The small sect of Bourbon Street barflies who saw Box Elders the last time they were here haven't ceased hyping the Nebraska "cave pop" band. The group's music recalls '60s pop nuggets (The Seeds) and '70s punk (Ramones, Wire) in equal measure, a concoction that practically guarantees a good live show. Then there's that lineup, with Bobo staples Guinea Worms, Matt Horseshit and Day Creeper guaranteeing thrills throughout the evening. This one is a 10 p.m. start, $5 cover kind of deal, and Bobo is at 2216 Summit St. in case you were wondering.
As for alternatives, a newish local band called The Dirty Flaggs ("a hip upcoming rock band from Columbus!" exclaims the Skully's website) will play Skully's Music Diner, 1151 N. High St., tonight. Dutiful garage rockers Nuclear Children (check out "Paint It Red" on their MySpace) and The Lovebones, a group whose bio is far too preoccupied with stealing your girlfriend, will open. 10 p.m. start for this too, though I'm not sure about the cover.