THAO AND MIRAH WITH THE MOST OF ALL, LED TO SEA, MARISA ANDERSON
(Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) Read our article on Thao and Mirah.



VIVIAN GIRLS, NO JOY, BLOOD BEACH
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) The ladies of Vivian Girls purvey an increasingly mature output of solid music influenced as much by the Ramones as by '60s-era girl groups. All the energy and harmonizing, and virtually none of the rock-star drama. More like this, please. MARJORIE SKINNER

NATE LACY
(Al's Den, 303 SW 12th) The downtown locale that is now the delightful new Crystal Hotel was formerly the home of the infamous Club Portland bathhouse. Now that the glory holes have been plugged (darn!), stroll into their basement bar, Al's Den, for an intimate set from Nate Lacy of Mimicking Birds, playing a residency all week long. EZRA ACE CARAEFF