It's one of those day where I eliminated the events that are sold out or the date has changed.
Nassir Ghaemi, "A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness": Discussion
at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
With our presidential election looming, Dr. Nassir Ghaemi has written a book examines how crazy leaders throughout history have been.
As a psychiatry professor and director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, he certainly has the credentials to hypothesize. Perhaps he'll share a few thoughts about Barack and Mitt.
Bent Shapes, No Comply, Dig Safe
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 18+
When I saw Bent Shapes at ArtBeat, they were back to their Girlfriends-y size, and it was pretty friggin' awesome bouncy yet edgy fuzz. Dig Safe charges through their tunes with a ferocious vigor. If new band No Comply sounds as cool as their early recordings, then one is in store for a messy/quirky set of indie-goodness.
Wilder Maker, Katie Von Schleicher
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+
If you've listened to Boy Without God, you're familiar with the deep vocal stylings of chief Wilder Maker Gabe Birnbaum. The lyrics are still seem intelligent and poignant, although I often get lost listening to that voice that I lose track about the song's meaning.
The performers are cross-pollinated where Katie Von Schleicher sings with Wilder Maker and Birnbaum plays with Von Schleicher as well as what appears to be most of her bandmates in Sleepy Very Sleepy.
at Milky Way Lounge / Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)
Akashic Record have been laying down funky soul-jazz grooves on Mondays for almost 2 months, and who knows how long the good times will last.
If you get there early, Mondays also feature Stump Trivia (8pm to 10pm) and 50-cent wings (7pm to 9pm).