Toth plays Club Cafe; Howl at the Moon, a Fun Downtown Nightspot (Wed., 1/15/20)

1) Tōth is the solo project of Alex Toth, perhaps best known as one half of Rubblebucket. The other half is singer, saxophonist, and former romantic partner Annakalmia Traver. If you attended the 2016 Thrival Music Festival, you may recall Rubblebucket and its touring band started a dance party during their set. The party culminated with the band parading through the audience during “Came Out of a Lady.” Toth sat on one concert-goer’s shoulders while still playing the trumpet. Traver then announced it was his birthday. Toth and the audience couldn’t have looked happier. Alas, Toth and Traver split, but they continue to collaborate musically, touring in support of Sun Machine, which was released in 2018. He then released a solo album, Practice Magic and Seek Professional Help When Necessary, in 2019. Toth will perform at Club Cafe. Mal Devisa opens. 8 p.m. 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side. (CM)

2) Most nightclubs rely on DJs for music. Not Howl at the Moon, where an in-house band covers your favorite hits. And what hits they are, running the gamut of ‘80s pop to today’s hip hop to even some classic rock in between. Howl at the Moon began in 1990 just down the Ohio River in Cincinnati and has since spread to 18 locations and the Norwegian Cruise Line. Aside from the live music, the establishment is also known for its 86 oz mixed drink buckets. The venue is available to rent Sunday through Tuesday for different events, like bachelorette and birthday parties. Friday and Saturday, both table reservations and Jump the Line packages are available, allowing patrons to get a great view of the band. Howl 2-Go offers a dynamic and unique event experience with dueling piano entertainers brought to your next event. They offer several customizable dueling piano packages for Howl 2-Go. Regular hours are Wednesday through Friday, 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. 125 7th St., Downtown. (CM)

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