BEARSBear Deluxe hosts four of its prized authors, including Truth Like the Sun author Jim Lynch, one of the finest writers on the I-5 corridor. Bitch Editor in Chief Kjerstin Johnson, Mateo Hoke, and Kristy Athens will also be reading. AH
Jack London Bar, 529 SW 4th, 7 pm, FREE, 21+

SHORT-TERM MEMORY LOSS—With bedroom jams, sugar-sweet stoned-out melodies, and filthy lyrics, the Memories are the kind of band that charms your pants off even while they're staring at your boobs. Catch the group—which shares members with party-'til-you-pass-out rockers White Fang—as they make some of the loveliest, trashiest sounds around. NL
w/K-Tel '79, Coral Stabz; Valentine's, 232 SW Ankeny, 9 pm