IN BRIEF: More entertainment across the region

May 13, 2013 

Greg Kihn at State Theatre

Rock 'n' roll hit maker, current San Francisco radio personality and book author Greg Kihn brings his Greg Kihn Band to the State Theatre in Modesto on May 18. The Greg Kihn Band is best known for the '80s hits "The Breakup Song" and "Jeopardy." Kihn has released two box sets of music in the past two years, was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame last fall and just had his fifth novel, "Rubber Soul," published.

The opening act local group the Josh Rosenblum Band. Kihn plays at 8 p.m. at the State, 1307 J St., Modesto. Tickets are $28-$35. Call (209) 527-4697 or see

Vaughn, more at Fat Cat

Blues rock guitarist Jimmie Vaughn is coming the Fat Cat Music House & Lounge later this month. The older brother of the late Texas blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughn formed The Fabulous Thunderbirds in the 1970s and scored hits in the 1980s. Vaughn plays at 7 p.m. May 22 at the Fat Cat, 930 11th St., Modesto. Tickets are $20. Call (209) 524-1400.

Music in the Plaza returns

The spring/summer Music in the Plaza concert series returns to the Tenth Street Plaza with local bands playing 7-10 p.m. Friday nights outside Fuzio Restaurant through Aug. 30. The lineup:

Tonight, The Wrongdoers;

May 17, Joe Barretta;

May 24, BoyGirlBoy;

May 31, House of Orange;

June 7, Johnny Rockets;

June 14, LoveCore;

June 21, Joe Barretta;

June 28, Poor House Millionaires;

July 5, The First Responders Rock 'n' Roll Band;

July 12, Will Tea Taylor and Chris Dowd;

July 19, Mark Lemaire & Twilight;

July 26, VMI Rocks;

Aug. 9, Strange Brew;

Aug. 16, Hot Club Faux Gitane;

Aug. 23, Tim Allen Band;

Aug. 30, Highway 99 Band

Comedy at the St. Clair

Comedians Jason Resler, Anthony K, JasonViolation and Chris Teicheira perform Saturday night at the St. Clair Theatre in Modesto. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show's at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $10 at the entrance. The St. Clair Theatre is at 417 7th St., Modesto.

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