It's not every day that you mix pirates with metal and not expect a plundered merchant ship or broken barstool. On Black Friday, Monty's Krown will host a benefit concert for the Pirate Toy Fund. The premise of this event is simple: your donation of one new store-bought toy gains you entrance to the show, and collected toys are distributed to needy children. The line-up features four bands: ambient/alternative rockers Oceans of Insects (pictured), brutal — meaning good — pyros Burn Everything, doom metal/stoner-rock trio Chillum, and extreme metal heads Bleed The Messiah. Toys are mandatory, pirate speak is optional.
Pirate Toy Fund Benefit takes place Friday, November 23, 8 p.m. at Monty's Krown, 875 Monroe Ave. Admission is the donation of a toy. 271-7050.