DUKE COFFEEHOUSEA Baltimore/Philly hybrid that calls Brooklyn home now, Yeasayer’s excellent Monitor Records debut, All Hour Cymbals, combines space-launch textures, junkhouse percussion, calypso cavaliering, electroshock synthesizers and tribal chants. Most enjoyable, though, are the winks glancing from songs about kingdom come: “No Need to Worry,” for instance, references “black skies” and “words [that] will never sound again” while cramming references to Queen, Pink Floyd and The Beach Boys into a tiny space. All Hour Cymbals is like tripping balls while pilfering an erudite friend’s record collection. Montreal’s Shapes and Sizes sounds like a line between Do Make Say Think and Islands. Beloved Binge opens at 8 p.m. for $7. Grayson Currin

QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS & MUSICPulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage will discuss and sign copies of his new book Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy. In his work, Savage examines how the Bush-Cheney administration has irrevocably altered the constitutional foundation of American democracy. The event begins at 7 p.m. For more info, call 828-1588 or visit quailridgebooks.booksense.com. Ashley Roberts