Saturday, December 10
Raps meet taps tonight at Oxbow Blending & Bottling (49 Washington Ave., Portland) during an event dubbed Hip-Hops, hosted by silver-tongued emcee Ben Shorr and featuring Portland acts Ill by Instinct, Eyenine, Ock Cousteau (Mike Be and Jay Caron), JJ King and others, at 8 p.m. Tix: $5 (21+). 350-0025. oxbowbeer.com. And the self-described “death-funk dance trio” lespecial brings its signature blend of prog and jam to Portland House of Music (25 Temple St.) for a 9 p.m. show. Tix: $10 (21+)-$15 (18+). 805-0134. portlandhouseofmusic.com.