If you can relate the frantic sweep of a down-home bluegrass extravaganza to a punk show's wave of chaos—or even if you just like a good hootenanny—then tonight's appearance by the The Hackensaw Boys should be up your alley. It's worth mentioning that this is the first time I've ever recommended a show at the House of Crave, 391 Neil Ave, PromoWest's White Castle-themed bar and concert hall above The Basement. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this all ages, $5 show.

If you'd rather bob your head to hip-hop, head to So What Wednesdays at Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St., where the funkiest DJ in town, Andrew "Funky D" Patton, will be celebrating his birthday.

For the Guitar Hero freaks out there, it's worth noting that 99.7 The Blitz is hosting its tournament finals this evening at Skully's, 1151 N. High St. There's another show on the docket for later, so this one should be wrapped up by around Standard Rock Time (10 p.m.).

And if you're staying in tonight, enjoy new episodes of Project Runway (10 p.m., Bravo) and Gossip Girl (9 p.m., The CW). Or tune in to A Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theatre (10 p.m., ABC), presented by ExxonMobil (no, seriously!), and see who the President invited to entertain him this holiday season.