CHROMEO, MAYER HAWTHORNE AND THE COUNTY, SAMMY BANANAS

(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) Nostalgia ain't going nowhere—might as well have skilled artisans reviving shit, right? And that's what this bill offers: two of the top pasticheurs in North America. Montreal duo Chromeo sleaze up electro and disco with utmost skill and oleaginousness. Mayer Hawthorne and the County flash back in style to the intricately arranged and heartfelt '60s soul that Motown Records mass-produced to world-changing effect. That Hawthorne's a nerdy-looking Caucasian adds a crucial WTFness to his superior craftsmanship and Curtis/Smokey-esque vocals. DAVE SEGAL


ARBOREA, ALINA HARDIN

(The Woods, 6637 SE Milwaukie) If you could take a shiver and slow it down so that it lasted for 50 minutes, you'd have Red Planet, the fourth album from Arborea. It's folk music that runs through your veins ice cold, but in a way that's so compelling and irresistible you can't help be moved by it. Red Planet is released by Portland label Strange Attractors Audio House, but Arborea actually hail from a spot much closer to the other Portland; the husband-and-wife duo of Shanti and Buck Curran live in Maine, a state of rugged beauty, endless forests, summertime bugs the size of hummingbirds, and a cold and rocky coastline. Shanti's voice rises above sparse instrumental backing like a cool fog, and while the pair has earned comparisons to acts like Pentangle and Alela Diane (whose sometime backup singer Alina Hardin opens tonight's show), to me Arborea sounds utterly unique and entirely captivating. NED LANNAMANN