Thursday, May 12

Two great pairings within a couple blocks of each other in Portland tonight. At Empire Dine and Dance (575 Congress St.), the intense and relentless rapper Brzowski and DJ Moshe rip it up with K-The-I??? and other guests at 9 p.m. Tix: $7 (21+). 879-8988. And down the street at Blue (650 Congress St.), former Spouse frontman Jose Ayerve plays his hyper-catchy new dance-pop material with Henry Jamison of The Milkman’s Union at 10 p.m. No cover (21+). 774-4111.