Counterfeit Cash has their monthly show at The Nest tonight. Unlike the delicious Indian bar food, the Johnny Cash tribute band survived the transition from NE Alberta. Here’s the video of their remake of “Folsom Prison Blues” about coal trains in the Pacific NW. The Nest, 1715 SE Belmont * 8 pm * $3

Dear Drummer‘s at The Blue Monk with 1000 Fuegos. I saw part of this crew at a basement open mic show recently; they’re definitely worth a listen. 3341 SE Belmont * 9:30 pm * $5

Sacred Harp is at People’s Coop. 3029 SE 21st Ave * 7 pm – 9 pm * free


All weekend is this year’s Umbrella Festival from the folks at Wanderlust Circus. Tonight is the sexy cabaret. The circus lost one of its performers, Burk Biggler who died this week. Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 NE Alberta * Fri: 8 pm show; Sat: 2 pm, 9 pm; Sun: 8 pm * $17 – $30, weekend pass $40

Mix Tape 2014 is tonight, with hip hop and ska performances.  Solovox, Tope, Supraphonics!, Father’s Pocket Watch * Alhambra Theater 4811 SE Hawthorne * doors 8 pm * $10 adv, $13 door