HALL & OATES

(Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway) Grab your leather jacket and feather your hair: Hall and Oates are headed to Portland. Let this dashing soul-pop duo make your dreams come true. Their show, titled "Do What You Want, Be What You Are," is also a benefit show for Friends of the Children. ALEX ZIELINSKI


BIG BLACK CLOUD, BLOOD BEACH, SEI HEXE

(The Alleyway, 2415 NE Alberta) Read our article on Big Black Cloud.


THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, SURFER BLOOD, VIVA BROTHER

(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) Auckland, New Zealand's the Naked and Famous are responsible for "Young Blood," the finest, sparkliest, bubbliest party popper since Passion Pit's lead singer swallowed that first helium balloon. And since MGMT have readily proven that they can no longer be counted on for anything, the Naked and Famous are currently your best bet for crazily infectious, bottom-heavy, arena-sized pop. The band has already achieved a startlingly large amount of success—tonight's bargain-priced show is sold out—but get in if you can, since this kind of gratuitously enjoyable synth pop doesn't always retain the longest shelf life. You'll also get to see up-and-comers Viva Brother, plus what may be the final crest of Surfer Blood's initial rise before the dreaded sophomore slump. NED LANNAMANN


DAVILA 666, CHEAP TIME, TENSIONS, THE NO TOMORROW BOYS

(East End, 203 SE Grand) There are some things you need to do to prepare yourself for going to a show. First of all, East End is going to be packed from floor to ceiling, with a good deal of sweat and inebriation present. Also, it will likely be the best dance party you've been to in a long time, as the playful punk stylings of Puerto Rican rock and rollers Davila 666 have never failed us in the past. The band has not looked back since blowing up with their self-titled debut on In the Red back in '09, and they topped it with this year's Tan Bajo, an album singer/bassist Carlito Davila described in an interview with Paste as "music to make sad lowlifes happy." MARANDA BISH


JIM JONES REVUE, UNNATURAL HELPERS

(DDoug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Burning Your House Down is a sultry collection of sinful barebones rock numbers that will satiate Nick Cave followers or those looking for a sound similar to Jerry Lee Lewis on a bender. It's only fitting that Burning, the second album from London's Jim Jones Revue, was produced by Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds, Grinderman), a man who knows how to harness the power of a moody, howling frontman. On tape Jim Jones stomps and stammers as if the dark lord himself has possessed the wild-eyed singer, so one imagines that he'll be even more impassioned when you see the man in the flesh. In fact, I'd wager my soul on it.
EZRA ACE CARAEFF