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MUSIC—Listening to singer James Blake, who's trotting out his fresh new album Overgrown, is like watching Frankenstein's monster learn to tie his shoes. Every release sees the electronic producer wield a little bit more soul and confidence. And his latest work is some of his most powerful, varied, and emotional stuff yet. DCT
w/FaltyDL; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8:30 pm, $25 (tix are hard to get for this one)

COOKBOOKS—It's time to get stoked about food, and Deborah Madison's new Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with 12 Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with Over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes is as loaded with information as its title. Tonight she reads alongside Diane Morgan, whose Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes is only slightly less expansive. MS
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, 403 SW 10th, 6 pm, FREE