An underground overseas sensation during late '80s/early '90s, David Gedge's hard-ringing guitar sounds like Johnny Marr set from stun to kill, though his caustic relational tone had more in common with Costello than Morrissey. Gedge broke up the band and started Cinerama with girlfriend Sally Murrell in '98, but they split in '04, and he reformed the WEDDING PRESENT. His move to L.A. figures prominently on his latest, El Rey, which finds Gedge dealing with middle-age singledom in our nation's vanity capitol. $12-$14. 9 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Road. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.