Journey

Both arenas are hosting relatively huge shows this evening. Of most interest to this readership will probably be Journey, whose recent jolt in popularity among America's youth was chronicled in John Ross' concert preview. He left out the real culprit in this renaissance, though: Everybody is gaga for "Don't Stop Believin'," a love that combines kitsch and honest-to-God adoration with the best of 'em. Just remember the band you're paying $25-127.50 to see features a talented imposter, not Steve Perry. Opening act Night Ranger starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center, Lane Ave. & Olentangy River Rd.

Teen-pop sensations Jonas Brothers are at Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. They'll play you songs about promise rings for a mere $29.50-89.50. Two groups called Honor Society and Wonder Girls will open the show, but I know nothing about them. And now for some South Park.

Nearby at The Basement, 391 Neil Ave., Hackensaw Boys will provide a rootsier alternative to all this glossy madness. Just $10 for this double-bill with The Rustlanders. Doors open at 8 p.m.