1.) To help raise funds for Ashley, a young woman battling cancer, a bunch of talented local lads and lasses will gather on Saturday night at The Grotto (517 University Dr., 817-882-9331). The headliners will be the loud and rowdy Longshots.

Preceding them will be Mountain Kid, The Matthew Show, Redwine & Roses, Jacob Furr with Jody Jones and Gerald Ray, Jetta in the Ghost Tree frontman Brandin Lea, Keegan McInroe, Blake Parish and Kris Luther from the dearly departed Hanna Barbarians, Kevin Aldridge and Vincent Neil Emerson, Stefan Prigmore and Thomas Flynn, and, easily the most intriguing act, Chucho, a new super-group of sorts, with former Foxtrot Uniform frontman Kenny Uptain and keyboardist/vocalist Katie Robertson, Longshots drummer Brady Hamilton and bassist Kris Luther, and Royal Savages bassist James Hughes. (Boy, do those Longshots boys ever rest?)

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Proceeds will go toward Ashley’s battle, and a minimum donation of $10 is requested.

2.) Fusion masters Confusatron are back but for one night only, Saturday at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666).

Cover is $10.

3.) On Saturday at 1919 Hemphill (817-920-9665) is a benefit for Operation Kindness, a North Texas nonprofit caring for homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill environment until they’re all adopted into responsible homes. On the bill: Not Half Bad, Heavy Boots, The Wife and Kids, I Am Clark Kent, and The Buzzkills.

Cover is $6.

4.) Mountain of Smoke, Terminator 2, Fogg, and Bludded Head are going to destroy Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios (411 E. Sycamore St., Denton, 940-387-7781) on Sunday.

Cover is $5-7.

5.) Tonight (Thu) is going to be a crazy neo-disco party at Trees (2709 Elm St., 214-741-1122), when Wrestlers, Mystery Skulls, and Anamanaguchi take the stage.

No cover, but you must register here to RSVP.