Up Dharma Down go Underground Filipino acts have been unfairly stereotyped in this city as note-perfect but unimaginative cover bands, and if any outfit can put an end to this perception it must be Up Dharma Down. With a sound that brings together rock, neo-soul, acid jazz and electronica, the exciting act (right) have been featured on BBC Radio and MTV, as well as winning honours in their home country including best new artist and best female artist at the NU 107 Rock Awards. Up Dharma Down are scheduled to headline this weekend's instalment of the Underground live music showcase at the Cavern in Lan Kwai Fong, with the appearance coming after supporting slots for the likes of hot indie bands Arcade Fire and Bloc Party. Also featured are Gray@Dream5, all-female outfit Frozen Matches, Spodac and the popular Innisfallen. The show starts at 11pm and tickets at the door cost HK$100 (HK$80 for students). Comedy nights aplenty Anyone looking to banish any persistent post-new year blues would do well to check out a couple of comedy events this month. Firstly, the Punchline Comedy Club is bringing out cast members of popular British TV show Whose Line is It Anyway? for a four-night run at the Viceroy in Wan Chai. Taking the form of a fake TV game show, the format involves four comedians who create characters, scenes and songs on the spot, based on either audience suggestions or prompts from the host. The show will presented at 9pm from tonight to Saturday, with an extra show on Monday. Tickets are HK$360 and available through HK Ticketing. Meanwhile, a range of Hong Kong-based comedians will get a chance to showcase their skills at Stand-Up in Soho, to be held on January 25 at Le Rideau in Central. Presented by the Hong Komedy Kollective, a group of locally based comedians who perform in the underground comedy scene, the show will feature American expat funnymen Chris Musni, James Lee and Ryan Hynek, as well as Briton Nick Milnes. Entrance to the show, which starts at 9.30pm, costs HK$150. The fest with no beer The San Miguel Wild Day Out is a regular event in Hong Kong, but last weekend's festival starring a host of Asian pop attractions should have been titled the 'mild' day out. Despite the sponsorship of the Filipino beer giant and the involvement of the biggest local record labels, someone must have forgot to look into alcohol licensing issues for the event at West Kowloon. The police turned up early into the programme and cut the flow of San Mig - leaving the festival high and dry.