MUSIC—Like any soul outfit, the sound of Seattle's Pickwick gathers itself around virtuosic lead vocals. Galen Disston's been called the "best singer in the Seattle music scene," which is a pretty damn big coincidence, since tonight is the night you're finally labeled the "best dancer in the Portland music scene." DVH
w/Lost Lander, Magic Fades; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $3 (if you RSVP through, $12 w/o RSVP

VARIETY—Jokes, trivia, and talented people playing pianos—the spanking-new Mont Chris Hubbard Bonus Show promises a little something-something for every taste. January bonus: a guest-star turn from the endlessly entertaining pianist David Saffert. AH
Tony Starlight's, 3728 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $10, all ages