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READING—Last week, the Mercury ran an excerpt from IPRC Director Justin Hocking's great new memoir about surfing, obsession, girls, and Moby-Dick. Tonight, celebrate the official release of The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld with a reading at Powell's—everyone who attends will have a chance to make their own letterpress print featuring art and writing from the book. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

MUSIC—Delving into the recorded recesses of weirdo psych, exploitation movie soundtracks, and hiphop rhythms turned inside out, the sample wizards of Lilacs and Champagne—AKA Emil Amos and Alex Hall of shadowy local shapeshifters Grails—stitch together collages of sound that are eerie, captivating, and nothing short of brilliant. NL
w/Sun Angle, Hot Victory; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $5