Best bets

TODAY

LAWRENCE

� Bardo Pond, The Capsules, Everest, 9 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
� New Orleans Juice, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

� Broken Cowboys, Shannon Brown, 8 p.m., The Beaumont, 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
� Afroskull, Jazz Discharge, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

FRIDAY

LAWRENCE

� The Good Life, Azure Ray, Getaway Driver, 6 p.m. (early show), The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
� The Band That Saved the World (CD release party), 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
� Key, The Draft, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.
� "Battle of the Bands," featuring Uriah, Translucent, Trail Blazers, One-One-Nine, Near Life Experience, Conceptual Blue, Green Eggs and Man and Clockwork, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Lawrence High School cafeteria, 1901 La.
� Tenth Annual Choreographer's Showcase, 8 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.

KANSAS CITY

� Louisiana accordion master Buckwheat Zydeco, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
� Count Basie Orchestra, 8 p.m., Midland Theatre, 1228 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

SATURDAY

LAWRENCE

� Twizted, Zug Island, Anybody Killa, 6 p.m. (early show), The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
� John Scofield, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
� Max Yoho book signing, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Border's, 700 N.H.
� Lawrence Children's Choir Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.
� Tenth Annual Choreographer's Showcase, 8 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.

KANSAS CITY

� International siren Nikka Costa, 8 p.m., The Beaumont, 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
� Grand Champeen, Panhead, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

TOPEKA

� "La Cage Aux Folles," 8 p.m., Topeka Civic Theatre, Gage and S.W. Eighth streets.

SUNDAY

LAWRENCE

� Dynamic rock duo Local H, Chevelle, Burning Brides, 9 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
� Kudzu Kings, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

KANSAS CITY

� The Stratford 4, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

MONDAY

LAWRENCE

� Atom and His Package, AM/FM, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

KANSAS CITY

� Superdrag, Matthew, National Fire Theory, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

TUESDAY

LAWRENCE

� Experimental musical collective Sound Tribe Sector 9, 9 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
� Hot Rod Circuit, John Vanderslice, Further Seems Forever, Kind of Like Spitting, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
� "Squonk," 7 p.m., Lied Center.

KANSAS CITY

� Dream Theater, 7 p.m., The Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
� The Paladins, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
� Pretty Girls Make Graves, Small Brown Bike, Last of the V8s, Problems With Perfection, 7 p.m., 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo.

WEDNESDAY

LAWRENCE

� Contra Naturam Fetish Troupe, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

KANSAS CITY

� Jazz pianist Diana Krall, 7 p.m., Midland Theatre, 1228 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
� Girls Against Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Standard, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
� Einstein Electric, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
� D.L. Hughley, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Stanford and Sons, 504 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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