The Rusty String Express brings its string band music to Pub Republic at 9 p.m. Jan. 3. The band members include Aaron Balano on dobro; Greg Dunn on upright bass, Alison Bailey Streich on violin and Morgan Cochneuer on guitar. There is no cover charge. Pub Republic is located at 3120 Lakeville Highway. Call 782-9090 or go online to to view a live music schedule.