Allow me to offer my endorsement of tonight's Frightened Rabbit show at The Basement, 391 Neil Ave. Were it not for a prior commitment, I would be there to witness the Scottish pop-rock band perform their emotionally wrenching, musically fascinating tunes. Read my preview for more on this band and why they're better than headliners French Kicks, who are merely OK. Tickets cost $12; doors open at 8 p.m.
As for other live music options, I've been hearing a lot of good things about newish local band Karate Coyote, who play Bernies, 1896 N. High St. Just don't go see Kenny G at the Palace.
On TV you've got the season finale of Top Chef (10 p.m., Bravo) and the series finale of the long-struggling Men In Trees (10 p.m., ABC).