Best bets

TODAY

LAWRENCE

  • The Schwag, 8 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
  • Tri-Point Paradox, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.
  • The Smith Brothers Band Live!, 9 p.m., Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa.

KANSAS CITY

  • Mel Waiters, DC Bellamy, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ultimate Fakebook, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway St., Kansas City, Mo.

SATURDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Texas rock demons The Burden Brothers, Elevator Division, Abbington, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • The Life and Times, Panic in Detroit, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
  • Wryly Bent, 9 p.m., Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa.
  • Right Between the Ears, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

  • O.A.R., Guster, 8 p.m., Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway St., Kansas City, Mo.

SUNDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Muscular Dystrophy benefit, featuring Dark Matter, My Fathers Gun, Human Ritual, Metalurgy, 6 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.

KANSAS CITY

  • Newport Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour, featuring Randy Brecker, James Carter, James Moody, Cedar Walton, Howard Alden, Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, 7 p.m., Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo.

MONDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Subway songwriter Mary Lou Lord, Gingersol, Eric Hurst, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

KANSAS CITY

  • Blue Monday Jam with Doug Talley, 7 p.m., Blue Room, 18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.

TUESDAY

KANSAS CITY

  • Guttermouth, StretchArmstrong, Bleed The Dream, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Calico System, On Broken Wings, Remembering Never, Shattered Realm, 7 p.m., El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Stan Kessler Quartet, noon, Recital Hall, Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.

WEDNESDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Conceptual U.K. band British Sea Power, Kaito, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Howie Day, Stereophonics, 8 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.

THURSDAY

LAWRENCE

  • Israeli quartet Rockfour, 9 p.m., Eighth Street Tap Room, 801 N.H.
  • The Sounds, Kill Hannah, Ima Robot, 5 p.m. (early show), The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Anything But Joey (acoustic set), 8 p.m., The Meat Market, 811 N.H.

KANSAS CITY

  • Brave Combo, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Jazz Disciples, 7 p.m., Blue Room, 18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.

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