Instead of moping about your apartment and watching American Idol, why not venture out to hear real musicians? Seriously, how many more of those auditions can you sit through? Any of the memorable ones will be up on YouTube tomorrow so it's not like you're really missing anything anyway.
Tonight, scenesters in the know will brave the cold with their guitars, horns and other instruments in hand to participate in an open jam session at Leroy's Showcase Lounge in West Philly. Led by the Budesa Brothers on guitar and keyboards, and Lucky Thompson on drums, frustrated musicians from all over can join in and add their two notes… or several while jazz lovers soak up the vibe and cheap drinks. Now that's a night out! It sure beats watching delusional wannabes do their best Beyonce impression.