MADISON LIVE - Horseshoes and Hand Grenades with Head For The Hills. 8 p.m. Progressive/Bluegrass/Americana. $12, $15 day of show.
SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - The Exit Strategy with Brent James, Brandon Losacker and The Stapleton Brothers. 8 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.
MOTR PUB - Moonwalks with Denim Gremlin. 10 p.m. Rock. Free.
OCTAVE - Montu. 9 p.m. Electronic/Jam. Free.
THE REDMOOR - Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. 7 p.m. Jazz. $20.
SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Dusty Rust with Jared Schaedle. 9:30 p.m. Country/Honky Tonk/Americana. Free.
20TH CENTURY THEATER - Paul Thorn. 8 p.m. Roots Rock. $28-$30.
LIVE! AT THE LUDLOW GARAGE - We Banjo 3 with Talisk. 8:30 p.m. Celtic. $25-$45.
MOTR PUB - Native Sun with Musicmaniac featuring Da Kool. 10 p.m. Hip Hop. Free.
NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Tonefarmer with Molly Sullivan. 10 p.m. Alt/Rock. Free.
NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Daddy Issues, Black Planet, Leggy and Spooky Dreamland. 9 p.m. Indie Rock/Pop. $10.
SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Punk Rock Night Cincinnati presents Richie Ramone with Rat Trap, Tiger Sex and The Pistol Mystics. 9 p.m. Punk. $12.
SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - The Goddamn Gallows, Koffin Kats and Against the Grain. 9 p.m. Americana Punk/Psychobilly/Punk. $15.
THOMPSON HOUSE - The Obnoxious Boot. 8 p.m. Hardcore/Spoken World. $10.
WESTSIDE VENUE - Local Support Fest with SansAxiom, Dream Driver, Leopold the Ghost, Madness Inside, Fires Of Winter, Day Needs Night, The Inturns and Ethan and Joey. 6 p.m. Rock/Various. $8 ($10 for two-day pass).
WOODWARD THEATER - Sylmar with Pout and Triiibe. 9 p.m. Alt/Rock/Hip Hop/R&B/Spoken Word/Various. $7, $10 day of show.
CROW’S NEST - Twig & Leaf. 10 p.m. Americana/Folk. Free.
DOWNTOWNE LISTENING ROOM - Twangtown Paramours with Eric Gnezda. 7:30 p.m. Americana. $15.
THE GREENWICH - Jess Lamb and The Factory featuring Audley. 9 p.m. Soul/R&B/Rock/Alt/Various. $8.
MOTR PUB - Vita and the Woolf with Beams and Soften. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free. (Read more about Soften here.)
NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Jake Logan and The Midnight Riders, The AmpFibians and Veronica Grimm and The Heavy Hearts. 10 p.m. Rock/Roots/Various. Free.
SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - New Sincerity Works, Twig, Smokin Zeus, Wilde Violet, Chalk Eye, Oh So Luminous and Brass Owl,. 8 p.m. Rock/Various. $7.
SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - The Tillers (album release show) with Pert Near Sandstone and Al Scorch. 8:30 p.m. Americana/Folk/Roots. $15. Read CityBeat’s cover story on the band and check out the group’s recent music video for the new album’s “Dear Mother” below.
URBAN ARTIFACT - Automaton (release show) with Lords of the Trident and Nithing. 8 p.m. Steampunk Metal.
U.S. BANK ARENA - ’90s Block Party with Guy, Monica, Jagged Edge, Ginuwine and Dru HIll. 7:30 p.m. R&B/Pop. $43.50-$254.
WESTSIDE VENUE - Local Support Fest with Automatic Evolution, Mourning Aftur, MCRNR Down One, Mister Mason, Hot Diggity Daffodil, Jeff Conner, Casey Edward, Spencer Collett and Unlawful. 6 p.m. Rock/Various. $8.
20TH CENTURY THEATER - K. Flay. 8:30 p.m. AltPop. Sold out.
Kristine Flaherty — better known by her stage name K.Flay — has seen her career skyrocket since she played the Taft Theatre’s Ballroom for the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival. With her deft blend of emotionally honest poetics, ear-tugging, Electro-tinged Pop and tranquil Hip Hop (think a Millennial version of Liz Phair with better hooks, MC skills and crisper production), K.Flay started making industry waves at the start of the decade, but she left RCA Records in 2013 over artistic differences and struck out on her own for her breakthrough 2014 LP, Life as a Dog. The album caught fire, doing well on the charts and leading to relentless touring across the globe. She eventually signed with Night Street Records, the Interscope sub-label founded by Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds, and released her strong debut for the label, 2017’s Every Where is Some Where, which was followed by an opening slot on ID’s huge Evolve Tour. K.Flay has built a large, loyal base of fans who’ve deeply connected with her music; last fall she compiled the moving stories fans had written on the blank pages she provided at her merch booth into a book titled Crush Me. The industry has (re)connected with her as well — K.Flay capped off 2017 with two Grammy nominations, including one for Best Rock Song for her “Blood in the Cut.” (Read CityBeat's 2017 interview with K.Flay here.)
NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Eyehategod and Cro-Mags with Flesh Mother, Treason and Vile Mentality. 8 p.m. Metal/Hardcore/Punk. $22, $25 day of show.