BIG PERFORMERS PLAY SOMEONE'S HOUSE: Elli Daulton and Doug Travers don't need to open a night club to hold concerts. They've been staging the Under the Oaks concert series at their Lutz home for two years. The second series ends tonight with Caroline Aiken, who Daulton calls, "Georgia's Reigning Lady of Song." When the six-string guitar bores her, Aiken picks up her 12-string to boom a delicate, three-dimensional hybrid of blues, rock and classical music. She's played with the Indigo Girls and Bonnie Raitt. Enough said. Opening for Aiken will be the Clearwater Connection, huffing on harmonica, thumb-strumming on stand-up bass and slicing up a fiddle. Performances begin at 8 tonight. For information, call (813) 949-0702.
BARD BRINGS DIVERSITY TO MODERNITY: Harpist Fiona Davidson will play her heart out at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa, 11400 Morris Bridge Road, at 8 tonight, the way she has done from Turkey to Texas. The Scotland native has performed on radio and television for the BBC, reviving the tradition of the ancient Celtic bard with poetry, singing and story telling. Tickets are $10. For information, call (813) 625-2688.
MOLTEN MIKE TURNS STEEL-GUITAR FRICTION INTO MELTDOWN: Watch for magma when steel-slide guitarist Molten Mike warms up the lattes Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 11802 Dale Mabry Highway. Let's see: Who hasn't Mike played with? B.B. King? No. The J. Geils Band. Uh-uh. He opened for them, too. And that time with Pattie LaBelle. Can't forget Aretha Franklin and Jethro Tull. Iron Butterfly, however, never took the stage after him and look how quickly they fell into obscurity. Playing cuts from his new album, Blues Meltdown, the man with the guitar that looks like something out of a sci-fi movie will tease the steel strings and the crowd at 8 p.m. For information, call (813) 962-6446.
_ RYAN MEANY