I’ve been hosting The Stranger’s books-and-music series for a couple years now, featuring hot local bands like Tomten and blockbuster out-of-town authors like Cory Doctorow, Michael Chabon, and Colson Whitehead. But because this next Verse Chapter Verse is tied in with APRIL, the great local independent literature festival, I finally had the opportunity to ask one of my very favorite local authors, Sherman Alexie, to headline the event. This should be fun, especially because the band is the up-and-coming hiphop duo Fly Moon Royalty. It’s all about the hometown pride tonight. (Neumos, 925 E Pike St, neumos.com, 6 pm, $7 adv/$10 DOS, 21+)