POST-HIPHOP—The avant-garde rap of Seattle's Shabazz Palaces has everything you need: fat bass, ass-moving beats, and brain-tangling lyrics. But the team of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire have totally flipped the hiphop model on its head, making strange, seductive music that sounds like it's beamed from outer space. They're playing the Masquerade Ball at Reed Arts Week. NL
w/OCnotes; Reed College Student Union, 3203 SE Woodstock, 9 pm, $20,

MUSIC—Whether you remember Morrissey from the first time you got high with your boyfriend in the seventh grade, or from the tough dudes down the street that blast him from their lowriders, we all think of him fondly. Tonight, he'll be crooning and swooning at the Schnitz. Don't miss out—not every day is like Friday! RF
w/Kristeen Young; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 9 pm, $53.50-68.50, all ages