Cannibal Corpse @ Paradise Rock Club
“Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. It typically employs heavily distorted and low-tuned guitars, played with techniques such as palm muting and tremolo picking, deep growling vocals and screams, aggressive, powerful drumming featuring double kick or blast beat techniques, minor keys or atonality, abrupt tempo, key, and time signature changes and chromatic chord progressions. The lyrical themes of death metal may invoke slasher film-stylized violence, religion (sometimes Satanism), occultism, Lovecraftian horror, nature, mysticism, mythology, philosophy, science fiction, and politics, and they may describe extreme acts, including mutilation, dissection, torture, rape, cannibalism, and necrophilia.” – Wikipedia
Paradise Rock Club. 967 Comm. Ave., Boston. 6:30pm/all ages/$25 Do617.com
Winter Party @ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Third Thursdays are always a good reason to suck it up and head out for something fun, different. The ISGM has your poison or potion depending on your take on things for how to kick off the weekend in style and substance. Art, live music and hands-on creativity, along with a cash bar, make this a great first date event or 326th date night outing, as long as you’re adventurous and willing to have a great time. if not, stay home or go to the local pub and so shots until your face falls off. But that’s silly so don’t so that. Go to ISGM instead and get real. Cool.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum . 25 Evans Way, Boston. 5:30pm/All Ages/$15 gardnermuseum.org
5.4 Million and Counting Stitch In @ Washington Street Art
If you care about a woman’s right to choose and the United States Supreme Court hearing on March 2 that will directly and potentially adversely effect that, this is a cause and community effort that will directly have an impact on our future rights. Artist Chi Nguyen has created a series of “stitch-ins” that represent the woman who will lose access to safe and legal reproductive rights should SCOTUS decide against human rights and freedom. Fight the power one stitch at a time and support a cause that is more American than apple pie and Chevrolet will ever be. With each line representing a woman who could lose these very important rights, and potentially soon, we can’t wait to see what happens. We need to put the right to choose in motion, right now.
Washington Street Art. 321 Washington St., Somerville. Noon/All Ages/FREE washingtonst.org
Ca$h for your Warhol w/ Kenji Nakayama LIVE painting
We’ve got a few Warhol’s lying around the office we’ve been meaning to pawn but it never dawned on us that we’d actually have a place to sell them at/to. Which is a good thing because this is a ruse and our Warhol’s are safe. What isn’t safe is your sanity if you neglect to pay a visit to this one of a kind pop-up shop and check out CFYW in all it’s glory. Kenji Nakayama will be in house on Saturday but come next Thursday, it’s down for the count and gone for good. Until the next time of course. Did I mention that you could still bring in your Warhol’s next Friday and get paid in cash if you sell them? Right…or…right?
Ca$h for your Warhol. 1075 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 4pm/all ages/FREE. @cash4yourwarhol
Dub Apocalypse @ Bull McCabe’s
I know I’ve written about this before and I’ll write about it again but it’s still the best dubbed out night this side of everywhere. Curated by my brethren Tommy B from John Brown’s Body, this ever rotating lineup of killer musicians led by Johnny Trama, Dana Colley, Timo Shanko and Van Martin, explores reggae, roots, blues, jazz and occasionally metal (wait, what?) in an always complex never complicated set of musical genius. Grab a Bull Jar and show up early because it fills up and stays late. Both of which are a plus for local music and your Monday morning excuse.
Bull McCabe’s. 366 Somerville Ave., Somerville. 10pm/21+s/FREE bullmccabesboston.com
Americana Showcase @ Loretta’s Last Call
Americana is not exactly country for hipsters but don’t tell them that, it makes them feel better thinking it is, and it isn’t that far off. Regardless of what it is, it’s fucking cool and even cooler when the rubber meets the road. In this case, when the audience gets to hoot and holler for their favorite performer. Loretta’s is the newest incarnation at 1 Lansdowne Street and finally one that actually has the potential to last through more than one Red Sox season. Country, and it’s bastard brother Americana, is here to stay and unlike a line-dance pop-up party, this Monday night series is legit. If you want to join in musically, email some music to email@example.com and sign up, or just show up and clap along until you’re buzzed enough to throw your hat in the ring. Either way, it’s a boot-knocking time that beats your currently boring Monday night bridge club.
Loretta’s Last Call. 1 Lansdowne St., Boston. 7pm/21+/FREE lorettaslastcall.com