Among the music at area venues over the coming week:
Big Dipper, 171 S. Washington St.: Saturday, 2009 RAWK Final Four Preliminary Rounds: 6 p.m., Raw Nerve; 6:45 p.m., Immortal Absence; 7:30 p.m., Falling in Absence; 8:15 p.m., From the Grave; 9 p.m., The Kare Bear Massacre; 9:35 p.m., noncompeting acoustic player Danny Weber. $8/advance, $10/door.
Bluz at the Bend, 2721 N. Market St.: tonight-Saturday, Cary Fly (variety), 9 p.m.; Sunday, Cary Fly Evolution Jam (variety), 8 p.m.
Bolo’s Bar and Grill, 116 S. Best Road: tonight-Saturday, Mistaken Identity (variety), 8:45 p.m.-1:15 a.m.
Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St.: tonight, Cure All Remedy with Melissa Ann and Steven Wylie (rock/blues/acoustic), 8 p.m., $5; Saturday, Belt of Vapor CD release with Palms and Verhexen (rock), 8 p.m., $5.
Fizzie Mulligan’s, 331 W. Hastings Road: Thursday, Exit-7 (original), 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
The Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.: Saturday, Too Slim and the Taildraggers (rescheduled from Dec. 20) with the Underworld Orchestra, buffet dinner 6 p.m., concert 8:30 p.m., $23.50/show only, $38.50/dinner and show; Sunday, Marc Broussard with Jessie Baylin and Josh Hoge (Bayou soul music), 8 p.m., $14/advance, $16/day of show; Wednesday, Rev Theory with London Get Down (hard rock), 8 p.m., $11/advance, $13/door.
Library Lounge on Fourth Avenue, Quality Inn, 110 E. Fourth Ave.: tonight-Saturday, Chris Ellingberger (variety), 9 p.m.
Moose-a-Palousa IV: Friday, 7 p.m., metal and rock music featuring Strychnine, Audian, Skinwalker and more; Saturday, 4 p.m., rock and punk music with Small Town Nation, The Sissies, Chart-Toppin’ Hits, Reason for Existence, Cheap Escape, Stupid in Stereo, P36, Random Noise, Jaded 52 and Lithium.ID. All-ages show. 150 SE Kamiaken, Pullman. $5/day; proceeds benefit Moose Heart charities, an Illinois boarding school for kids in need, and the Pullman Arts Pavillion. (509) 334-3000
VFW #51, 300 W. Mission Ave.: Saturday, Stagerider (original), 6-10 p.m.; Sunday, Ben and Sherry (variety), 4-7 p.m.