The Thesis: KayelaJ, Prince Hyph & Ugly Gang, LSP, Verbz
Another first Thursday means it’s time for another deep-dive into the exploding Portland hip-hop scene with the Thesis. September's installment features sets from KayelaJ, Prince Hyph & Ugly Gang, LSP, Verbz, and special guests. (9 pm, Kelly's Olympian, $10)

LVL UP, Pllush
The beloved quartet out of Brooklyn bring their warm and melodic indie rock back to the Mississippi Studios stage for the Portland stop on their farewell tour. (8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $12-15)

Robbie Fulks
Convincingly twangy, wryly hilarious, and catchy as a cold, Robbie Fulks is a monster talent with two decades run of music as diverse and delightful as any in the roots/country/folk field. Over the years, Fulks has been in bluegrass bands, recorded noisy instrumentals, cranked out power-pop, and covered Michael Jackson. Now he seems to have settled into doing what he does best: writing beautiful songs and performing them beautifully. Don't miss him when he does exactly that at White Eagle tonight. (8 pm, White Eagle, $22-25) BEN SALMON

Pelican Ossman, Burt Sienna, Cynthia Nelson Band
Pelican Ossman’s lo-fi folk experiments sometimes recall the early work of Phil Elverum and his K Records comrades, but over the past few years, the Portland band has cultivated an exceedingly weird vibe all its own. (8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn! $5) CHRIS STAMM


Andrew W.K.
Fresh off "The Party Never Dies" Tour and a 50-state speaking tour that brought him though Revolution Hall in 2016, America’s favorite party enthusiast returns to the old Washington High School grounds for an all-ages show supporting his latest full-length, You're Not Alone. (9 pm, Revolution Hall, $25, all ages)

In the Cooky Jar: 8th Anniversary
DJ Cooky Parker is, straight-up, one of the best DJs in Portland history. Call it hyperbole, call it what you will, it's the goddamn truth: Cooky is responsible for more sweat poured on acres of Portland dance floor than almost any other jock that's ever come through this city, and he's throwing himself an anniversary shindig at the Eagles Lodge, with help from his friends Callie Danger and DJ Void. Bring some food for the Oregon Food Bank and get a discount at the door. Bring your best rug-cutting shoes, too. You're gonna need 'em. (9 pm, Eagles Lodge, $5 w/ food donation, $7 w/out)

Ron Artis II & the Truth
The Hawaii-hailing band and Pickathon 2017 stand-out brings their soul, funk, blues, and jazz sounds back through town for a headlining show at the Jack London Revue. (9:15 pm, Jack London Revue, $15)


Eyelids, Deathlist, Mink Shoals
Local indie rock and guitar pop juggernaut Eyelids head up to St. Johns to play their only Portland show of the year and celebrate the release of their latest record, Maybe More. (8 pm, The Fixin' To)

The acclaimed R&B crooner out of Chicago makes his way back to Portland for an all-ages show supporting his long-awaited forthcoming full-length, Later That Night. (8:30 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $37.50-40, all ages)


KPSU + HOTLIPS Block Party
The HOTLIPS on Hawthorne shuts down its parking lot and turns up, real loud, for an afternoon of pizza, partying, and pinball, all scored to live music from some of Portland's best bands, including Surfer Rosie, Being Awone, Chain, Haste, and Fossa Club (3 pm, HOTLIPS on Hawthorne, free, all ages)

Jesus Christ has it really been almost 20 fucking years since MTV's first season of Making the Band? That's horrifying. Time comes for all of us, even those of us who rose to fame in frosted tips and vinyl outfits, stepping and crooning through hits like "Liquid Dreams" and "All or Nothing." We should enjoy its bubblegum charms while we still can. (8 pm, Star Theater, $20-40, all ages)

Chris Shiflett, Brian Whelan
Dave Grohl is such an omnipresent rock star, sometimes it’s easy to forget that those other Foo Fighters have lives and interests of their own. Heck, sometimes it’s easy to forget there are other guys in the band. But there are, and Chris Shiflett is one of them. He plays guitar in the Foos, and he did the same in the punk bands No Use for a Name and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. But right now, Shiflett is exploring his interest in twang. There are lots of good bands that do this well, but Shiflett holds his own as both a songwriter and roots-rocker, providing another perspective into the mind of a guy who can usually be found outside the spotlight. (7 pm, Landmark Saloon, $12) BEN SALMON


Mirah, Dear Nora, Ings
The beloved NYC-via-Olympia singer/songwriter brings her dynamic blend of experimental pop and folk back to her old Pacific Northwest stomping grounds in support of her latest full-length, Understanding. (8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $13-15)

Fin de Cinema: Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast
A special TBA installment of Holocene's "Fin de Cinema" series, with local artists Like a Villain, Patricia Wolf, John Niekrasz, Jonathan Sielaff, Amenta Abioto, and Noah Bernstein performing an original live score while Jean Cocteau's classic 1946 film version of the 18th century fairy tale plays out behind them on the big screen. (10 pm, PICA at Hancock, $5-15)


Juana Molina
Not one for spectacle or showmanship, Juana Molina instead concentrates her efforts on being a hypnotist of the highest order. Though commonly lumped with artists like Björk and CocoRosie, Molina's approach is decidedly understated in comparison. She works on creating intricate layers that slowly build and add textures, but rarely exhibit radical changes or lose their pulsing rhythm. (8 pm, Revolution Hall, $20) JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON

Florence & the Machine, St. Vincent, Lizzo
Florence Welch and her backing band bring their arena-tailored rock and pop back through Portland in support of their latest full-length, High as Hope, with St. Vincent and Lizzo on-hand to round out an all-around excellent bill at the Moda Center. (7 pm, Moda Center, $37.50-97.50, all ages)


Ms. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Santigold, Iman Omari
The hip-hop icon returns to Portland for a stop on a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of her first and only studio album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and she's bringing another hip-hop icon in the form of Nas along with her. (6 pm, Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum, $47.50)