ADDIS ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT, 9 N. 17th St., 308-3649. Kenny Wesley (indie soul, jazz), 7 p.m. Saturday, no cover.
ASHLAND COFFEE & TEA, 100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland, 798-1702. Acoustic Image , 8 p.m. Friday, $10-$15. The Gobstoppers (Jackie Frost, BJ Kocen, Chris Fuller, George Garrett, Brad Tucker and Jim Wark), 8 p.m. Saturday, $10-$15. Drew Gibson CD release with opener BJ Kocen , 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, $10. Stephen Simmons , 8 p.m. Jan. 12, $12-$17.
BALLICEAUX, 203 N. Lombardy St., 355-3008. Out Cold , 10 p.m. Thursday, no cover. Flesh Mountain Boys , 10:30 p.m. Friday, $5. Beard , 10:30 p.m. Saturday, no cover. Sean Lovelace , 10:30 a.m., no cover. Jason Ajemian & The High Life and Glows In The Dark , 10 p.m. Wednesday, $5. No BS! Brass Band , 10 p.m. Jan. 12, no cover.
THE BEACH HOUSE, 4040 Cox Road, 612-6116. The Keys (dueling pianos), 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $6.
BEST CAFÉ, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, 340-1400. Larri Branch Agenda , 6 p.m. Friday, no cover. Samson Trinh & the Mills Family Band , 6 p.m. Jan. 12, no cover.
BIG AL'S SPORTS BAR, 3641 Cox Rd # F, 270-4454. Out on a Limb , 7:30 p.m. Thursday, no cover.
BOGARTS IN THE FAN, 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280. Roger Carroll & Chez Roue , 9 p.m. Thursday, no cover. Beast Wellington , 10 p.m. Wednesday, no cover.
BUBBA'S, 4000 Williamsburg Road, 226-9711. Hammer Down , 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, no cover.
THE CAMEL, 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Meade Skelton & The Meadow Street Band (alt folk-country) and Herschel Stratego , Saturday, $5.
THE CANAL CLUB, 17th and Dock streets, 643-CLUB (2582). Arete, Galaxy Dynamite, Schak and others, 7 p.m. Friday, $8-$10. Mensrea, Antietam, Dave Brockie Experience and others, 6 p.m. Saturday, $10. Michetti, Sonkin and M6 , 9 p.m. Jan. 12, $10-$15.
CAPITAL ALE HOUSE DOWNTOWN MUSIC HALL, 623 E. Main St., 780-ALES (2537). Hunter Wolf CD release party, 7 p.m. Saturday, no cover.
CARY STREET CAFÉ, 2631 W. Cary St., 353-7445. X-Box 360 (rock), 10 p.m. Thursday, no cover. Trongone Band, 10 p.m. Friday, $5. The Matterhorns (funk, jazz), 10 p.m. Saturday, $5. The Former Champions (jam band), 10 p.m. Tuesday, no cover. Think , 10 p.m. Wednesday, no cover.
CITY DOGS, 1309 W. Main St., 358-3647. Urth , 10 p.m. Thursday. Soundstorm , 10 p.m. Friday. The Space Heaters , 10 p.m. Saturday.
COMMERCIAL TAPHOUSE, 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544. Scott Clark , 8 p.m. Sunday, no cover.
DADDIO'S GRILL & PUB, 12385 Gayton Road, 754-1448. Spotz Best Friend (classic rock, Motown), 8 p.m. Friday.
EMILIO'S TAPAS BAR, 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224. Doc Branch & the Keynotes (jazz), 9:30 p.m. Friday, $5.
ENZO'S ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE, Broadview Shopping Center, 36 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot, 784-2962. Pat Russell Band , 7:30 p.m. Friday. Interchange , 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
GUS' BAR & GRILL, 2701 W. Broad St., 612-9275. Wrenn Mangum (Elvis, Johnny Cash, '50s rock 'n' roll tribute), 9 p.m. Friday, $4.
THE HARD SHELL-BELLGRADE, Shoppes at Bellgrade, 11400 West Huguenot Road, 464-1476. Lawrence Olds Quartet , 6:30 p.m. Saturday, no cover.
