MUSIC—Oregon doomers Yob have recently finished work on album number seven (due out this fall on Neurot Recordings), and tonight you can see them perform brand-new material. They play alongside Graves at Sea, who are about to jump the sea for a Eurotour, and Hot Victory, who turn a two-person drum kit and a panoply of electric triggers into something with a huge and fascinating sound. NL
w/Death Grave; Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 8 pm, $12-14

GEEK—One of them is one of the world's biggest fantasy authors, and the other guys are two of geek music's most popular performers. Tonight's evening with Patrick Rothfuss and Paul and Storm will feature readings and a Q&A from the writer of The Name of the Wind, along with music and comedy from the nerdy duo. Chances are, tonight will be funny and charming and very, very geeky. EH
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $20, all ages