NOSTALGIA—If all you know about Soul Asylum is "Runaway Train," there's much for you to learn. Prior to becoming huge during the grunge era, the Minneapolis band was raw, punky, and great, one of the titans in a crowded '80s Twin Cities scene. Soul Asylum's got a new record out, but we're holding out for classics from their Twin/Tone days. NL
w/Throwback Suburbia, Cellar Door; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez, 7:30 pm, $20-25

TV—Weird old sci-fi doesn't get much better than The Twilight Zone—which means the Hollywood's habit of playing Twilight Zone episodes on 16mm is a pretty perfect way to spend a night. Tonight's selections: "The Trade-Ins," "The Prime Mover," and "Five Characters in Search of an Exit," which doesn't sound ominous at all. EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $5