I'm appearing tonight on the panel of an event organized by the Columbus Music Co-op called "So You Want To Make Music in Columbus?" Along with such panelists as DoneWaiting's Robert Duffy and Miranda Sound's Billy Peake, I'll be answering questions about how to break into the Columbus music scene. It's geared toward teenagers, but it's open to anybody, and judging from the ill-advised methods some bands use to appeal for coverage in Alive, there are a lot of older folks out there who need this advice as much as the high schoolers do. We'll be at Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

After the workshop, tonight offers several concerts worth investigating. 90s post-grunge one-hit wonders The Toadies will be at Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St., while several good newish local pop-rock bands will be at CBR's, 503 S. Front St., including Karate Coyote, Blastronauts and The Nuclear Children. And The Summit, 2210 Summit St., hosts Paramount Styles, featuring Scott McCloud of Girls Against Boys. Check out Paramount Styles in the video below: