First, finally ... Tomorrow could be the most important night in the careers of eight bands from around the globe as they fight it out in the World Battle of the Bands finals. Hong Kong will be represented by the Train, who count the Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and the Ramones among their influences. Comprising vocalist/bassist Egg Law Wai-Hung, guitarist Kevin Lok Kun-choi and drummer Jim Lee Yat-sang, the Train formed a decade ago, undergoing various upheavals until settling on the current lineup. 'We don't think too much about whether we'll win,' says Lee. 'We're treating it more like a gig. We just love to perform live and think the world final gives us a good chance to show our music to people from other countries.' The Train are up against jazz-funk outfit Logic from the US, alternative rockers Meridian from Australia, hard/classic rock band Sonic Altar from New Zealand, popular Filipino band Queso, the Brit-pop-style Flybar from Singapore, pop-rockers Pablo Honey from Taiwan and the mainland's raucous Ling Yi. The final is being held from 9pm at Hot in the east wing of the New World Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui. Advance tickets from Tom Lee outlets are HK$$200 and door tickets are HK$250. Pod of the action It sounds like a great idea: take your MP3 player to a bar, plug it in and battle it out with other wannabe DJs. Although Outtakes can think of a lot of people's playlists that would send a dance floor packing, the fad has arrived in Hong Kong after spreading through Australia. Soda on Wyndham Street is tonight presenting POD Warzzzzz, with the winner receiving a pair of headphones and a HK$1,000 bar tab. The first 10 people to register get to play a 20-minute set that will be judged on originality, cohesion, dance-floor effect and overall performance. The two highest scorers go head to head for three tracks each and the crowd response will determine the winner. The event starts at 9pm. Also tonight at 9pm, Vodka Bar on Old Bailey Street is launching its MiPod night. Punters get to drop four tracks from their player and get a free drink to ease their stage fright. Zounds of silence Robin Gibb refused to give the Post an interview last time he was in town, so we didn't even bother trying this time around. For die-hard fans, tickets are still available for his show tomorrow night at the Convention and Exhibition Centre (go to www.hkticketing.com ).