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Afroman, with Faraca, Evergreen One & Todd Sykes. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094. 8 p.m. $15. All ages. Although he's best known as

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Tonight: Afroman at El Corazon, Shelby Lynne at the Triple Door

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Afroman, with Faraca, Evergreen One & Todd Sykes. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094. 8 p.m. $15. All ages. Although he's best known as the voice behind the quasi-cautionary tale "Because I Got High" that stumbled out of stoners' basements and onto airwaves in 2001, Afroman is actually a prolific Grammy-nominated comedy-rapper with a 12-album catalog filled with cannabis-flavored tracks. His most recent, 2009's Frobama: Head of State, included gems like "Marijuana Malt Liquor" and "Smoke Two Blunts," a one-up on one of reggae's classic stoner jams. But pigeonholing him into his subject matter isn't right; the SoCal musician can handle a guitar solo when he wants to. Just don't smoke too many blunts before the show. If Afroman has taught us anything, it's that weed can fuck up all our good intentions. NICK FELDMAN

Shelby Lynne. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333. 7:30 p.m. $32. All ages. Shelby Lynne's versatility has always been her greatest gift and exactly what fans have always loved about her. After turning heads with 2008's Just a Little Lovin', a finely crafted collection of Dusty Springfield classics, Lynn returns with Tears, Lies, and Alibis. Her new album finds the Virginia-bred diva making a seemingly effortless transition from country-soul crooner to Americana troubadour. In support of Tears, Lies, and Alibis, Lynne's current performances are stripped-down acoustic affairs. To catch one of these is real treat, as her powerful and husky voice will surely take center stage. JUSTIN F. FARRAR
 
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