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Tuesday @ House of Blues

If the way in which Canadian electro/neo-trance producer Deadmau5, a/k/k Joel Thomas Zimmerman, rocketed to fame recently is any indication, than popping a giant, weird-ass animal head atop your dome is good for business. (Good news, NoBunny!) Deadmau5 closed out (and brought down the house at) this year’s Lollapalooza, inciting a tweaked-out dance party of epic proportions. Must be the reason he booked not one, not two, but four shows at the House of Blues, kicking off tonight. And every single one of them is sold out. We’re sure that you and your mau5head will find a way in to at least one of them. (If not, maybe you can catch him at the Mullins Center next week, that show hasn’t sold out — yet.) This week’s tour de force is at the House of Blues. Read more

The Rosebuds

+ Mount Moriah

Tuesday @ Brighton Music Hall

Long-time indie pop duo Kelly Crisp and Ivan Howard may have recently called their marriage quits, but their baby isn’t going to suffer any for it. The Rosebuds have a brand-new album, Loud Planes Fly Low (Merge) and it looks like Mommy and Daddy have decided to play nice. Which is good for fans of the North Carolina indie outfit. Sure, this latest effort might be a bit more melancholy than the upbeat indie pop of some past albums — who could blame ’em — but the ’Buds have retained their cohesive sound. If you missed them when they were in town with Bon Iver this summer, catch them tonight. Read more

"Artists' Books: Books by Artists"

Wednesday @ Boston Athenæum

Among its many treasures, the Boston Athenaeum houses a number of artists’ books. More than 30 — including offerings from Russell Maret, Laura Davidson, Ryoko Adachi, Stephen Dupont, Harriet Bart, Xu Bing, Iliazd — will be on display in their gallery through the winter. Read more

Dead Ellington

+ Screaming Females + Thick Shakes + Underground Railroad to Candyland

Wednesday @ Middle East Upstairs

By now, everyone knows (or should know) that only one member of Jersey DIY punkers Screaming Females is a lady. But she rocks out hard enough for a whole band of bad-ass chicks with guitars. Our 2009 New Jersey pick for “50 Bands 50 States” is back in town to scrape your cerebellum raw and kick your ass at tonight’s show at the Middle East. The Females share their grunged-out, filthy, guitar-shredding show with a bill including Thick Shakes, Dead Ellington, and Underground Railroad To Candyland. Read more

The Speaker's Progress

Wednesday @ Paramount Theatre

ArtsEmerson presents The Speaker’s Progress, a production from SABAB — a theater company comprising performers from the Middle East and beyond. The Speaker’s Progress tells the story of an ambiguous totalitarian state in which theater has been banned in all its forms. A subversive play —not unlike the one you’ll see tonight? — is discovered and inspires a movement of revolt that changes the fabric of the state’s oppressive structure forever. It debuts tonight and runs for one week only. Read more


+ Xylos

Wednesday @ Royale

Come prepared to get all ambient up in this bitch. Danish electro producer Trentemøller headlines a tripped-out, mind-invading show of dark, fuzzy house music. Brooklyn electro-pop quartet Xylos open the show. Read more

Latin Taste of Boston

Thursday @ Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

El Planeta sponsored tonight’s “Latin Taste of Boston” at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts. Nearly a dozen area restaurants, including Noche and Orinoco, provide the eats at this gastronomic celebration of Latin, Hispanic, and Latin-inspired cuisine. Attendees will get the chance to nosh on both traditional and new dishes from Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Cuba, and Spain, including Chaufa con carne (Peruvian-style beef fried rice) and Pollo rostizado (Dominican-style roast chicken). We’re hungry already. All that, plus cocktails and live music by DJ Hernan. Read more

Weber Dance

Thursday @ Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center

Storyteller Jon Truk has kayaked the Arctic, Cape Horn, and the Solomon Islands. He joins forces with dancemaker/dance historian Jody Weber and the dancers of Boston-based Weber Dance to explore issues of cultural loss and resilience. Read more

