Among the music at area venues over the coming week:
Big Al’s, 6361 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls: Thursday, DJ D-Ates Show (variety), 9 p.m.
Big Dipper, 171 S. Washington St.: Saturday, 2009 RAWK Final Four Preliminary Rounds: 6 p.m., Naked Diabetics; 6:45 p.m., Clockwork Mishap; 7:30 p.m., Waggy Plank; 8:15 p.m., In Cold Daylight; 9 p.m., Death by Adam; 9:35 p.m., noncompeting acoustic player Shane Evans. $8/advance, $10/door.
Bluz at the Bend, 2721 N. Market St.: tonight-Saturday, Don Emerson (variety), 9 p.m.; Sunday, Cary Fly Evolution Jam (variety), 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Sammy Eubanks (variety), 8 p.m.; Thursday, Riverside R&B (rhythm and blues), 8 p.m., and Michale (variety), 9 p.m.
The Blvd., 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.: today, Sik Nikolas “Pain vs. Pen” CD release and birthday party (variety), 5 p.m., $5/advance, $7/door; tonight, The Swallos, Addicted Miss, Cure All Remedy, Pasties and Paddles, Sacrements of Seduction (variety), 9 p.m., $5, ladies free; Saturday, Lenka (pop), 6 p.m. (all ages), $15; Awesome Nice dance party with DJs Locke and James Two (variety), 9 p.m., $3/age 21 and over, $7/ages 18-21.
Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St.: tonight, Meteorites Attack, Its and Icicle, March of the Black Queen, Space Age Fur, Please Draw In Me, The City We Live In (rock), 7 p.m., $6; Saturday, Dan Conrad Full Band w/Brett Hite and Colleen Rice (rock/pop), 8 p.m., $5.
The Cretin Hop, 1317 N. Howard St.: Tuesday, The Meteors, The Swallows, Chart Toppin Hits, Reason for Existence (rock), 6 p.m., $15.
Curley’s Bar and Bistro, 26433 W. Highway 53, Hauser: tonight-Saturday, Mr. Happy (variety), 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free.
Empyrean Coffee House, 154 S. Madison St.: Wednesday, Jon Davidson (variety), 7-8 p.m.; Thursday, Wovenhand, Oil of Angels, Godbear (variety), 7:30 p.m., $10/advance, $12/door.
Fizzie Mulligan’s, 331 W. Hastings Road: tonight-Saturday, Sattelite (original), 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thursday, Exit-7 (original), 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
House of Brews, 2706 N. Monroe St.: Saturday, Kenny D (blues/variety), 7-10 p.m.
The Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave.: Saturday, Black Out Saturday dance party with DJ K-Phi, 10 p.m., $10 (18 and older); Thursday, O.A.R. (rock), 8 p.m., $25/advance, $27.50/door.
Thumpers Bar and Grill, 718 E. Francis Ave.: tonight-Saturday, Bluefire Down (variety), 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
VFW 51, 300 W. Mission Ave.: Saturday, Stagerider (original), 6-10 p.m.; Sunday, Ben and Sherry (variety), 4-7 p.m.
Viking Tavern, 1221 N. Stevens St.: tonight, The Donner Party Band Live (variety), 8-11 p.m., free.
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