A little Meth/Red classic cut from '97

I'm keeping it short and sweet today, mainly because after the festivities last night, I'm just about ready

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Tonight's Show Suggestions

A little Meth/Red classic cut from '97

I'm keeping it short and sweet today, mainly because after the festivities last night, I'm just about ready to go back to bed now.

If you're looking to keep the party going, you might check out:

Method Man, Redman, Evidence of Dilated Peoples, the Alchemist, Termanology, at Showbox SODO, 8 p.m., $30 (let's hope you've still got a job)

Acts like Cypress Hill and The Luniz (Remember "I Got 5 on It"?) helped blow a big cloud of stoner rap into the ears of hip-hopers back in the '90s and early '00s. And few did it with more bonhomie than Def Jam's playful punk Redman and the Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man. On the face of it, the two couldn't be different, both in terms of style and personality. Red comes off like the class clown, while Method comes off like the class bully. But it's that yin and yang that helped make their '99 debut, Black Out!, such red-eyed fun. But, in the absence of a true follow-up disc (the new one is slated for December, hence the tour), what was once a fat bud has now been reduced to moldering ash. Here's hoping that tonight Red and Method prove us wrong with some fresh jams. KEVIN CAPP

If you're looking to chill out and try to banish that hangover you earned yourself partying in the streets last night:

Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra West at King Cat Theatre, 8 p.m., $18

Composing avant music to accompany silent films has become a popular thing in the last couple decades, with locally-based musicians like Bill Frisell and the Black Cat Orchestra finding new facets in old screen gems. The latest band aiming to marry mediums and eras is trumpeter Steven Bernstein's MTO, a brilliant assembly of New York players who spent years together at the now-defunct Tonic creating good-humored, post-modern takes on the past century of American pop jazz. For tonight, Bernstein has put together a West Coast version of the band, who'll be offering their playful, virtuosic sound as the live soundtrack to three Laurel and Hardy films. Don't be sorry Ollie; get your ass to this show. MARK D. FEFER

 
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