Keeping it brief, let's hope the weekend coverage really will be early this week.
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Rock Shop #16: "Future Of Music Coalition presents Money From Music"
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
Feat: Charles McEnerney
Last year, there was a big survey about how musicians of all levels are making money these days. If breaking down the results as it applies you is not really your thing, Charles McEnerney and the rest of the panel will help you out.
This should be in a giant lecture hall and have someone from every band in town there.
This presentation will be part of the "Money from Music" research survey conducted by the Future of Music Coalition
Douglas M. Bingham, "Lighthouses & Lightships of Massachusetts Bay & Boston Harbor": Lecture
at South Boston Public Library, 646 E. Broadway, Boston (Southie)
A lot of people are into lighthouses. While still functional, there's a nostalgic affection for these beacons that speckle New England's shores. Maybe this illustrated lecture will be up your alley.
There may be refreshments after the event, and there's even more likelihood that people will amble over to the Playwright for more lighthouse talk.
7pm to 9pm
at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
This might be the most tempting reason to go to Arts at the Armory where professional and amateur bakers are going to make loads of cupcakes for your enjoyment (and hundreds of other people).
If you don't feel like walking from Davis Square, there is the #88 or #90 bus. Of course, a walk might be good for you.
The White Owls (8pm), Andrea Gillis Band (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
Like I said before: You're getting two great bar bands that go great together. Dennis Brennan captains a kick-ass team of players through blues classics and hidden gems. Andrea Gillis is the big, soulful voice in front of her punky bar-band.
The White Owls have been Monday night regulars for a while, but who knows how long the Andrea Gillis Band may run.
"Big Night Out for ALS"
at The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5 to $10 suggested donation
Feat: Dietrich Strause, Mercy Bell, Hugh McGowan, Colin Kelly, Jill Gibson & Julee Antonellis, Mark Lipman, Kara Kulpa, Bryan Murphy, Kirsten Opstad-Comdey, Valerie Thompson, Kristen Ford, DJ V Nice
Almost every other Monday is a Big Night Out at the Burren where it's a queer music and dance party. Tonight's extravaganza with a dozen performers doing about 15 minutes each is going to benefit the Massachusetts chapter of the ALS Association (aka Lou Gehrig's disease). Yes, there will be raffles.
Marley Mondays w/ The Duppy Conquerors
at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
Mondays can suck. Bob Marley music can make it suck less.
"Freak Flag Benefit Show"
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
Feat: Fat History Month, Hyena
I'm glad to help spread the word for a 'zine that needs to raise some money. Maybe the "donations accepted" is obvious, but it doesn't seem to be explicitly stated in case you just wander in to hear some musical weirdness.