This Week in the Mercury

Friday, September 7, 2012

It's Happening Tonight!

Posted by Alison Hallett on Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:44 PM


—Before Spider-Man, before The Avengers, and certainly before The Dark Knight, there was Tim Burton's 1989 Batman—a wild, dark, weird blockbuster starring Mr. Mom as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Nicholson's wild-eyed scenery chewing on the big screen? Yes. EH
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 11 pm, $3, $21+

—Toronto's Fucked Up composed their magnum opus with 2011's David Comes to Life, and tonight they perform the rock opera in all its hoary, heavy, magnificent glory. It's a work of remarkable depth, reinventing and recontextualizing hardcore punk into something more accessible but just as revolutionary. NL
w/Poison Idea, Sons of Huns, Bison Bison; Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 9:30 pm, $15


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