• Colin Meloy, frontman of the Decemberists, and boy-toy of Carson Ellis, as it so happensIt all goes down at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 29 at the Cleaners at the Ace Hotel (403 SW 10th). Sundries provided by Bakery Bar, Saint Cupcake, Fifty Licks, and Captured by Porches Brewing. Tickets cost $35.
• The Alialujah Choir, a "supergroup" of sorts consisting of two Adams (Shearer, of Weinland; and Selzer, of Norfolk & Western), plus Alia Farah
• Ah Holly Fam'ly
• Musee Mecanique
• DJ Jeremy Peterson of the excellent OPB show In House
The 2010 PDX Pop Now! festival will take place at Rotture (315 SE 3rd) on July 30, 31, and August 1. Mark those calendars now.