HIP HOPERA—Long after our cities have crumbled to dust, one artifact of human existence shall remain: R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet. An epic "hip hopera" of sex, violence, closets, and Big Man the Midget, the legend is now a whopping 22 chapters long. Tonight, the Hollywood's showing it all—so that attendees can sing along. EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 9:30 pm, $7

COLD SPECKS—So what do you get when you cross Southern gospel with goth? "Doom soul" as beautifully sung by Cold Specks (AKA Al Spx, a Canadian singer/songwriter living in London). Intense lyrics are paired with driving gloom that never quite tips into depression, and a voice whose darkness is always reaching upward toward the light. WSH
w/Blind Bartimaeus; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10-12