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Chuck Brown Go-gos to Toad's Place

Some Richmonders may have had their first taste of the regional music phenomenon of go-go with the Junkyard Band's performance at the National Folk Festival last weekend. Well, there's more where that came from. The man known as the godfather of the percussive-heavy music, Chuck Brown brings his band to Toad's Place Saturday, Oct. 27. Brown, 73, is known for hits such as "Bustin' Loose" and "We Need Some Money," and for putting in a thrilling live performance. The godfather's offer is one you shouldn't refuse. The show starts at 8 p.m. after the Virginia State homecoming game and is followed by a dance party. $25-$30. (800) 514-ETIX — Craig Belcher

Then Again, They Might Not Be

After dabbling in children's albums about the ABC's and getting along, the geeks of alternative music, They Might Be Giants, returned to their oddball alt-rock roots this summer with their 11th album, "The Else." They've traveled down many avenues in 25 years, from a "dial-a-song" phone line to TV-show theme tunes and kids' albums, and all their other post-punk, poppy-alt-rock releases between. With their offbeat humor and a quirky, eclectic sound, the two Johns — Linnell and Flansburgh — hit it big in the early '90s with songs like "Birdhouse in Your Soul" and "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)." They Might Be Giants play Toad's Place Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 9 p.m. $20-$23. Call (800) 514-3849 or visit www.toadsplacerva.com. — Olivia Beatty

Lucero at Alley Katz

Richmond would formally like to adopt the Memphis, Tennessee-based Lucero as one of our own. The punk-rock-meets-country quartet last played here while promoting the group's latest CD release, "Rebels, Rogues and Sworn Brothers." This Tuesday, Oct. 30, check out the prodigal sons' return at Alley Katz for some kerosene-burning vocals and a Southern-rock set that raises PBRs like they were filled with helium. Bobby Bare Jr. and Whiskey and Co. open the show at 7 p.m. $12. 643-2816. — Elizabeth Kincaid

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