Ball of Wax #14 release at Sunset Tavern, 8 p.m., $6
Ma'chell Duma Lavassar, ladies 'n gents:
The show tonight celebrating the release of Ball of Wax 14 is going "unplugged". But no, there will be not be fringed suede jacket-wearing "cowboys" from New Jersey singing about riding a steel horse, nor should you expect morose Bowie covers from flannel-clad Northwesterners. No, Levi Fuller is bringing it back home to the original acoustic style performances that started the BOW party in Fuller's own basement fourteen releases ago. The stripped-down live affair is a smart move logistically if you want to get as many of the seventeen contributing artists (Transmissionary Six, Geist & Samuel Joseph and LaChroma, just to name a few) as possible on and off the stage in a reasonably fluid fashion. In such an intimate setting, the mostly duo and solo performances will be perfect for BOW 14's toasty, crisp autumn vibe.
Scarub, Braille, The Wright Family, Kruse, Type, Gray Matters, hosted by Onry Ozzborn at Nectar, 8 p.m., $6
Scarub is one of the Living Legends; supporting him are a whole truckload of locals. Onry hosts.
King Khan & the BBQ Show, Dutchess & the Duke at Chop Suey, 8 p.m., $12
Wasn't King Khan just here? Does it matter? Their shows are more fun-- and more chaotic-- than a barrelful of monkeys let loose in a large room. Also, if you haven't see D&D yet, here's yet another good opportunity to do so when they're joined by another awesome band we like.