Tonight (Thursday) at Red Square, the Chronicles will play their first show of a weekly, monthlong residency with special guests West End Blend (8 PM, $10, 465-0444). . . . Meanwhile at Valentine’s, Magnetic Eye Records will host the first of their weekly, monthlong residency; however the band lineup has not been announced (8 PM, 432-6572). . . . Singer-songwriter-commedienne Cheryl Wheeler will play the Eighth Step at Proctors tomorrow (Friday, 7:30 PM, $28, 346-6204). . . . Industrial dance night Dead Cat Bounce returns to Red Square on Friday (8 PM, free, 465-0444). . . . On Saturday at Upstate Concert Hall, Project Nato will be held to benefit local tattoo artist Nato Pellecchia, who was recently diagnosed with a brian tumor. A bunch of local heavies will perform (6:30 PM, $20, 371-0012). . . . Legendary R&B vocalist Bettye LaVette (left) will play Club Helsinki on Saturday (9 PM, $50, 828-4800). . . . Northeast jam-rock supergroup Normal Instruments come to the Hollow on Saturday with Mentally Ill and Leila (9 PM, $12-$15, 426-8550).