Remember, you don't need permission to have fun on a Tuesday.
If you do, pretend that you're going for a long walk...
James Gleick, "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood": Discussion
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
Tix available at Harvard Book Store or by phone: 617-661-1515
Gear and circuits are cool, however the non-electronic history that brought us the devices you and I are using now can also be quite interesting.
Did you know about the Information Theory pioneer who coined the term "bit" taught at MIT for many years and spent his remaining days in the area?
Cold War Kids: Performance & Signing
at Newbury Comics, 332 Newbury Street, Boston (Back Bay)
Most critics suggest that people who enjoyed the first 2 albums won't really like the new one from Cold War Kids. Maybe my opinion was colored before I heard anything. Go to iTunes (or wherever) and listen to some of it before I make up your mind.
Okay, so you listened? Isn't it a bummer that the Kings of Leon producer ironed out the quirk from their sound to make them sound... like the Kings of Leon. Dang, wasn't "Hang Me Out to Dry" one of the coolest songs?
They'll probably play stuff from the new album, so go at your own risk.
7pm to 9pm
Noam Chomsky & Sasha Lilley, "Capitalism & Its Discontents: Conversations With Radical Thinkers In A Time of Tumult": Discussion
at Raven Used Books, 263 Newbury St, Boston (Back Bay)
The book "Capitalism & Its Discontents: Conversations With Radical Thinkers In A Time of Tumult" is a compilation of interviews/discussions with people like Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Leo Panitch, and a bunch of progressive voices that I have no idea who they are.
I believe Sasha Lilley of Berkeley's KPFA conducted the sessions as well as editing the book, so I imagine this conversation will be a free-wheeling exchange of ideas between two people on the same wavelength. Personally, I think Chomsky is always interesting even when I don't agree with him.
Noam was scheduled to talk about US withdrawal from Afghanistan on 3/25 with a member of the Afghani parliament, but she was denied a visa.
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Dr. Sketchy Boston: Evening Session
at Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston (South End)
Tonight's Model: Malice In Wonderland
Have you wanted to go to Dr. Sketchy, but Sunday afternoons at Great Scott just don't work for you? They've tried organizing weeknight sessions in the past, and kudos to Truth Serum for trying again. All you need to do is show up and have a good time.
From first-timers to professionals, all are welcome to have some art fun with no one to tell you what to do.
If you saw "The Slutcracker" last year, you might recognize Malice I.W. as Clara.
If you're a fan of the opposite sex, you probably haven't been to Club Cafe. It's rather short walk from the Back Bay T station. The art is happening in the back room.
Boston Rocks for Japan: Show #1
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+
Feat: MMOSS, The Fagettes, Butterknife, Ad Frank, DJ Chris Ewen
If you want to hear music tonight, I can't raise enough thumbs for this show. Firstly, every band rocks. Secondly, your cover will be going to the Red Cross for disaster relief in Japan.