The weekend is upon us. Perhaps you want to check out one of these concerts:
•Remember the band Clem Snide? Maybe you do, maybe you don't, but it's hard to forget a name like Eef Barzelay (pictured), that band's singer. He stops at Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St., tonight at 9. Cost is $10 at the door/$8 in advance, with Steph Jefferies and and Lydia Loveless opening up.
•Two vaguely newish (but not really that newish) local pop-rock bands, Take No Damage and The Nuclear Children, appear tonight at Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave. Both of these bands seemingly would work very well on CD101. Also appearing: Intriguing electro-rockers Pinebox.
•Tomorrow another up-and-coming local act, The Lost Revival, appears at the not-so-up-and-coming Oldfield's on High, 2590 N. High St. The experimental Americana band (aka "likes Wilco a lot") shares the stage with The Slang and Keith Jenkins & the Moving Parts (haven't heard from those guys in a while!). 10 p.m. door, free show.
•And what's this about country punks Bob Log III and Scott H. Biram appearing at Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St.? And Grafton and the Jellyhearts will be there too? How 'bout that!
•The hottest hip-hop show in a while, The Hieroglyphics, happens at Skully's, 1151 N. High St., Saturday night, in honor of 10 years of local promotions company On the Floor productions. Wes Flexner provides context.
•And Arlo Guthrie is coming Sunday to LC Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave. 7 p.m. doors, with $40 reserved seating and $20 lawn.
There's also a surely angry performance by Lewis Black on tap Sunday at Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., assuming you're willing to shell out between $43 and $60 for tickets. 8 p.m. show. We've got a little interview with the Daily Show/Root of All Evil dude.
And if you're really bored, you could go to the last few days of the fair. Some of our more fair-friendly staff members offer a guide here.