Show us your scooters!
Ah, to be young and mod in England during the 1960s -- attending all-night dance parties, beating up rockers, and, of course, rounding up the crew for a scooter ride. But if you think watching Quadrophenia is your only link to the mod scene, then check out tonight's Lambretta Girl Scooter Rally and Mod/Punk Fest at Churchill's Hideaway (5501 NE Second Ave., Miami). The Van Derwals, Creepy T's, and Remnants take on the roles of the Kinks, Yardbirds, and Stones, respectively, while AC Cobra and pals tear apart the outside stage with original sets. Headlining the evening are the Spits and the Black Lips, two rough-and-tumble punk bands who won't spit at you for wearing a suit. And if you're a girl (bird) and want to partake in the scooter rally (ride), grab your Lammy (Lambretta) and head over to the Hollywood Beach Holiday Inn (2711 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood). Rally organizer Missi Kroge estimates about 50 glory girls from different states will converge upon the town for what she hopes to be the first of several such events. It's almost like Brighton! So put on your parka and head down to the pub at 8 p.m. Admission costs $8. Call 305-757-1807. -- Jason Budjinski
Kick out the cancer
Four years ago, Boston musician Christine Baze eagerly quit her job in hopes of making her band a full-time gig. A week later, the problems began, but they weren't of the usual starving-musician variety; Baze had developed cervical cancer. Though doctors managed to save her life, the procedures could have been far less invasive had the disease been detected earlier. So, in an effort to prevent other women from experiencing the surgical hell she went through, Baze started PopSmear.org to spread the word of early testing, taking her message to concert halls throughout the country with the Yellow Umbrella Tour. The tour features Baze's trip-hop band, Skills of Ortega, and catchy pop rockers K's Choice. Check 'em out tonight at Ovation (3637 S. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach). The show starts at 8 p.m. with Jen Foster and eL. Tickets cost $15. Call 561-740-7076. -- Jason Budjinski
From cradle to stage
Psychodrama, as defined by metal mavens Dry Kill Logic, is when people overreact to stupid things. This phenomenon so annoyed the band that it named its label Psychodrama Records. Hey -- a metal band's gotta have something to be angry about, especially when taking a younger band like Salem's Cradle (pictured) under its dark wing for a national tour. You wouldn't want the boys to get the impression that heavy music has gone emo -- hell, no. We need more songs like "One Handed Knife Fight." Ugh! The psychodrama comes tonight to the Culture Room (3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale). Opening are Eversinceve, Sense of Being, and Incode. Tickets cost $9.99. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 954-564-1074. -- Jason Budjinski
Jazz You Were
As the new director of jazz bands at Broward Community College, Jason Hainsworth aims to bring home the bacon with the nationally renowned musicians that comprise his backup band. Hainsworth, along with drummer Leon Anderson, bassist Rodney Jordan, and pianist Kevin Bales, has shared the stage with many a jazz great. So if you like Coltrane or Hancock, check out the quartet tonight at 8 inside Broward Community College's Bailey Concert Hall (3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie). Call 954-201-6884. -- Jason Budjinski