Janelle Monae plays the Vic tonight. Peter Margasak says Monae "continues to prove her mastery of contemporary R&B" on her newest album, The Electric Lady.
At Music Box's Malty Matinee: Hey Bartender, a cocktail and beer tasting precedes a screening of Douglas Tirola's documentary about New York bartenders.
New-music collective Aperiodic performs with composer and guitarist Michael Pisaro tonight at Constellation. Bill Meyer praises Pisaro, saying "his music employs collected sounds, poetic utterances, conventional instruments, and silence in well-balanced measures."
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