It's snowy. I get it. You probably don't want to venture far tonight, for fear of getting stuck on one of the roads that Pittsburgh Public Works forgot existed. Well, if you're in or close to the Bloomfield area, go get a drink and check out a rock band from Italy. Eh?
Betty Poison is the band fronted by Lucia Rehab (not her real name). (The band used to be called Betty Ford Center, but you know how these things go.) They are, truth be told, kind of ridiculous -- in that over-the-top, rock 'n' roll sort of way. That doesn't mean they're not good, though. They opened for Hole last year in Milan, and that says pretty much what you need to know: angry lady singer, hard rock.
They're from Italy. You're not up to anything better. Beer tastes good. River Rat Jenkins, Ladybeast and Icon Gallery all open. Why not just do it? Start around about 8 p.m. Howlers is located at 4509 Liberty. They got a new facade recently; don't let it fool you.