College basketball season may be long gone, but tonight's music schedule is proof you can have a Big Monday any time of year. Consider the legendary Styrenes playing The Summit, 2210 Summit St. I explain the Cleveland proto-punks' legacy in this preview. Show up early so as not to miss Sandwich and Necropolis. 9 p.m. start, $7 cover.
Or maybe Minus the Bear is more your speed. The strange yet accessible synth-pop/math-rock beast will roar at Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St., for a $20 fee. 7 p.m. doors. Everest and Young the Giant open. Why not check out my bear bands chart to stoke your anticipation?
$20 will also get you into The Basement, 391 Neil Ave., to see King Crimson's Adrian Belew. 7 p.m. doors for that as well.
Big day for Travis Hoewischer; he takes over as editor of (614) today, and his new SNL-inspired monthly comedy/variety show Monday Night Live premieres at Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this. Super Desserts will be the musical guest. More details at Facebook.
And the extreme metal of Job For a Cowboy will louden up Skully's, 1151 N. High St. Joining them will be Gaza, Whitechapel and the always delightful Cattle Decapitation. This costs $17 at the door, which opens at 7 p.m.