So, hey, I guess it snowed this week. Yeah. It'll have to melt soon, right? RIght? Anyone? Hello? Ah well. Shows and concerts must go on; see this list here. And also see ten more lovely events below.
January 21 DJ Solange Knowles @ Exo Beyonce's sister will be providing the tunes, DJ-style, while local songstress Teresajenee contributes a live performance. All details here.
Charlie Hunter @ Jazz at the Bistro The jazz guitarist will be at the Bistro through Saturday. All info here.
Fister @ The Firebird Metal and punk, up your ass.With the Fuck Off And Dies, Everything Went Black, The Disappeared, Better Days. 8 p.m. $8.
Jon Hardy & the Public @ The Sheldon Ballroom As part of the Sheldon Sessions Series. (Say that five times fast.) With Maid Rite. 8 p.m. $10.
The Insomniacs @ The Gramophone These 2010 BMA Nominees are on Delta Groove Records and specialize in bluesy, R&B-flavored rootsy music. 9 p.m. $10. $3 minor surcharge. 18-plus. January 22 The Breaks EP Release @ The Firebird The Breaks' debut EP, Odd Man Out, is a nice glimpse into the band's stomping post-punk sound; the EP's highlight by far is the two-minute garage-punk jolt "Move On," which is a dead ringer for the Hives. Download the EP here. With Warm Jets USA, The Livers. 10 p.m. $8.
Blood Pony CD release @ Off Broadway Christian Schaeffer reviewed Blood Pony's CD, Escapists, in this week's paper. On the album, he says, "however, the band doesn't overwhelm with its unique instrumentation, and the strings, horns and percussion do their best to add some color to these dour, minor-key dirges. Guitarist and singer James Walker's voice has the reedy resonance to push through the clutter most of the time, and often violinist Tori Walters lifts him up with crystalline harmonies." With Pretty Little Empire and 3 Dollar Band. 9 p.m. 21-plus: $10. Under 21: $13. Free CD with admission.
Jes Kramer, Nee and Beth Bombara @ Schlafly Tap Room Three confessional singer-songwriters perform, a perfect match for this chilly weather. (Dig Kramer's twinkly keyboards.) 9 p.m. Free.
London Calling @ The Gramophone Bi-weekly dance night. 9 p.m. 21+.
Ticketmaster New Music Showcase @ The Pageant Tenement Ruth, Troubadour Dali, Jeremiah Johnson and the Sliders and the Good Time Engineers round out this local bill. 8 p.m. 21-plus: free with ticket. Under 21: $5.