DEARLY BELOVED—Will the real Matthew Dear please stand up? Dear, and his slew of aliases, has done everything from stand at the forefront of dance music to create experimental pop songs. A jack and master of all trades, the charismatic Dear passes this way in support of this year's Black City, a masterful recording that pushes through the genre walls of techno, art rock, and even some post-punk. EAC
w/Small Black, Class Actress, Young Prisms; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $12-14
TRANS—Space-motorik three-piece Trans Am has been doing their thing for nearly two decades (and singer/bassist Nathan Means lives in Portland now). They're touring the West Coast in support of their solid 2010 album Thing, though we're secretly hoping they'll pack their set full of Futureworld hits. MJS
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $13, 9 pm
Busier than something really busy: My, What a Busy Week!