MUSIC—You know what a hay-bale of fun the all-star bluegrass of Black Prairie is already, but what happens when they plug in their instruments and become the much louder, and potentially more dangerous, doppelgänger White Tundra? There's only one way to find out—let's hope the glass in the windows holds. MS
LaurelThirst Public House, 2958 NE Glisan, 6 pm, FREE

MUSIC—Sure, you could hate the Kronos Quartet—so serious with their trippy, experimental chamber music. It's the kind of thing OPB plays on weeknights during pledge week, and you half-expect someone to cut in and offer you a tote bag. But then you close your eyes and let your mind go, and find yourself utterly transfixed. DCT
Kaul Auditorium at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 7:30 pm, $15-47