Music: At this stage of the band’s career, the members of Sacramento’s Deftones are wily veterans: churning out a solid album every few years and touring to throngs of both long-time as well as newly found fans. Over the course of seven records the band has stayed mostly true to its alternative metal roots, updating its heavy rock sound in increments. To avoid remaining placid, each record presents enough new challenges for fans to keep things progressing, while band members seem content to use a litany of side projects to flesh out other artistic influences and notions — many of which happen to be successful in their own right. Always the most talented of its contemporaries, the band continues to stay relevant, producing music fans can find solace in, but never returning to what’s already been explored. The Deftones perform tonight at the Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. $30-$35. Rochestermainstreetarmory.com.
Discussion: Looking to meet with like-minded and well-read individuals like yourself and discuss some good old books? Tonight you can head over to Books Etc. (78 W Main St., Macedon) to join in a discussion of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Maryanne Shaffer and Annie Burrows. The discussion is free and starts at 4 p.m., email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Music: West Coast trombonist extraordinaire Michael Vlatkovich has played with stars like Peggy Lee, Brian Setzer, and Bryan Adams. His skillful sliding has also enlivened the soundtracks of movies like “The Mask,” “Jingle All The Way,” and John Cassavetes’ “The Tempest.” But when Vlatkovich takes the reins, he prefers to improvise on the wild side with his own Vlatkovich Tryyo. With Jonathan Golove on electric cello and Damon Short on drums, the group has a sound as eclectic as its unlikely combination of instruments.The Vlatkovich Tryyo performs tonight, 8 p.m. at the Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave. $10 donation requested. 271-3354, bopshop.com.
Art Exhibit: Kevin Carr’s painting and prints exhibit at the Wood Library (134 North Main St., Canandaigua) has reached its last day, so make sure to head on down and check it out while you still can. Exhibit is free.