ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT RETURNS PARTY
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) For the army of Arrested Development fans who made a fourth season happen—this party is for YOU! The Arrested Development Returns Party features musical acts Tango Alpha Tango, Animal Eyes, the We Shared Milk, and DJ Trim Jones, PLUS a chicken dance-off, a Bluth family costume contest, AND banana drink specials! As Gob would say, "C'MON!!" WM.™ STEVEN HUMPHREY


JAVELIN, HELADO NEGRO, JAMAICAN QUEENS
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Brooklyn-based cousins George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk's past releases as Javelin have been quirky blends of bouncing beats and grooves made up of homemade sounds from samplers, thumb pianos, drum machines, and other instruments. For their latest release, Hi Beams, the duo ditch their DIY approach for a more traditional—and, unfortunately, much less interesting—studio-recorded pop sound similar to a sea of other Brooklyn indie acts. The new approach could, however, translate much better to a live setting. South Florida's Helado Negro (AKA Roberto Carlos Lange, who's collaborated with Guillermo Scott Herren—AKA Prefuse 73—as Savath y Savalas) makes his own brand of homegrown tropical pop that soothes rather than bores with its breezy, sun-bleached sound and overdubbed, reverb-tinged, (mostly) Spanish vocals. MIKE RAMOS


ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, TJUTJUNA, FIST FITE
(Star Theater, 13 NW 6th) With an endless list of releases, Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. remain one of the most prolific heavy psych bands in the world. And it goes beyond music. For the past two decades ringleader Kawabata Makoto has created a world beyond most of our understandings, one of decadence fueled by drugs and carnal pleasure and sound. These Japanese trippers are the real deal. Acid Mothers Temple's influence here in the States can't be measured, and you'll hear one of the band's disciples tonight in Tjutjuna. Be prepared to be taken on a trip that will last long after the music has ended. MARK LORE


THE FUR COATS, WETT NURSE, SYCAMORE SMITH AND THE GRAY BEAST, BIG BLACK CLOUD
(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) When old-fashioned rock 'n' roll meets laidback glam, hearts are won. Thanks to a judiciously sexy application of pianos and horns, the Fur Coats turn heads, and their single "Not Gonna Stop" is a naughty, gritty heart stopper. Syc Nurse is a split cassette from Marquette, Michigan-based bands Wett Nurse and Sycamore Smith and the Gray Beast. You'll know Wett Nurse by their nonstop punk-rock organ, the work of Anastasia Greer, and Matt Lynch's Eric Burdon-esque vocals. Meanwhile, if their Syc Nurse track "Shan-Tan-Titty Town" is any indication, Sycamore Smith and the Gray Beast play narrative-based guitar pop. The song seems to indicate a penchant for enunciation, satisfying melodies, and not taking themselves too seriously. Portland noise rockers Big Black Cloud are the heavy-hitting act to follow here (best of luck, Sycamore Smith). Stand-out bass and drum work bolsters very loud, very distorted guitars and dystopian lyrics. REBECCA WILSON