MONARQUES, BÉISBOL, HOUNDSTOOTH
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Read our article on Monarques.


DENVER, SON ARC
(Kenton Club, 2025 N Kilpatrick) Nothing says "whiskey and hay bales" like summer, and that sun-blurry sort of atmosphere just so happens to be what an outlaw country band like Denver specializes in. The ever-so-slightly marinated assemblage boasts hands that are familiar from other, trusted projects, and what's better than travel among friends—even if the destination is somewhat west of Denver? MARJORIE SKINNER


FAULT LINES, ANIMAL EYES, TANGO ALPHA TANGO, DJ DOUG FERIOUS
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Tonight's bash celebrates the first birthday of a local culture website I've never used (beportland.com)—but the reason for the party doesn't matter, because the lineup looks great: music by Fault Lines (formerly the Angry Orts) and Animal Eyes, plus art-smarties Research Club are curating performances. Go ahead and crash it! SARAH MIRK