CHILI JAMBOREE: LUCERO, STURGILL SIMPSON, DANIEL ROMANO, SHELBY EARL, MISSION SPOTLIGHT
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) There are only two things true Americans love: hard-rockin' bands and delicious chili! It's the funnest event of the fall, the Portland Mercury's Chili Jamboree! Five fantastic kick-ass country bands (including Lucero) team up with our city's best chefs, who will be cooking up their best chili to see who takes home the coveted Chili Jam belt buckle! WM™ STEVEN HUMPHREY Read our article on the first annual Chili Jamboree.


WILD ONES, MINDEN, PAPER BRAIN
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) This is one of those not-to-miss bills that comes along every once in a while, showcasing a trio of locals who truly shine at what they do. Paper Brain makes smooth, harmony-driven rock with piercing, surf-guitar-inspired riffs. Minden never fails to get the bodies moving with their sleek, sexy pop tunes and spandex outfits—check out the new record, What's More Than Appropriate, for a taste of their sparkly magic. Wild Ones headline the evening, playing songs from their phenomenal full-length, Keep It Safe. Each song stuns with a fully realized pop sensibility, as frontwoman Danielle Sullivan projects delicate yet brutally honest vocals. RACHEL MILBAUER