COMEDY—You might know Jackie Kashian from her podcast The Dork Forest, Last Comic Standing, or from This American Life—but if you haven't seen her live, well, you don't really know her at all, do you? Fix that: The fast-talking Kashian is clever, likeable, and hilarious, and no one with even a bit of self-respect should miss
seeing her live. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Helium Comedy Club 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-29

MUSIC—All nostalgia aside, when Nine Inch Nails rolled through town last year, they murdered it with a tight set, jaw-dropping visuals and good, old-fashioned showmanship. They're highly recommendable, and if Soundgarden can keep up its end of the bargain, you've got yourself a wondrous night of throwback joy. MARJORIE SKINNER
Sleep Country Amphitheater,
17200 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA,
7 pm, $37.70-116.85