Cool Picks Wednesday November 7, 2012

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1) There’s a “bluegrass jam” happening with the Shelf Life String Band at the North Side’s Park House. Yuengling pints are $2 until 12 a.m.  There’s a complimentary one for joining in the jam, so bring along your instrument. No cover; free peanuts + free popcorn, “oh boy!” 9 p.m.-midnight. 403 East Ohio St.

2) NOLA on the square’s featured jazz artist tonight is saxophonist Rick Matt. Music starts at 8 p.m. 24 Market Square, Downtown.

3) Nathan Angelo fuses “soulful keys, storytelling, rock-infused melodies and heartbreaking hooks” into a dynamic performance as he takes the stage tonight at Club Cafe. Special guest is Matt Simons. 8 p.m.  56-58 S. 12th Street, South Side.

4) The Smiling Moose has rockers The Swellers on the bill tonight with guests  Diamond Youth, Pentimento, and Mace Ballard. Upstairs. 6:30 p.m., 1306 E. Carson St., South Side.