[ROCK] If you’ve never heard local musician Howard Ahia, or haven’t checked him out in awhile, you’re in for a treat. Seriously. There’s nobody else who rocks as sweetly as he does. His debut release, It’s Killing Me, is an alternative rock album of sonically smooth, emotionally deep moods and melodies, with a solid, edgy core. Hits like “Fly Away” and “You’re So Right” are well suited for mainland college radio, and those of us music lovers who appreciate original, rockin’, artistically intelligent music. Cover: $7.