108 SPORTS LOUNGE
Saturdays, DJs. 3119 Atchison Ave., Riverbank.
Tuesdays, Neil Buettner. Thursdays-Saturdays, DJs. 910 12th St., Modesto. www.aquashi.com.
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BACCHUS FOOD & SPIRITS
Tuesdays, Kate Trompetter; Wednesdays, Darin Morris; Thursdays, DJ Honey B; Fridays, Johnny & Kelly; Saturdays, DJ Kevin Garcia. 1200 I St., Suite 1.
Wednesdays, Jim Parrish and karaoke; Thursdays, live music; Fridays-Saturdays, DJs; Sundays, Jay Smith. 922 Ninth St., Modesto. www.myspace.com/banana_joes.
May 3, Anthem; May 10, Suicide Shift. Thursdays, D.J. Mike; Fridays, DJ Chopstiqus. 108 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale. www.batteredbeaver.com.
BIG DADDY'S SMOKIN' BBQ
May 4, Big Earl and the Cryin' Shame. 22909 Meadow Drive, Twain Harte.
May 5, Release party for Madonna's CD, featuring drag show and the Brave Bull-ettes performing the best of Madonna's hits; Wednesdays, karaoke; Thursdays, Latin Night; Fridays-Saturdays, DJ Gene and DJ "O"; Sundays, drag show featuring The Brave Bull-ettes, hosted by Miss Anjali with DJ "O." 701 S. Ninth St., Modesto. www.thebravebull.com.
Saturdays, jazz, blues and R&B. 1016 H St., Modesto.
CROCODILES NIGHT CLUB
Thursdays, salsa lessons, Latin music; Fridays-Saturdays, dance music; Sundays, music from the 1940s-70s. 1745 Prescott Road, Modesto. www.crocodilesnightclub.com.
May 2, Shelley Short, Not An Airplane, Travis Vick. Thursdays, jazz. 1202 J St., Modesto.
EL PALOMAR RESTAURANT
Thursdays, Nick Shandel; Fridays, mariachi band; Saturdays, salsa. 3105 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
May 3, BluesBox Bayou Band. 924 15th St., Modesto.
FAT CAT MUSIC HOUSE & LOUNGE
May 2, Chloe Day, Dossi on the Rocks, South of Sunshine, Rose Avenue Sinners, DJ Tunes, DJ Lahn; May 3, The Devil Himself, One Side Zero, Concrete Ritual, DJ Zya; May 4, The Peace and Harmony Tour 08, with Dionysos, Music 4 Airports, Big Dave Little Band; May 6, Fist Fight; May 7, Dirty Butter, Clouded Vision, Reality Sound; May 9, The Charming Band, Apple Nasty, Aaron Durr, Peech; May 10, Blind Melon, Electric Boogie; May 11, Dark Horse, Disslude; The Straggler, Damage Over Time, Sexciety, Year of the Fly. 930 11th St., Modesto. www.tickets.com.
Thursdays, salsa; Fridays-Saturdays, live music. 1101 J St., Modesto.
Fridays, live music. 125 W. Main St., Ripon.
HAVEN ACRES BAR & GRILL
Tuesdays, Mike Torres and Jeramy Norris. 1691 Frewert Road, Lathrop. www.thejeramynorrisband.com.
Third Saturday of each month, The Jeramy Norris Band; fourth Saturday, The Wingnut Adams Band. 8304 Main St., Mokelumne Hill. www.hotelleger.com.
IRON DOOR SALOON
May 2-3, Big Earl and the Cryin' Shame. 18761 Main St., Groveland.
JACOB'S FINE DINING
Fridays-Saturdays, Jan Shafer; Saturdays, DJs. 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto. www.jacobsfinedining.com.
MAIN STREET INN
May 2-3, Emerson Biggins; May 9, Going Postal; May 10, Tounge & Grove; Mondays open jam and Stiff Kick; Thursdays karaoke. 130 E. Main St., Ripon.
Sundays-Thursdays, karaoke. 1419 Mitchell Road, Ceres.
MODESTO SPORTS BAR & GRILL
Live music. 917 J St.
May 3, Johnny Pistola Unplugged. 950 Oakdale Road, Modesto.
Wednesdays-Thursdays, karaoke; Fridays-Saturdays, California Outlaws. 3014 Fourth St., Ceres.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays, karaoke; Thursdays and Sundays, Power Play. 5219 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
Thursdays, Blues Shoes Band. 275 S. Washington St., Sonora.
P. WEXFORD'S PUB
Mondays, trivia; Tuesdays, The Other Guys; Wednesdays, Steve Kenworthy; Thursdays, Strangebrew and The John & Joe Show; Fridays, Rick Barnes; Saturdays, live music. 3313 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
RIDGWAY'S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Karaoke nightly; Fridays-Tuesdays, Clovis King; Wednesdays-Thursdays, Roni & Brad. 2401 E. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto.
SANTA FE STATION
Fridays-Saturdays, Elias Loreto; Mondays, Fridays-Saturdays, DJs. 4929 Yosemite Blvd., Empire.
SCRAMBL'Z KOUNTRY KITCHEN & STEAKHOUSE
Thursdays-Saturdays, karaoke. 1445 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
SIDELINES PUB AND GRILL
Mondays and Thursdays, Game Show Sports Trivia, live music; Wednesdays, DJ. 2801 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
Fridays, Carl Robinson; Thursdays, karaoke. 906 J St., Modesto.
STRINGS ITALIAN CAFE
Fridays, In One Accord. 1501 Geer Road, Turlock.
Thursdays, T Ray and Friends; Fridays-Saturdays, Power Play; Tuesdays, karaoke; Wednesdays, DJs. 710 N. Ninth St., Modesto.
Saturdays, Jim Parrish and karaoke. 2921 E. Whitmore, Ceres.
THE MODESTO UNDERGROUND
May 2, Becoming the Archetype, Inhale Exhale, Once Nothing, A Plea For Purging. 1604 Coffee Road. www.myspace.com/themodestounderground.
THE RIVER MILL
May 9, battle of the bands. 1672 W. Bowman, French Camp.
THE SPEAKEASY LOUNGE
Thursdays-Sundays, live entertainment; Wednesdays-Thursdays, DJs; Sundays, karaoke. 928 12th St., Modesto.
TIKI COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Tuesdays, karaoke with DJ Mark. 932 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
VERONA'S CUCINA ITALIANA
Fridays, Kent Gripenstraw. 1700 McHenry Ave., Modesto.
Saturdays, jazz. 918 13th St., Modesto.
WELLINGTON PUB & STEAKHOUSE
First and third Tuesdays, trivia shows; Fridays-Saturdays, DJs and dancing. 10 E. Main St., Turlock.
Fridays and Sundays, Jim Parrish; Saturdays, Larry Davis experience featuring Travis Rose. 2301 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto.