The lowdown -- Check out the indie-folk quartet Lavender Diamond when it takes the stage Tuesday at the Ottobar. Recently signed to Matador Records, which is home to artists such as Cat Power and Yo La Tengo, the group is steadily building its fan base as it tours the country.
If you go -- Doors open at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Tickets are $10. Call 410- 662-0069 or go to theotto bar.com.
Nintendo DS Night
The lowdown -- Can't seem to find anyone your age to play Nintendo DS with? Or have you already beaten all of your friends at Mario Kart? Head over to the Sidebar Tavern on Wednesday for DS Night. Face a number of new opponents and enjoy drink specials all night.
If you go -- Doors open at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Sidebar Tavern, 218 E. Lexington St. Admission is free (but bring your own game system). Call 410-659-4130 or go to sidebartavern.com.
The end's here
The lowdown -- Head over to Full Moon Saloon tonight when local group Old Man Brown closes out its monthlong residency. The Baltimore-based band plays a mix of blues, rock and R&B, which the members fondly refer to as "the New Southern Soul."
If you go -- The show is 10 p.m.-2 a.m. tonight at Full Moon Saloon, 1710 Aliceanna St. Call 410-276-6388 or go to fullmoon-saloon.com.