SLEEK SIDE—I'd originally pegged Sarah Jaffe as a songslinger in the folky, alt-country vein—and a damn good one at that—but her exceptional new album The Body Wins reveals an altogether new side: a versatile, modern musician whose songs are no less heartfelt even after she's kicked off the dust to reveal something much sleeker. NL
w/Secret Colours, Ryan Stively; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10-12

FIVE BY FIVE—Having written everything from the X-Men to The Authority, comics writer Christos Gage is currently pumping some much-needed freshness into the world of Buffy with the surprisingly fun team-up book Angel & Faith. Tonight, he swings by the new Things from Another World to sign comics and talk all things slayer. EH
Things from Another World, 2916 NE Broadway, 7 pm, FREE