Monday, Oct 22

Hailing from Brooklyn, Korean-American electronica artist Yaeji creates dance club soundscapes that are simultaneously bumping and introspective. Murmuring lyrics in Korean and English within the same song, Yaeji’s compositions usually start soft and build in intensity—but a kind of quiet, lush intensity, you know? For more on this, check out the poppin’ “Raingurl,” and “Drink I’m Sippin’ On” from last year’s EP2, and her newest single “One More”—a hypnotic number that’s tailor-made for your emotional dance floor. (8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $22-25, all ages) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards
The Blazers take on John Wall and the Wizards at the Moda Center before heading out of town for a four-game road trip (7 pm, Moda Center, $18+, all ages)

Tune-Yards, U.S. Girls
Fresh off providing the atmospheric soundtrack for the acclaimed sci-fi comedy Sorry to Bother You, Merrill Garbus brings her beloved art pop outfit back through town for a headlining show supporting her latest full-length, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life. Meghan Remy and her experimental pop band U.S. Girls round out the proceedings. (8 pm, Roseland, $27.50-30, all ages)

Ian Sweet, Young Jesus
“Deterritory,” the opening track from Young Jesus’ new album The Whole Thing Is Just There, harkens back to the unhinged musical abandonment of the ’90s Chicago underground. Owing as much to the angular minimalism of the Jesus Lizard as they do to the Kinsella brothers, Young Jesus’ powerful soundscapes arrive like the ramblings of a madman, and unfurl into poetic slices of post-rock genius. The Whole Thing Is Just There is replete with all the rage and poise of any thoughtful, pissed-off, vaguely jazz-minded art-punk collective, which is to say it’s a wildly engaging listen. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $12-14) RYAN J. PRADO

The Thing
John Carpenter’s 1982 classic, starring a very hairy Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, and an exploding dog head. Well, it doesn’t so much explode as it peels back like a self-opening banana, revealing a glistening, snarling Lovecraftian horror full of snaking tubes and hissing malevolence. This is only the fourth- or fifth-most horrifying and unnerving thing in the film, which is a tidal wave of unrelenting paranoia so effective it took most people a good decade-plus to get over their initial revulsion and (correctly) rate it as one of the best horror films ever made. (7 pm, Clinton Street Theater, $5) BOBBY ROBERTS

The War of the Worlds
Los Angeles' Fake Radio troupe presents this 80th Anniversary performance of Orson Welles' legendary radio drama, done live on stage with special guest star Phil Proctor, and a bonus short piece by Ray Bradbury. (7:30 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $20)

Lila Downs, Oregon Symphony
Lila Downs will surely go down in history alongside the legendary Mexican folk performers who paved the way before her, like Chavela Vargas and Mercedes Sosa. Hailing from Oaxaca, Mexico (a state that holds over half of the country’s indigenous population), Downs is best known for blending native and traditional Ranchera-style songs with elements of modern pop music. Activism continues to drive her work, and she’s made a career of proudly proclaiming her Mixtec roots. Singing canciones in Spanish and several indigenous languages, she’s similarly inherited the outspoken qualities of her predecessors and uses her music to speak out against water privatization, border crossing deaths, and the isms that plague her native Mexico and beyond. Downs contributed several songs to the killer 2002 Frida soundtrack and her 2004 album, One Blood, earned her a Grammy award for the cringe-worthy but esteemed category of “Best Album of World Music.” Don’t miss out on the opportunity to catch Downs and her infamous, eccentric ensembles in the flesh. (7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $35-95, all ages) EMILLY PRADO

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