Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave., is the place to be tonight. Cincinnati's Buffalo Killers, Athens' Dropdead Sons and our own Slide Machine will rock you thoroughly. And stop in across the street for the dance party at new Seagull Bags store. (Full disclosure: One of my roommates runs the company.)

Carabar's lineup tomorrow is strong too, with Grave Blankets, the Beatdowns and TV Eye on tap.

Ravari Room's lineup of The Receiver, Brainbow and The Black Canary will be more ethereal but equally as entertaining down at 2657 N. High St.

That's all that's twirling my hammer for this weekend. See you back here Monday. And in the meantime, read about my favorite albums from the first half of '07...