What To Do Tonight: A smattering of shows to warm you one last time

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

None of the shows tonight are making me squeal with glee, but there are several that could provide solid entertainment on what may be the last legitimately cold night of winter.

•One of those shows features Boston punk combo Street Dogs. They definitely sound like they appeal to adolescents more than y'all hip twenty- and thirty-somethings, but if you want to pump your fist and rage against — something? — then this could be pretty fun. Street Dogs will be at The Basement, 391 Neil Ave., with mohawked fellow Bostonians Ashers and locals The Garrison, for a fee of $13. (OK, maybe this one's just for fans after all. Thirteen bucks??)

•There's also something called BabyBear playing at Skully's, 1151 N. High St., which, judging by their MySpace page, seems to be a locally rooted pop-rock group with whiny but palettable All-American Rejects tendencies. Karate Coyote, who you may know from their oft-requested tunage on CD101, will be there too, as will The Great Transparency, The Heyday and FSA Artists. Your $5 cover charge benefits VH1's Save the Music Foundation. 8 p.m. doors.

•Skylab, 57 E. Gay St. (5th floor), is offering the spazzy hardcore sounds of Stress Ape. (More details here.)