Live music this week: Guitars, cannibals, etc., etc.

The Songwriters Showcase returns to the Broward Center this Monday, featuring Roger Houdaille of local indie-rock band Ex Norwegian and other homegrown acts. Admission is $10, and a cash bar will be available, should anyone on the lineup rank below your aural standards. (BrowardCenter.org

And after much rescheduling, country singer Dwight Yoakam canceled his Hard Rock Live performance, previously set for this Wednesday.

Thursday, the death-metal crowd will get its dose of live music at the Culture Room, where Cannibal Corpse will play. Come prepared to mosh in the dark room, and be splashed with drops of sweat slinging from lead screamer George Fisher's mane. ($33.10, Ticketmaster.com

Also on Thursday, the BB&T Center will host a band from the opposite side of the musical spectrum: One Direction. Tickets were still available for the British boy band's South Florida appearance at presstime, and the group will perform Friday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, as well. ($41.50-$103.75, Ticketmaster.com


Photos and review of country star Brad Paisley playing the Cruzan

And to kick off the weekend, moombahton-maker Dillon Francis will DJ Friday at Mansion in Miami Beach. Tickets to the electro-dance music show cost $40.25 at MansionMiami.com.