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FREEBIE—We're talking 20 bands spread out over four downtown venues, all but one of which is all ages. And it's completely free? We're talking 'bout Big Ass Boombox, perhaps the coolest idea of 2012 so far, in which local bands like Pigeons, Sons of Huns, Blue Skies for Black Hearts (and more!) hit a cluster of venues all within easy walking distance, and all for no scratch at all! NL
Backspace, 115 NW 5th; Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th; SoHiTek Gallery, 625 NW Everett, #102; Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch; 7 pm, FREE, all ages (Someday Lounge 21+)

DARRYL—You know him best as Darryl Philbin from the American Office—but Craig Robinson was working in comedy long before he started at Dunder Mifflin: Robinson's an accomplished musician who backs his comedic smooth patter on the keyboard. AH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, 7:30 & 10 pm, $30-35