Clubs & Dance Nights
D. GOOKIN D. Gookin (whose real name is Mike Birnbaum) makes music that has been described as “hypnotic digital reggae pop” and “jamtronic.” Wonder Bar will play host to the multitalented musician and producer for a night of live electro-pop off his latest EP, “Prey on the Prize.” July 27, 9 p.m. Cover: $5. 21+ Wonder Bar, Allston. 617-351-2665, www.wonderbarboston.com
DJ PAULY D Attention all “Jersey Shore” fans: Fist pumping will be strongly encouraged when reality TV star DJ Pauly D performs on Sunday in Quincy. July 29, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25. 21+ The Ocean Club at Marina Bay, Quincy. 617-689-0600, www.oceanclubatmarinabay.com
MEGA RAN Performing Sunday night at this subterranean Union Square bar will be Mega Ran (a.k.a. Random) with Open Mike Eagle, Shane Hall, Robot Sex Music, and more. The event is hosted by geekbeatradio and UNregular Radio.
July 29, 8 p.m. Cover: $5. 21+ Precinct Bar, Somerville. 617-623-9211, www.precinctbar.com
WICKED NEW MUSIC The Emerald Lounge at the Revere Hotel continues to expand its nighttime entertainment offerings with the creation of Wicked New Music, a Tuesday night listening party that will feature a wide range of performers, DJs, and artists — both locally-grown and those just passing through. Hear tracks from Joss Stone and Michael Kiwanuka this Tuesday. July 31, 6 p.m. Free. 21+ Emerald Lounge at the Revere Hotel, Boston. 617-457-2626,
THE GAS! PHILADELPHIA COMES TO BOSTON Anderson Comedy imports three comics from Philly — Alex Grubard, Alex Pearlman, and John Nunn — for its regular show, “The Gas,” on the bill with Boston comics Tim Vargulish and Nate Johnson. July 27,
7:30 p.m. $5. Great Scott,
1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 617-566-9014, www.greatscottboston.com
JIM GAFFIGAN: THE AMERICAN TOUR He’s pale. He loves bacon. He has four kids and a fifth on the way (all of whom are following him on tour). And he has a knack for making the ordinary hilarious. July 27, 8 p.m. $45.50-$64.50. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 W. Main St., Hyannis. 508-775-5630, www.melodytent.org.
July 28, 8 p.m. $33.50-$59.50. Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach, N.H. 603-929-4100, www.casinoballroom.com
THE DOWRY FAREWELL SHOW The Dowry, one of ImprovBoston’s house sketch troupes and a staple of the local sketch scene, is calling it quits with one final show, a revue of some of their best stuff. July 27, 10 p.m. $18. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253, www.improvboston.com
FRIENDS I HATE Comedian-producer Dan Crohn knows what makes a good comedy show. He’s also a tad sarcastic. Now he has his own platform every Tuesday at the Vault. Next week’s show includes Sean Sullivan, Dave McDonough, Chris Pennie, Jason Cordova, Langston Kerman, and Justin Silva.
July 31, 8:30 p.m. $15. Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault. 800-401-2221, www.dickdoherty.com