—Sean Patton's played Portland enough times to have developed a following—maybe you caught his set at Bridgetown or at local showcase Funny Over Everything. But if you've never seen Patton, one of the sharpest young comics on the scene today: He's weird, he's funny, and he's doesn't mind being physically compared to an owl. AH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Wed-Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $10-25

—Death Songs shows off '60s-leaning pop-rock chops by way of frontman Nick Delffs' elemental, spirit-possessed songwriting, resulting in tunes that are both feel good and full of ghosts. The band isn't ever afraid to get their hands dirty, and their animated live shows are spectacular, tarnished things of beauty. NL
w/Barna Howard, DJ Erik Menteer; Valentine's, 232 SW Ankeny, 9 pm