Two shows worth your while tonight:

One is Steve Earle, who brings his left-wing folk rock (is there any other kind?) to the Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St, with opening act Alison Moorer. Wes Flexner previewed the show, which starts at 8 p.m. and costs between $29.50-39.50. The other is The Black Hollies, who practice a retro brand of rock that's a little bit soul and a lot psychedelic. This is going down at Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave. Brian Glaze (Gris Gris, Brian Jonestown Massacre) will also perform, as will local movers and shakers the True Moves. 10 p.m. start for this one, and admission is free!