Larkin Square Author Series. 5:30 p.m. Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. 362-2665. larkinsquare.com. Free.
Editor Jody Kleinberg Biehl, of "Buffalo Anthology: Right Here Right Now," and contributors Robbie Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls and Mary Ramsey talk about the Buffalo music scene.
Of Montreal. 8 p.m. Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. 852-3835. babevillebuffalo.com. $18.50-$22.
Art-rock pioneer Of Montreal has released 14 LPs to date. And now the band is bringing its latest, "Innocence Reaches," to Buffalo. Any fan of music that's been pushing boundaries for decades should not miss this show.
The Coathangers. 8 p.m. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. tralfmusichall.com. $10-$12.
Scrappy female punk group out of Atlanta, the Coathangers combine the best of the grrrl punk movement with a modern sound and sensibility that mesh perfectly.
The Slants. 9 p.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. buffaloironworks.com. $10.
Fusing myriad different genres - including synth-pop, folk, alt-rock, and dance - the Slants created an infectious style the band calls Chinatown Dance Rock. If you're looking for a good time at a concert, this is the one for you.