Jimkata have a new record and will play Red Square tonight (Thursday) with Big Something (8 PM, $12, 465-0444). . . .Vegas post-hardcore band Escape the Fate will play Upstate Concert Hall tonight (7:20 PM, $17, 371-0012). . . . Local jazz drummers face off tomorrow (Friday) night for the Van Dyck Drum Battle (7:30 PM, $15, 348-7999). . . . Emo mainstay Taking Back Sunday return to Upstate Concert Hall on Friday (8 PM, $27.50, 371-0012). . . . Jamericana mainstay American Babies return to Red Square on Friday (8 PM, 465-0444). . . . Old Songs loves them some fiddle. The Celtic Fiddle Fest arrives on Saturday (8 PM, $25, 765-2815). . . . “Mentally retarded females” Mister F will play Red Square on Friday (8 PM, $10, 465-0444). . . . Charmboy, Party Boat and a bunch of others will help HIV nonprofit the Damien Center rebuild with a benefit on Saturday at Valentine’s (6 PM, $10, 432-6572). . . . Vermont Southern rockers Waylon Speed return to Putnam Den on Saturday (9:30 PM, $10, 584-8066). . . . Boulder’s 3OH!3 (pictured) have collaborated with Katy Perry and Ke$ha. They’ll play Upstate Concert Hall on Wednesday (7 PM, $22, 371-0012).