UNDER THE STREETLIGHT | Now that that’s over, prepare yourself for one of the darkest, most isolated weeks of the year. Better grab a book, as many of the city’s restaurants and bars keep diminished or nonexistent hours. Or just pretend it’s the 18th century all day — that way, the cognitive gap will be even greater when you see Jose Ayerve’s futuristic, up-tempo electropop act A SEVERE JOY at night, where he plays with disco spectacle DEAN FORD and GINLAB. 9 pm, $6 at Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St. 207.879.8988.
A Severe Joy