Critically acclaimed, relatively unknown but beloved by those who've delved into their deep canon, Over The Rhine will in all likelihood recruit additional devoted followers tonight following their appearance at The State Room. The Cincinnati-based couple (in music and in love) have been making sultry, jazzy folk for around two decades. They have a coffee blend named after them and a romantic farm where they create albums like The Trumpet Child. See what all the low-profile fuss is about. 638 S. State, 8 p.m.
In the mood for something more high-energy/funky/fresh? Scenester Siege continues to bring in impressive DJs/electronic acts, including tonight's W Lounge headliner Kid Sister. The Chicago emcee recently noted in an interview, “A dream date consists of Shark Week and Papa John’s.” Though half-joking, her response to the silly, hypothetical question reflects a major down-to-earth attitude—one that endears the up-and-comer to listeners straight out of the gates. Seriously, her biggest hit is about getting your nails done. Manicures aren’t on my list of things to do, but after hearing “Pro Nails” I can’t stop singing, “Got her toes done up with her fingernails matching.” Three years after the infectious single’s release, Kid Sister’s debut is finally coming out on Downtown Records. Ultraviolet—originally titled Coco Beware before the WWE threw down over naming rights—features production by A-Trak, DJ Gant-Man and several other hot artists blowing up in dance clubs all over this fine nation. Kid Sister honed her skills playing parties with big brother Flosstradamus and she knows how to spark busy bodies. Don’t fight the feeling. 358 S. West Temple, 9 p.m.