You knew him first for his ponyhawk. . . and you probably know him, still, for his ponyhawk. But since his stint on American Idol, Malakar has become a published author and an honest-to-goodness recording artist. Ain't America grand? Tonight, he celebrates his birthday with a live performance of cover tunes and originals. (Request the cover tunes.) With the Peaceniks and Malakar's sister Shyamali.
Wed., Sept. 9, 8 p.m., 2009