LOST LANDER, YOURS, WHAT HEARTS
(Rontoms, 600 E Burnside) Clad entirely in white (don't worry, Labor Day is a month away) the all-star ensemble of Lost Lander made more than a few PDX Pop Now! concert-goers weak in the knees. Catch the band tonight as they preview new material from their forthcoming debut, DRRT, and maybe pick up a few fashion tips as well. EZRA ACE CARAEFF
PDX BRIDGE FESTIVAL CLOSING PARTY: COPY, THE HAGUE, SERIOUS BUSINESS, SYMMETRY/SYMMETRY, TANGO ALPHA TANGO, THE HORDE AND THE HAREM, THE DIMES, VIOLET ISLE, WANDERLUST CIRCUS, MNEMONIC SOUNDS, WATER & BODIES, SARA JACKSON-HOLMAN, DROPA
(Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside) The fine folks at the PDX Bridge Festival allow us to have brunch in the middle of the Hawthorne bridge—although that one time I ate a Pillsbury toaster strudel while crossing the pedestrian walkway on the Steel Bridge, you didn't see me throwing a party. The fest is wrapping their second year of "celebrating the bridges that connect us all" with this post-fest soirÉe. With more bands than bridges (13 to 10, in favor of the musicians) there will be sets at both Lola's Room and the larger Crystal Ballroom space, and the vast lineup includes the gently weeping keytar of Copy, the stylized rock and roll of Symmetry/Symmetry, and the quirky sideshow oddities of Wanderlust Circus. EAC
PICKATHON: MAVIS STAPLES, WYE OAK, THE BLACK LILLIES, LIGHTNING DUST, FUTURE ISLANDS, VETIVER, BREATHE OWL BREATHE, CAHALEN MORRISON, DANNY BARNES, ELI WEST, CORINNE WEST, & MORE
(Pendarvis Farm, 16581 SE Hagen, Happy Valley) If we had to pick favorites, when it comes to summertime music fests, Pickathon would fare mighty well in the polls. Whether you camp all weekend or just take a day trip to Pendarvis Farm for nearly 50 fine musical acts, food carts, and general splendor in the grass, don't miss one of the highlights of the summer. MARJORIE SKINNER Also see ourPickathon feature.