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RAGE CAGE—For nearly 20 years, Chris Palko has been emotionally purging his inner demons on the mic under the name Cage. His raw-nerve lyrics and intensely personal delivery have earned him a fiercely loyal following of hiphop heads plus an unlikely superfan: Shia LaBeouf. Supposedly the famed actor wants to make a biopic about him—just as long as it's better than the last Indiana Jones. EAC
w/Hate Your Guts, Serge Severe, Gen. Erik; Hawthorne Theatre Lounge, 1507 SE 39th, 9 pm, $12-14

OX ROX—The brand-new 7-inch from Dragging an Ox through Water makes its welcome emergence into the world at tonight's show, in which Brian Mumford (the man behind all that Ox Dragging) will play warped electro/acoustic music with plenty of unique special effects. NL
w/Soft Metals, Golden Retriever, Kevin Shields (the band); Valentine's, 232 SW Ankeny, 9 pm, FREE

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