Music: I’m going to tell you it’s alternative up there, but people, what we have ourselves here is some industrial/New Wave mix in the finest, darkest veins. While The Soft Moon comes from the Bay Area, the band’s music is clearly dragged screaming out from the depths of a crevasse found under a rock. It even has a song about spiders. It very much fits in with a night skulking, putting your eyeliner on and lacing up your corset. It’s music to sway eerily to, but seems to mostly linger on instrumentals that can make you fall out of time and space. Majical Cloudz opens up this portal with a smooth mix of keyboard-based electronica. It’s so smooth you might even be able to let the band woo your date for you, with surprisingly subtle touches that keep you coming back for more. After the bands, the Shakedown DJs will be there to rocket you back to reality with some snappy beats. The Soft Moon and Majical Cloudz play Thursday, January 10, 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $8-$10. 454-2966, bugjar.com.
Theater: MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) will host a staging of "12 Angry Men" tonight, 7:30 p.m., and continues through January 19. Tickets are $10 in advance for all, $20 general admission at the door, or $15 for seniors and students at the door. To reserve you ticket, call 234-1254, or visit muccc.org for more info.
Music: Brother Bear heads east from Buffalo to rock the basement at Dub Land and bust out his best mix of house and electronic samples. It’s a bit seamy, but totally catchy, and those who worry they aren’t going to get their dub on can be assured that’s all in the cards, too. Keto will be representing in the club as always, as well as a fun mix of DJs upstairs and down, including Mic See and DJ Fracture, as well as Conjur and Drop Dead. It should be worth braving the icy sidewalks of the East End, because they’ll get you so hot and hopping you’ll walk out and forget your coat (if you brought one to begin with). Brother Bear plays Thursday, January 10, 10 p.m. at Dubland Underground, 315 Alexander St. $5-$10. 232-7550.
Art: Check out the Fourth Annual Collector's Show and Sale at Phillips Fine Art (248 East Ave.) today, 12-6 p.m. The show runs through January 31. For more information, call 232-8120.
Music: And that’s why he was the king! Come on down to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St., dinosaurbarbque.com) to celebrate Elvis’s birthday with the Lustre Kings, playing all Elvis music for the whole night. Music starts at 9 p.m., cover is free.
Dance: Rochester Essence of Rhythm's Island Touch Bachata Explosion takes place tonight, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.at two locations. The event kicks off with a 7-9 p.m. workshop and dancing with the Island Touch team at Rhythm Society Urban Wellness Studios (90 Bittner St.). Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Then head over to the Island Touch Bachata Invasion Party at Lovin' Cup Bistro (300 Park Point Drive), 9 p.m.-1 a.m.m with DJ El Tiguere Del Mambo, Ataca Jorgie y La Alemana. Tickets for this segment are $5 before $11 p.m., or $10 after, and the party is open to ages 18+ with ID. For more information, call 749-6006 or visit rhythm-society.org.
Comedy: The Yards Collaborative Art Space (50-52 Public Market) will host a free comedy/music show, Goo House, tonight at 8 p.m., featuring Colin Burgess, Mikey Heller, Jon Schuta, Lucas Gardner, Anna Hall, Dewey Lovett, Vasia Ivanov, Puddles the Cat Comedian, a wizard, Kyle Vorbach, Charlie Wildey, and YOU! Music by Routine Involvements and Garden Fresh. For more information, visit attheyards.com.