The Sofa Kings
If you didn't laugh enough during the past election, check out Durst's bipartisan take on political hilarity. Check out the Culture section for more info. 21 and over. 8pm. $25/advance, $28/door. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., 317-0700.
We've all heard about the tragic attack on vacationing Bendites Britt Leis and Lia Koehn last month in Ecuador, but now it's time to pitch in to help them out with medical costs. This show features an all-star cast of local bands including: Person People, The Mostest, Anastacia, The Dirty Words and Larry and His Flask. See the Sound section for more info. 6pm, All ages until 9pm. $15 recommended donation. Tulen Center, 20 NW Greenwood Ave.
Tentareign CD Release Party
It's a rock and roll show at the Tower. You need to see it to believe it. Read this week's Sound article for more on this power prog rock-meets-metal-meets-funk trio. 8pm. $10. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., 317-0700.
Peace Bridges Benefit Event
This local nonprofit is bringing in the talents of classical pianist and singer/songwriter Jonathan Hanks for a special concert to raise funds for the Better Life Children's Home of Kibwezi, Kenya. To raise money and awareness of this orphanage, there will also be a silent art auction, and an appearance by local hand drummer Dale Largent. Call 383-2646 for info. 3pm. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th St. $15/person, $10/teens, children free.
Hip-hop ain't just coming out of Long Beach, Compton and Brooklyn these days. It's coming from even the most unlikely of places and in large quantities from the Midwest, and Kansas City's Mac Lethal is living proof of that. He's also bringing Sadistik, Grieves and South Dakota's Soulcrate Music along for extra rap power. See the Liner Notes column for more on Midwest hip-hop. All ages. See this week's Sound article. 9pm. $10/advance, $12/door. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Brent Amaker & The Rodeo w/Problem Stick
J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science, DJ Barisone