A lot of hip hop bores me, but Lyrics Born has some melody in his flow, interesting beats, and soul— exactly what works for me. w/ Dirty Revival Collective. Alhambra Theater, 4811 SE Hawthorne * 9 pm * $16
I’ve learned to trust the booker’s taste at Firkin Tavern, and from what I’ve heard online from Not New Normals (rock) it should be a fun show. w/ Magic Wandling (??) + TBA. 1937 SE 11th Ave * 7 pm * free
Scott Law Acoustic Machine (bluegrass) w/ Student Loan (jamgrass) Goodfoot, 2845 SE Stark * 10 pm * $12
This recording’s not very good, but Satsuma (shoegaze) sounds interesting— and the horror-themed bar Lovecraft is worth a visit. 421 SE Grand Ave * 9 pm * ??
As part of their 100th anniversary, Clinton Street Theater is showing Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. 2522 SE Clinton St. * Sat, Sun: 7:30 * $9 adv, $12 door
Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s Fall Fundraising Concert will honor the memory of two Portland soul singers, Janice Marie Scroggins (her interview @ 3:40 is beautiful) and Linda Hornbuckle, both who died earlier this year. Mt. Tabor Presbyterian, 5441 SE Belmont * 4 pm doors, 5 pm show * $18 GA, $12 student/low-income