PARENTHETICAL GIRLS, HAUSU, SUPPORT FORCE


(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) With the third release in their series of Privilege EPs, Parenthetical Girls offer a dramatic glimpse at their future in tonight's free show. Get there bright and early—opening bands Hausu and Support Force are two of Portland's brightest new groups, with smart, twisting rock songs that deserve your full attention. NED LANNAMANN


AAN


(Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water) Aan has been playing a shit-ton of shows lately, nabbing prestigious opening slots, headlining their own bills, and generally becoming one of Portland's most prolific live bands. But up until now, they've only had one recording—last year's five-song I Could Be Girl for You EP—to their name. That changes with tonight's release of the "Somewhere's Sunshine" 7-inch single, which further displays that Aan refuses to follow any standard course. As ruthlessly experimental as their accomplished EP, these two tracks follow circuitous routes around any pop comforts, ending up in a much more innovative place, where frontman Bud Wilson stretches the upper range of his elastic voice and surrounds himself with tangled guitar lines. NL