Space Pop

SAT 6/12

Don't be fooled by its innocent good looks: Power-pop has a dark side, and its name is Spacebar. The band's mix of electronics and indie-rock adds a third dimension to the catchy hooks and melodies essential to the pop aesthetic. Its sound is a result of the band members' varied influences, which range from Weezer and Guided by Voices to Nine Inch Nails and the Smiths. While the band plans to change its name in the near future, you can check out for updates. Spacebar performs at 10 p.m. at Dada (52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach). Call 561-330-3232. --Jason Budjinski

The Regan Era

Clean jokes are in again

THU 6/10

Comedian Brian Regan proves that clean comedy does not have to be a dirty term. Talking about everything from his childhood to daily life, this Florida native keeps his audience in side-splitting stitches. His humor has been compared to Jerry Seinfeld (for whom he has opened) and his energy and expression to Jim Carrey. He has been seen on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, the Tonight Show, and more. His joke about the frenzied angst that comes with ordering donuts was featured in a Coca-Cola ad. Being one of eight kids, he's had a lot to deal with, and he has done so with humor. This "King of Clean Comedy" performs at the Palm Beach Improv (550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach) Thursday, June 10, through Sunday, June 13. Tickets cost $17 to $20. Call 561-833-1812. --Rachel Galvin

A New Night

... for real musicians

WED 6/16

"The Songwriters Bar -- Songs About Drinking and Drinking About Songs" sounds like our kind of event! The brand-spankin'-new monthly showcase is the brainchild of full-time musician Bobby DeVito, who in 2001 moved to Hollywood from Tampa, where "everybody who wanted to hear me already heard me, plus I have too many exes there." DeVito makes it clear that "this is not an open-mic night; this is not American Idol." Every week, two or three musicians will be featured. The first guest will be Jamie Litt, a "cheery, sunny" songwriter who is coming in from New York City. The music starts rolling at 9 p.m. at Alligator Alley (1321 E. Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park) and is free, but "I'm gonna put some guilt on people to put money in the tip jar," DeVito says. Call 954-224-1183. --Deirdra Funcheon

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