HOOT—Our favorite caped crusaders, Breathe Owl Breathe, return to town for more of their charming, homespun folk. While scatterbrained as heck, the Michigan trio's breezy, stoned charm never once succumbs to hippie-dippie silliness. NL
w/Karl Blau, Jib Kidder; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $12

IRON COMIC—Kyle Kinane's star is on the rise: Self-deprecating and whip-smart with a gruff, blue-collar edge, the comic has emerged as a PDX favorite at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (he's a two-time winner of the Iron Comic title). Don't miss the chance to catch him in an intimate club setting: He's not a household name yet, but he will be. AH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $10-25,