SENSITIVE BOY—What can we say about Alejandro Escovedo that hasn't already been said? The man's as good as it gets songwriter-wise, and his latest album, Street Songs of Love, finds him barreling down boulevards of the human heart with all the anthemic gravitas of Springsteen. NL
w/Amy Cook; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $20, all ages

THRASH—The '86 cult skateboarding movie known as "West Side Story on skateboards," Thrashin' has been made into a live-action musical by the crew who gave you Hot Gun. Be the first to see a production that promises appearances by pro skaters and half-pipes set up in the club! This, you gotta see. MS
w/Problems; Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, Wed Aug 18 & Sat Aug 21, 10 pm, Sun Aug 22, 8 pm, $10-12