by Robert Bell
8 p.m. Cornerstone Pub and Grill. $7.
If you dig listening to guitar-centric, crunchy modern rock and you also want to help The Boys & Girls Clubs spread some holiday cheer to the less fortunate this season, this benefit show that the band headlines is probably where you should be on Friday night.
Se7en Sharp is self-described as "Eagles in Chains," which sounds right on the money to these ears. "Classic grunge" could also accurately describe the band, which has little in common with much of the hyper-compressed modern radio rock that barrels out of truck speakers all over the nation. The band's tunes are by turns heavy and quiet, dynamic and melodic, with the acoustic guitars playing nice with the electric ones.
If that sounds like it's up your alley, make sure to bring a gently worn coat, three cans of nonperishable food or a new toy and help someone stay warm, fed and a maybe just a little bit happier.