Who: Kevin Mahogany, with the Joe Hunter Trio: 8 p.m., $20. Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-795-0550, www.nighttowncleveland.com. What: Technically, it’s jazz – but he can sure get funky. Night one of a two-night stand. Click the video for a belt, and click 'More' to get the rest of the schedule.
Who: The Black Dahlia Murder/3 Inches of Blood/the Eternal/Decrepit Birth: 7 p.m. Peabody's, 2083 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999. What: Three words: Metal. Thrashin’. Mad.
Who: Captain Fantastic (Elton John tribute)/52nd Street (Billy Joel tribute): 8 p.m., $10. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com. What: It’ll be just like that tour from a couple-few years back, but without the train wreck appeal. Get ready to sing along.
Who: Diana Jones: 8 p.m., $10. Beachland, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. What: Nashville singer-songwriter has a silken touch.
Who: Roomful of Blues: 8 p.m., $15 ADV/$18 DOS. Wilbert's, 812 Huron Rd. E., 216-902-GOOD, www.wilbertsmusic.com. What: One of the great live bands, but not so great that you have to share them with an entire arena.
Who: Corey Smith: Cambridge Room, 9 p.m., $12.50. House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, www.hob.com.What: Georgia singer-songwriter plays dainty tunes about shootin’ pool and smokin’ cigarettes.
Who: The Toasters/Fear Nuttin' Band: 9 p.m., $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588. What: Clear Channel and the Tri-Lateral Commission have scheduled the next ska revival for, like, next week. Sign up early, and the two-tone army will spare ye.
-- DX Ferris