BIZNESS—The performances of Merrill Garbus—better known as the eclectically capitalized tUnE-yArDs—are clattering, rapturous affairs, in which her loops of percussion and voice build into ecstatic, rhythmic releases. With a crack backing band and a genuinely joyous live show, Garbus is practically a force of nature. NL
w/Pat Jordache, Malaikat dan Singa; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8 pm, $15-17, all ages

—Tonight's Oregon Encyclopedia History Night is about the best kind of history: One that's full of sex, drugs, and violence! Former Portland Police Sergeant Ray Tercek details the bust of a massive Rose City coke ring in the 1980s. SM
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 7 pm, FREE, all ages