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HOT WATER—The glowing sonic sketches of Baths—the alter ego of one Will Wiesenfeld—are warmly gorgeous and elusive. If that's not enough aural beauty for one night, listen to how all the whirring pieces in the songs of Montreal four-piece Braids click together to make majestic, oscillating wholes. NL
w/Gobble Gobble; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $8-10

CORAGHESSAN—T.C. Boyle, the erudite author of such historical novels as The Road to Wellville and The Women, is a funny, engaging, and extroverted speaker... something of a rarity for an author on the speaking circuit. Catch Boyle's reading of his newest environmental drama, When the Killing's Done. CF
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

(Ned says When the Killing's Done is a "sweeping and satisfying read"—check out the whole review.)