Wake Up The Giants.
In her new book, The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success, Stanford psychologist Emma Seppala writes that there are six keys to being happy and successful. Those keys include living in the moment, being resilient, keeping calm, giving ourselves more time off, not dwelling on negative thoughts and being compassionate.
Now, we're no psychologists, but if there was to be a seventh key, we'd reckon it would probably have to do something with how often you're going out and having fun. So, um, do that. Tonight. And use this little stress-alleviating list be your guide. — Cory Graves
Grizfolk at The Prophet Bar
Despite its name, Grizfolk is an American indie-rock band from Los Angeles. The band plays music that appeals to everyone, says their publicist. They released their first full-length album in January titled Waking Up The Giants. That should be enough to get you lined up around the block for this fantastic quintet. Knox Hamilton opens. — Roberto Aguilar
Johnnyswim at House of Blues
This power couple gives us hope when it comes to love. To be so intimately close in every aspect of life is… wow. We don't even know if we could do it. But we wish them the best. Now the music that comes out of Johnnyswim reflects the strength and intimacy behind the duo, and is almost whimsical and fairy-tale-esque. Not that we're complaining. See real life love in the form of music tonight at the House of Blues. — Chrissi Chetwood
Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions at RBC (Free)
Now in a bigger, better-sounding room, Outward Bound is still putting together diverse and challenging Monday night bills, just better. Peladini, Neil Coburn/Chris Holmes, Foiled Windows and Schmekelhead are this week's featured performers. — CG
Harper's Revue at Crown and Harp
Outward Bound might have moved on, but the interesting Monday night musical pairings have continued at Crown and Harp. For this edition of the new Harper's Revue series, pop singer-songwriter Brandon Giannasi, hip-hop artist Purpose, Nashville noise punks Ground Water Mafia and wild cards SuperMook share a bill. — CG