PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT, SLAVES OF VENUS
(Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) Read our article on Peter Hook.


ROSE WINDOWS, MIDDAY VEIL, GREAT WILDERNESS
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Read our article on Rose Windows.


LIGHT ASYLUM, DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB, DJ GOSSIP CAT, DJ ROY G BIV
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) The hard-hitting, post-industrial dance rock of Light Asylum finds a focal point in the ferocious voice of singer Shannon Funchess. The result is darkwave with tons of soul and scar tissue—it's one of the best live acts around right now. The Brooklyn duo headlines Holocene's Laid Out queer night, so get ready to dance the body electric. NED LANNAMANN


VICE DEVICE, ARCTIC FLOWERS, INDUSTRIAL PARK, LUKE BUSER
(Rotture, 315 SE 3rd) Portland's Vice Device have made a habit of laying bare their inhibitions, routinely wowing crowds with a downright bleak-sounding new-wave shuffle that's more danceable than you'd think. Tonight they release a split 12-inch with Philadelphia's Void Vision (the work of one Shari Vari), whose half is equally dark, an obviously snuggly battery mate for VD's harrowing dance-noise. The split opens with VD's "Fractured Desire," a track seething with snotty synth venom, punctuated by the snarls of vocalist Andrea K. (As a bookend, Void Vision's haunted "Take My Breath Away" plays a little like the dungeon level of an 8-bit NES game, but otherwise cements the gloomy patina.) Tonight's release show is brought to you by the letters "G," "O," "T," and "H." RYAN J. PRADO


PHOSPHORESCENT, INDIANS
(Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez) The sounds of Phosophorescent unravel and range from joyful to gentle and from regretful to romantic, all strung together by eloquent storyteller/songwriter Matthew Houck. Tinges of gospel choir and country drawl line the tracks of Phosphorescent's expansive sixth album, Muchacho. Houck howls and croons along with southern guitar and folky fiddle, creating a world that is dusty with nostalgia and steeped in emotion. This album has a timeless feel, and his performances are just as impressive—they're as expressive and dynamic as each song on this record. RACHEL MILBAUER


GOLD PANDA, SLOW MAGIC, LUKE ABBOTT
(Branx, 320 SE 2nd) Gold Panda is a Dr. Livingstone-esque ambassador of deep vibes for this modern age of the global-village micro-club. Originally from the UK and relocated to the electronic mecca of Berlin, this producer has globetrotted as much as any bass-abusing EDMer, albeit with a strain of glistening lite-house music as trade. Nestled within Gold Panda's handclaps and floating synth chords are what sound like percussive field recordings, perhaps culled during downtime between live shows or on travels further from the beaten path. His melding of organic and synthetic is a dialogue between found sound and a lush minimalist beat structure. Each of his EPs functions as a concept album informed by experiences that befall the postmodern nomad, lending the music a microcosmic feel for its worldly sensibilities. WYATT SCHAFFNER


AUBREY DEBAUCHERY AND THE BROKEN BONES, JEFF CAMPBELL, CHAINSAW DARWIN, RYAN TRASTER, VULTAN AND THE HAWKMEN
(Ash Street Saloon, 225 SW Ash) Aubrey Debauchery has spent the past decade writing songs for the heartbroken—whether it's herself, or the ex-lovers and one-night stands who've crossed her path. These tales have been told over five releases, which range from stripped-down folk to more raucous cow-punk. It's been five years since her last recording, and now she's fronting a new band called the Broken Bones on her new LP, Death of a Dream. The stories remain a haze of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and small-town drama, but this time Ms. Debauchery delivers them over sticky-sweet barroom blues. Guaranteed to leave you crying in your beer—by the end of the night you won't know whether to fall in love with her or to run for cover. MARK LORE


BILLY COBHAM'S SPECTRUM 40
(Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie) Billy Cobham is among the most powerful and nuanced drummers ever to sit behind a kit. His stints with Miles Davis circa A Tribute to Jack Johnson and fusion gods Mahavishnu Orchestra during their zenith assure Cobham entry into the pantheon. But his own solo career has some monumental peaks, too, including the 1973 LP Spectrum. This tour celebrates the 40th anniversary of that jazz-fusion monsterpiece. Check out "Quadrant 4," which is the fieriest, most adrenalized jazz-rock track that's never scored a chase scene. Unfortunately, no other original members who played on Spectrum will accompany Cobham, but the material's so fantastic it almost doesn't matter. DAVE SEGAL


GUTTERMOUTH, AGENT ORANGE, PINATA PROTEST
(Dante's, 350 W Burnside) SoCal punk makes its way up to the dingy Pacific Northwest with the O.C.'s finest OGs, Agent Orange. The band released their debut album Living in Darkness back in 1981, which channeled Dick Dale surf guitar and cranked it through punk aggression. Coming up through the Southern California punk scene in the late '70s and early '80s along with the Circle Jerks, Black Flag, and Fear, Agent Orange were very much a product of their time—essentially they were Reagan youth without being Reagan Youth. Joining them on this tour are their disciples Guttermouth, who released their debut Full Length LP a decade after Agent Orange's. It's a different world from the one we know up here, but no less important. MARK LORE