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Keep your showgoing local tonight. Bike Trip, a newish group that blends indie pop’s recent interest in African guitar sounds like soukous and high life with low-grade art-kid fuckery, plays at Black Cat with Stereosleep and The XOs (8 p.m.; $8).And Anthony Pirog, the guitarist from local experimental duo Janel+ Anthony, plays solo at Velvet Lounge, with CJ Boyd and Tag Cloud opening (9 p.m., $8). Listen to Whimbrel by Tag Cloud ” target=”_blank”>this Tag Cloud jam and glaze over. Another lineup of experimental bands is at Dynasty Lounge. And singer/songwriters at Artisphere.


Brandon Wetherbee, a contributor to this blog, also does a podcast, “You, Me, Them, Everybody,” which is hosting a night of local comedy at Paperhaus, a DIY space whose location you can easily Google. 8 p.m.! Cheap!


Not a ton going on tonight. Catch up on Downton Abbey, I guess.