If it wasn't slightly more than $10 to get in, I would be pimping up the Air Traffic Controller & Will Dailey show at Brighton Music Hall tonight. (I'll be there.)
Believe it or not, there is cheapness through Sunday on the calendar.
Jill Lepore, "The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death": Discussion
at Porter Square Books, 25 White St, Cambridge (near Star Market)
For all the hours one contemplates what life is really about, it may help to read a book that covers a major chunk of modern thought on the subject. Birth, life, and death are explored with the aid of Aristotle, Twain, board games, and much more as touchstones.
Julia Shanks, "25 Tips for Going Local without Going Crazy": Discussion
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)
The co-author of "The Farmer's Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Your CSA and Farmers' Market Foods" should have a few tips for the person that wants to shift their home consumption towards local, fresh food that quickly reaches the pockets of farmers.
Shanks may not share 25 tips in one session, but some big points should be covered; and she might cook up a few samples.
Akashic Record, Rapplesauce
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
MySecretBoston continues to ensure that people can get funky for free on Tuesdays. Akashic Record veers a bit towards the jazzy side, while Rapplesauce pride themselves on getting down 'n dirty with the funk.
Scott Lucas & The Married Men, Hookerclops
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$10 / 21+
It's interesting to hear Local H frontman Scott Lucas take a break from the two-man attack and putting a 7-piece band together with fiddle and accordion for a moodier, nuanced sound that remains intense. And the question on our mind: Will they play "Bound for the Floor"?
Local rockers Hookerclops to punk it up as well.