Women of Will: The Overview

Thursday @ Central Square Theater

"22nd Drawing Show: Residue"

Friday @ Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts

Guest curator Steven Holmes of the Bass Museum in Miami and Cartin Collection mulls “tracks left behind” in this edition of the BCA’s annual drawing roundup. Read more


Friday @ Dance Complex

A program of dance devoted to the worship of the goddess featuring glamorous Collena Shakti, an American dancer based in Rajasthan who mixes classical Odissi dance with vernacular Kalbelia Rajasthani gypsy and tribal bellydance. Read more

Eleanor Friedberger

+ Wild Flag + DJ Brian L

Friday @ Paradise Rock Club

John O'Reilly: "Two Kindred Spirits featuring work by Marsden Hartley"

Friday @ Howard Yezerski Gallery

Former MFA and Seattle Art Museum curator Trevor Fairbrother pairs Worcester artist John O’Reilly’s recent collages with their inspiration — Marsden Hartley’s ’30s drawings of Gloucester’s central, rocky wildlands called Dogtown. Hartley, a melancholy gay modernist, went to Gloucester as he was developing his late, roughhewn folksy style. In contrast, O’Reilly’s collages are suave, romantic images of rocks, water, architectural ruins and male physiques concocted from vintage photos, art reproductions, his own photos, and gay porn. Read more

Michael Ian Black

Friday @ Wilbur Theatre


Friday @ Lyric Stage Company of Boston

Boston Books Festival

Saturday @ Copley Square

Highlights of this year's book fest include web comic writer, Harper’s and New Yorker contributor, author of the forthcoming collection Hark, A Vagrant!, and the world’s most charming young illustrator — makes her Boston debut on a panel with Karen Russell (Swamplandia!), Gregory Maguire (Wicked), and Chuck Klosterman (Chuck Klosterman), moderated by yours truly. Other notable appearances include Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient), Jennifer Egan (A Visit From the Good Squad), and the cast of (whatever that is). Read more

Bill Maher

Sunday @ Wilbur Theatre

Boston Chamber Music Society

Sunday @ Sanders Theatre

This esteemed consortium of chamber players, under the direction of violist Marcus Thompson, features a season devoted to one of the richest forms of chamber music, the piano quintet. The season opens with one of the least familiar, by the profound Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. There’s also a late Mozart piano trio, Charles Loeffler’s Four Poems for Mezzo-soprano, Viola, and Piano (Krista River, Roger Tapping, Mihae Lee), and Schumann’s Fantasiestücke. Read more

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Zander

Sunday @ Sanders Theatre

Little Dragon

Monday @ Royale

Mechanical soul weirdos managed to get a lot catchier and a lot stranger on their new Ritual Union. Read more

Viva Brother

+ Motopony

Monday @ Middle East Downstairs

Zola Jesus

+ Xanopticon

Monday @ Brighton Music Hall

Midwestern goth princess has a new album Conatus dropping October 4. Read more

Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra

Tuesday @ Regattabar

Composer and trumpeter Carpenter has brought his music through various transformations — free jazz, circus music, narrative old-time folk. This time he’s using his Ghost Train Orchestra nonet to dig deep into the pre-Swing Era large-ensemble experiments of bands like McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Orchestra, Fess Williams’s Royal Flush Orchestra, and others. This should be an evening of crackling early jazz. Read more

Peter Pan

Tuesday @ City Hall Plaza

“Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds Of Kay Sage And Yves Tanguy”

Wednesday @ Davis Museum at Wellesley College

Sage and Tanguy liked each other’s surrealist art before they met, and then liked each other when they were introduced in Europe in the late ’30s. War drove the couple to Connecticut, where in side-by-side studios they painted eerie landscapes populated by melting rocks (his) and haunted architecture (hers). Seeking individual achievement, they showed together just once in their lives. Here they’re finally together again. Read more

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