It's cold. But there are plenty of reasons to leave your warm house this weekend. Seriously. Some ideas are here; other ideas are below.
Designer Drugs @ 2720 Cherokee Kick the year off right with these NYC DJs, who have entertained at London Calling in the past. With Cor(e)yography, Andy Mon$y. 9 p.m. $12 to $15.
AM Taxi @ Firebird These Chicagoans (and ex-members of Lucky Boys Confusion) take cues from the Hold Steady and Gaslight Anthem. With the Architects, Eric Moeller and the Strummalongs. 8 p.m. $10.
HUMDRUM, Tight Pants Syndrome, Bunnygrunt @ Schlafly Tap Room Local indie of the post, pop and slop varieties (respectively). 9 p.m. Free.
Juanita Place @ Vintage Vinyl Says the record store, the locals will be "showcasing their contagious jazz/rock/soul sound by highlighting tracks from their debut release [Her Hero]." 6:30 p.m. Free.
Marler Mayhem @ The Pageant Joe Dirt, Extremely Pointless, High Times and Hangovers join together in memory of Cpl. Donald Marler, who died in Afghanistan last June. 8 p.m. $15, proceeds go to Fisher House, a foundation that "provides free or low-cost lodging to military families visiting hospitalized soldiers."
Kyle Turley Band @ Helen Fitzgerald's The ex-Rams player brings his country tunes back to town for an encore presentation. 9 p.m.
Joe Stickley's Blue Print @ Old Rock House The erstwhile, genteel folk-rock band headlines. With Backyard Tire Fire's Ed Anderson and Reeling Gilly. 9 p.m. $10
Saturday: Great Big Rock Show @ Off Broadway Al Swacker, the host of KDHX's Greaser's Lunchbox, presents a punk/rockabilly extravaganza featuring the Tripdaddys, Everett Dean, Butcher Holler and Devil Baby Freakshow. 8 p.m. Advance: 21-plus: $10, Under 21: $13. Day Of Show: 21-plus: $12, Under 21: $15.
Second Story Saturdays @ Llywelyn's Pub in CWE It's a night of hip-hop hysteria, featuring Mathias, Dallas, Heavyset Xeuxe, EMFB and Jonezy. 21-plus. 9 p.m. $5.
Sunday Whats Up Magazine Benefit Concert @ Old Rock House Whats Up magazine has been "helping people help themselves" since 2002. Return the favor on Sunday, when the Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Cheerful Robots, Rachel Brandt and more gather for a benefit. 8 p.m. $10. 21-plus only.