GREAT LITERS—Spin magazine described Canadian dance-rock band Metric's most recent album, Fantasies, as "tastier than a plate of poutine," a superlative that's probably worth more in Portland than all the other accolades the album has gotten, including a Polaris nomination. SM
w/Codeine Velvet Club, Nico Vega; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $20, all ages
STUFF—You might've seen the 20-minute video The Story of Stuff, which traces a brief history of American consumerism (and, you know, how it's destroying the planet). Filmmaker Annie Leonard is back to give the subject a slightly more in-depth treatment—317 pages worth, in fact—in a new nonfiction book of the same name. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE
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