HARDEE'S RESTAURANT, 12401 Jefferson Davis Highway, 748-0656. Heart of Country , 5 p.m. Thursday, no cover.
HOME TEAM GRILL IN THE FAN, 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360. Bart Chucker Band and John Walker , 9 p.m. Friday, no cover.
JJ'S GRILLE, 10298 Staples Mill Road, 755-6229. Bill Roberts , 9 p.m. Friday, no cover. Pat O'Brien , 8 p.m. Saturday.
KINGDOM, 12 Walnut Alley, www.kingdomrva.com. Mercy Screams and Blood of Martyrs , 5:30 p.m. Friday, $10.
LA PARISIENNE BISTRO & CAFÉ, 200 S. 10th St., 225-0225. Carol Covell & Skip Gailes (jazz), 7 p.m. Thursday, no cover. Russ Hanchin & Joe Sarver (jazz), 7 p.m. Jan. 12, no cover.
LEGEND BREWING CO., 321 W. Seventh St., 232-3446. Tough Deal , 8 p.m. Friday, no cover.
THE NATIONAL, 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Dub Nation Hype Bass Dance Party with J Rabbit, AK 1200 and Helicopter Showdown , 8 p.m. Friday, $12. Robbin Thompson & Steve Bassett , 8 p.m. Saturday, $20-$25.
O'TOOLE'S RESTAURANT & PUB, 4800 Forest Hill Ave., 233-1781. John Small & Mark Merritt , 8:30 p.m. Friday, no cover.
POSITIVE VIBE CAFÉ, Stratford Hills Shopping Center, 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622. Bob Blagg Duo , 6:30 p.m. Friday, no cover. Tripp & Jenny , 11:30 a.m. Sunday, no cover.
ROBIN INN, 2601 Park Ave., 353-0298. Fred Ostrow & Friends (jazz), 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, no cover.
RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, 11500 W. Huguenot Road, 378-0600. Darryl Emerson (piano), 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
SINÉ IRISH PUB, 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Jason Masi , Thursday. US , Friday.
SPORTSMAN RESTAURANT, 3306 Williamsburg Road, 236-1911. Loose Gravel (classic rock), 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
SUNSET GRILL, 1601 Hockett Road, Manakin-Sabot, 784-4500. On the heated deck: Pat O'Brien , 7 p.m. Friday, no cover. Hondo Power Trio (Kent Alley, Mike Guza and Chris Legainoli), 7 p.m. Saturday, no cover.
TOBACCO COMPANY, 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555. Phil Walker (piano R&B), 7 p.m. Thursday. John Fetherston , 9:30 p.m. Friday. The Atkinsons, 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Rick Schaffer , 7 p.m. Jan. 12.
VISIONS DANCE CLUB, Holiday Inn Select-Koger South, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., 379-3800. Flashback , 9 p.m. Saturday, $8.
OUT OF TOWN
OUT OF TOWN
THE BIRCHMERE, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, (703) 549-7500. Pat McGee Band reunion show with Tony Lucca , 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, sold out. Eric Johnson , 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
FLOOZIES, 109-B W. Main St., Louisa, (540) 967-1124. Blue Line Highway (acoustic rock), 8 p.m. Saturday, $5.
THE JEFFERSON THEATER, 110 E. Main St., Charlottesville, (800) 594-8499. The Invisible Hand and Astronomers , Thursday. Robin & Linda Williams & Their Fine Group , 8 p.m. Friday, $22-$25.
THE NORVA, 317 Monticello Ave., Norfolk, (757) 627-4547. A New Day Rising, Before the Blind, JACT and others, 7 p.m. Friday, $10. Gary US Bonds, Southside Johnny, Garry Tallent, Nick Clemons Band, Jake Clemons and others in tribute to Clarence Clemons, 8 p.m. Saturday, $50.
SUNSET GRILL, 1697 General Puller Highway, Deltaville, 776-7021. MT & the Ds , 8 p.m. Saturday, no cover.