A lot of people bring finesse to karaoke night. Some bring years of practice. Here's what we like about the B-Side Liquor Lounge's Karaoke Night: What the East Side's young turks lack in technique, they make up for in panache, dressing to make the scene: Think a tattooed and denim-clad mix of undergrads and recent grads -- definitely not the swanky West Sixth sense of "dress to impress" -- singing the songs like they own them. Or like they'd like to. So if you're itching to put your stamp on Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line," Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell," or Hall and Oates' "I Can't Go for That" -- then go for it. At the very least, it's theatrical. Or close enough.
In Winter, Thoughts at an End. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30. $10, 18 and over. No cover after 11 p.m. for Violent Playground/ Encoder CD release. Phantasy Night Club, 11802 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-228-6300.
With Doug Burkhart vs. Nox vs. Dangermouse, KC vs. Still Life vs. Secret Sauce, and Cloud 10 vs. Graph vs. Alex Holtz. 9 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Dress code is "stylish, cultured, and cool." No cover before 11 p.m., $5 after. 19 and over. The View, 618 P