LISTEN: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside - "Lips N' Hips"
SALLIE FORD AND THE SOUND OUTSIDE, WOODEN INDIAN BURIAL GROUND
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) For the second night in a row, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside bring their rip-roaring rock to the Doug Fir. Fresh and in your face, Ford's unabashed energy and thunderously catchy songs will spice up the night, leaving you in an incredibly saucy state. It's the Sound Outside's last show EVER, too−not to be missed. Meanwhile, local faves Wooden Indian Burial Ground kick off the evening in proper, raging style. After playing over 100 live shows in 2013, WIBG is going to focus on recording in the coming months, so this will be one of your last chances to see their psychedelic magic on stage. This is a ridiculously tasty local lineup, one not to be missed. RACHEL MILBAUER Also see My, What a Busy Week!
FUCK CANCER—A BENEFIT FOR STEF: STOVOKOR, MILLIONS OF DEAD COPS, HERE'S TO YOUR FUCK, DJ JUST DAVE
(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) Sto'Vo'Kor is paradise for dead Klingon warriors—a Valhalla-like realm of endless battle and glory. Stovokor, on the other hand, is Portland's very own Klingon death-metal band. They dress like Klingons! They sing like Klingons! Sometimes they fight like 'em, too! Today, however, they're playing a cancer benefit—proving that even a bunch of hardened gladiators can have a soft spot. DENIS C. THERIAULT
TEENSPOT, SUPER PROJECTION, SWEEPING EXITS, MR. BONES
(Laughing Horse Books, 12 NE 10th) I'm not quite sure how Teenspot crammed six entire songs onto their debut 7-inch, Aggressive Inline Skating, but I suppose it helps that none of them boil much past the two-minute mark. One-hundred-twenty seconds is the perfect duration for the chunks of chiming, agitated power pop made by the local supergroup of Your Rival's Mo Troper, Spookies' Mayhaw Hoons, Paper Brain's Mike Wroblewski, and Profcal's Asher McKenzie. (Full disclosure: Troper is a Mercury contributor.) As good as Aggressive Inline Skating is—very—it's too bad Teenspot, as a band, never quite got off the ground; they're only now playing a record release show for the 7-inch, which was first released online back in April. And this may in fact be Teenspot's final show, proving that pop at its most fleeting and fickle may also be pop at its most perfect. NED LANNAMANN
M.A.S.S. IV: XHURCHES SYMPOSIUM: GOLDEN RETRIEVER, EARTH AND YOU
(Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta) Tonight Alberta Abbey plays host to M.A.S.S IV, put on by the local druidic denizens of Northeast's Xhurch (ex-church) collective. For years now, the event has showcased artists and musicians within varying sanctified spaces, creating mind-warping installations and elaborate soundscapes to accompany the visual element. With architectural resonance, the Abbey is a natural venue to experience Portland's experimental and improvisational realms, which will be juxtaposed this evening with performance art and a retrospective of alternative church-spaces across the country. Golden Retriever headline this year's incarnation, with droney ambience and warbling synth backdropped against effects-laden bass clarinet blasts evoking the darkly triumphant instrumental zones of Bowie's Low. The event is free, with donations highly encouraged. WYATT SCHAFFNER
KORY QUINN AND THE COMRADES, PORTLAND COUNTRY UNDERGROUND
(LaurelThirst Public House, 2958 NE Glisan) The front cover of Portland singer/songwriter Kory Quinn's new album, At the End of the Bar, is an action shot of a typical evening at the LaurelThirst Public House (maybe a little redolent of the Kinks' Muswell Hillbillies). A milling, moving crowd forms a blurry iris around a musician parked on stage, and the album has a similarly freewheeling roadhouse vibe. Quinn's assembled an impressive roster of local talent to play his twanging, beery songs, and the album effectively tells a story of how an impromptu community can be drawn together through the shared act of playing music. Quinn's songwriting is adroit and surefooted, offering sturdily constructed country, folk, and Cajun-tinged songs for his ensemble to really sink their fangs into. Expect that community to be fully evident tonight at the release show for Quinn's At the End of the Bar. NL