Eight Gigs: Non Drummer Drum Off

Thu., Jan. 7, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $10

It sounds like a cruel joke: Assemble a bunch of people who don’t play drums and command them to play drums. The fourth annual Non Drummer Drum Off will showcase the non-talents of 14 nondrummers—mostly musicians, but also others in the creative community. Everyone expects them to be terrible, but hopefully hilarious as well. Real drummers will issue judgment. James Cavern will host. Local singer-songwriters Sandra Dolores (pictured), Carly DuHain and Dean Haakenson will provide some much-needed, off-drum musical relief. Bring earplugs and a sense of humor. 2708 J Street, www.facebook.com/