EXPERIMENTAL ROCK: Grab your goggles because Steve Earle is going to be experimenting with everything from roots rock to alt country to bluegrass at an in store performance at Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., in San Francisco at 6 p.m.
BIG LAUGHS: No Sir Mix-A-Lot will not be there but Big Al will and he likes Big Ass Comedy Shows. He will perform his brand of Latino comedy at The Improv, 62 S 2nd St., in San Jose at 8 p.m.
COMEDY THROW DOWN: You might want to stay off the streets of Oakland tonight because there is about to be a throw down. Not a violent throw down but a thrown down none the less. The city's self proclaimed funniest comics will battle at Kimball's Carnival, 522 2nd St., in Oakland at 8 p.m.