Sweatheart, the crazy-ass Philadelphia collective headed by Columbus native Thom Lessner, comes to Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave. tonight. If you're looking for a Thursday night 80s-style pop dance party that doesn't involve the creepers from Ladies' 80s, this show might just be for you. Previous encounters with the band have been hilariously entertaining, and the latest recordings on their MySpace suggest their writing and arranging are sharper than ever. They've become more than just a good joke.

The Beatdowns and Barry & the Eastenders will play too starting around 10 p.m. And if you miss tonight's show, they'll be back Sunday to play Surly Girl Saloon, 1126 N. High St.