The Cribs, Adam Green, The Dead Trees
9 p.m. at Lincoln Hall; $15
Dipped in platinum by NME and spit upon by Pitchfork (which has changed its tune since ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr joined the band), the UK's Cribs have yet to experience America's warm embrace. No matter, as the angular punk band's fourth LP, "Ignore the Ignorant," outsold Beatles reissues across the pond in September. New York's Adam Green is looking to finally shed the skin from his Moldy Peaches anti-folk days; his forthcoming record, "Minor Love," was inspired by a quote from Leonard Cohen at a BBQ: "We are all living in a butcher shop." Portland-based openers, The Dead Trees, do a charming job of ripping up Pavement with some roadhouse blues.
This event kicks off the annual Tomorrow Never Knows fest. Check out Centerstage's full preview.
8:30 p.m. at Cafe Wha Who?; $5
The Edge Comedy Club presents this showcase featuring nine stand-up comics performing five-to-10-minute sets each (so you won't have to deal with a bad one for too long). While you're at this Greenwich Village-inspired spot, enjoy $3 bottles of Miller High Life, $4 bottles of Amstel and $5 Absolut cocktails. Local comedian Dave Odd hosts.
Rastros y Cronicas: Women of Juarez
10 a.m.-5 p.m. at National Museum of Mexican Art
This exhibit, featuring the work of 26 artists mostly of Mexican and Mexican-American descent, addresses the drastic increase in violence against women in Juárez, Mexico that began in 1993 and continues today. For more on the inspiration and the art, check out Centerstage's feature article.