Auctioneer + Sister Crayon, La Capitana at Kung Fu Necktie (7:30 p.m., 21+, $8); Cranes Are Flying + Great Elk, Welter, Ryan Petrillo at The Fire (8:30 p.m., 21+, $8);

Many artists choose to live the simple life, appreciating the little things rather than money and fame. Nate Ruess, lead singer of New York City-bred indie-pop band fun., seems to support such an outlook. The innocent nature of “Snails” by his former band, The Format, is an adorable song uplifting a snail’s ability to “see the benefits, the beauty in every inch” of the world.  Ruess now lends his smooth, well-controlled voice to his more recent undertaking, fun.; it has continued in The Format’s optimistic, pop-loving footsteps with its well-known hit, “We Are Young,” a tune about appreciating young love and life. We can also thank the band’s name for revealing its blissful intention: convey a “content, simple life” feel in all that they do. Fun. performs at 7 p.m. at Theater of the Living Arts; tickets to the all-ages show are SOLD OUT. —Lisa Henderson

Also Playing: Black Horse Motel + Linus The Moon, Sweet Eureka, Christopher Paul Stelling at North Star Bar (9 p.m., 21+, $8); Oh! Pears + Alex Winston, Octant at Johnny Brenda’s (9:15 p.m., 21+, $10); Third World + Ghost, Derrick Barnett And The Statement Band, Jadine at The Trocadero (8 p.m., all ages, $35-$40); Work Drugs + Faux Slang, Ports Of Call at Kung Fu Necktie (9 p.m., 21+, $10)

Into It Over It + Everyone Everywhere, Young Statues, By Surprise, Heartwell at The Barbary (6:30 p.m., all ages, $10-$12);Kind Of Like Spitting, Folklore, Little Big League at Kung Fu Necktie (8 p.m., all ages, $10); Susan Werner + David Wilcox at World Cafe Live (7:30 p.m., all ages, $33-$43)