“Songs in the Key of Ikey” at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Southern California keyboardist Isaiah Randolph “Ikey” Owens left his mark on indie rock through his work with Mars Volta and the Long Beach Dub Allstars as well as Jack White, with whom he was touring in Mexico when he died of a heart attack a few weeks ago. Dec. 1 would have been Owens’ 40th birthday; a handful of local and Long Beach acts, including DJ Dennis Owens, the Harms and 2Mex, are marking the occasion with a tribute show. Free. 7 p.m. 900 Red River St. cheerupcharlies.com.
Also: Funky NYC rockers Spirit Animal play Stubb’s Indoors.