HOLOCENE'S EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY: THE MIRACLES CLUB, GUIDANCE COUNSELOR, BLOUSE, PURPLE N GREEN, & MORE
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison)


TENDER LOVING EMPIRE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY: JARED MEES & THE GROWN CHILDREN, TYPHOON, Y LA BAMBA, & MORE
(Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell)

Two major birthdays go down tonight, each with a crap-ton of music: It's Holocene's eighth (headlined by the Miracles Club) and Tender Loving Empire's fourth (with Typhoon, Jared Mees, and more at the Wonder). Be a party athlete: Do both! MARJORIE SKINNER


SALLIE FORD & THE SOUND OUTSIDE, QUIET LIFE, WHAT HEARTS
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Read our article on Sallie Ford


GRUFF RHYS, Y NIWL, THE OCEAN FLOOR
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Gruff Rhys leads Super Furry Animals, a Welsh psych-rock band that's somewhere between Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and Dungen—meaning, they could swerve from skipping-through-a-meadow whimsy to stormy weirdness at a moment's notice. Also, not unlike the Beta Band, SFA have shown periodic proclivities toward electronic experimentation over their nine albums. On his own, Rhys has released three full-lengths. His latest, Hotel Shampoo, proves that his ability to write skewed yet pulchritudinous melodies hasn't run dry. Welsh tourmates Y Niwl play vocal-free surf rock with tight arrangements, immediate hooks, and punchy rhythms, in the reverent, revivalist vein of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet. It's nothing new, of course, but Y Niwl do it with verve. DAVE SEGAL


DRUNK DAD, FUGUE, AXXICORN
(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) With a constantly expanding following of loyal headbangers, Drunk Dad are a hardcore band that was birthed in the fertile Northeast Portland house show scene. They have been blowing away audiences with fast, heavy, and deafeningly loud sets in basements, living rooms, and the occasional club, and despite the chaos their audiences leave in their wake, the trio of Adam Garcia, Dane Herrin, and Emmett Riddels are able to keep it together long enough to pound through a constantly evolving set. Heavy feedback ties together sparse chords before it erupts into a genre-defying take on hardcore. The fact that Drunk Dad has gained respect in a scene not ideally suited for them proves that they are a band to watch out for. ARIAN JALALI