We would’ve recommended this show just on the name alone . . . look at that, it’s just great. Whether you’re a metal maniac or not, it’s going to be a lot of fun seeing some of the seriousness taken out of the metal genre—or maybe even adding more seriousness?— with bands SolidState, Elyse Barnard, Beneath the Crow perform metal classics in non-metal ways and hearing people do serious readings of lyrics from Cannibal Corpse, Death, Sepultura, Cryptopsy, and more. $7 advance, $10 door. —Paul Cajun

Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W 6th St, STPL; amsterdambarandhall.com