Multi-talented Adam Green at The Warhol; Mr. Smalls Hosts Hedonism Bots Album Release Party (Fri., 1/11/19)

1) Adam Green was one half of the New York City anti-folk band Moldy Peaches, whose music is arguably best known from the 2007 movie Juno. Kimya Dawson was the duo’s other half. Green will perform solo at the Warhol Theater as part of its Sound Series. The performance will include a screening of his movie, Adam Green’s Aladdin, preceded by an acoustic set of songs from the film, such as “Never Lift a Finger.” The movie’s sets were created out of papier-mâché, and its cast includes Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne (“Orange Is the New Black”), Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development,” “Search Party”), and others. The movie is a take on “Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp,” with Green playing the titular character and the lamp, a 3D printer. Other contemporary oddities abound in this modern retelling of a classic Middle Eastern folk tale. For mature audiences—this isn’t Disney—so probably best to leave the kids with a babysitter. 8 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore. (CM)

2) Hedonism Bots are a hometown rhythm-rock trio. The band released its debut LP, Crashin’ the Party, in 2016. The members will celebrate the release of their sophomore album, Bass for Brains, with a show at Mr. Smalls. The band’s name comes from a minor character in the animated, sci-fi comedy “Futurama.” Hedonism Bots are well-read too. In “The Other Capulet,” the trio pays tribute to Rosaline, Juliet’s cousin and Romeo’s first love in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The vocals are earnest, the instrumentation straight-up punk, and it’s nice to hear Rosaline, who never actually appears in the play and is mentioned only by name, get her due. Chase and the Barons open. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. (CM)

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