PUNK ROCK GIRL(S)—Georgia quartet the Coathangers are a welcome whirlwind of all-girl punk-rock exuberance, spitting bratty choruses like it's 1997 while embracing a confident, theatrical sexuality that's entirely of the moment. AH
w/White Mystery, Ghost Mom, Pataha Hiss; East End, 203 SE Grand, 9 pm, $8

DUKE—Reed music professor David Schiff hits Powell's tonight to read from The Ellington Century, his new book about jazz genius Duke Ellington. Presumably, Schiff will talk about (A) how great Ellington was, and (B) how jaw-droppingly massive his influence has been on modern culture. EH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE