Saturday, January 17

Brutal music is always more satisfying when the weather is displaying the same hostility. That makes tonight the perfect occasion to catch the local metal band Ruin at its CD release tonight at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland) with brothers-in-tattooed-arms Capture the Sun and Traitor’s Pact, at 9:30 p.m. Tix: $6 (21+). 747-5063. portlandempire.com.