Aesop Rock has shared the spotlight with many a notable name—the greatest of these was Vast Aire's cameo on "Nickel Plated Pockets"—and the rapid-fire emcee continues that tradition with Hail Mary Mallon, his recent collaboration with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz. It's not a grand departure for the San Francisco (via New York) rapper; instead it's yet another contribution to his otherwise bulletproof discography (seriously, the man has yet to make a single poor recording). He'll be sharing a bill with MC Kimya Dawson (the oft-forgotten 10th member of the Wu-Tang Clan), an odd lineup that, if anything, proves that these two eclectic artists are cool with diversifying their surroundings a bit. Tonight quirky folkers and hiphop backpackers shall mingle as one. EAC
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"