Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is a music legend, but like I said in my preview of his show tonight at Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St., I tend to think of him as more of a pop culture personality than a stage performer. Maybe that's why he always plays relatively small venues like the Newport or opens for lesser acts like 311. Tonight's gig IS sold out, so at least we know he'll be packing the house. Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets would cost $32 if you could still buy them.

Also appearing tonight is Benny Benassi, a towering figure in dance music. (Here's my writeup from last time he was in town.) He'll spin once more at BOMA, 583 E. Broad St. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets cost $25.