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THIS TOWNES' GOT SOUL—There is something really enticing about soulful alt-country. In a town full of indie rock wannabes and hip art rock bands, Justin Townes Earle's visit is a breath of fresh air. It's going to be a boot-stomping, whiskey-sweating good time, y'all. ZP
w/Tristen; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $20

TIMBERQUAKE—The Portland Timbers preseason bout with West Coast rivals San Jose Earthquakes ended in a 1-1 draw, but things are very different now. The Timbers still have a lot to prove after a shaky season, and the Earthquakes are flying high. So if there was ever a time to support your home team? It's NOW. WSH
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, 7:30 pm, $25-$135