JOHN MORELAND, THE DAMN FAMILY, MICHAEL DEAN DAMRON
(Dante's, 350 W Burnside) Read our article about John Moreland.


A VOLCANO, VALKYRIE RODEO, MUSCLE AND MARROW
(Slabtown, 1033 NW 16th) A Volcano continues to make some of the most bone-rattling "cavenoise" this city has to offer. The larger-than-life two-piece includes Johnny Brooke (vocals and guitar) and Jesse Chambers (drums), whose combined power and volume make them a force to be reckoned with. Tonight is the release of their 7-inch, A Place to Get Sick; together, its two sides make one epic song. If you've never caught the duo, see them at their freshest and grittiest. A Place to Get Sick is a bit darker than A Volcano's past releases—it's a sound you'll definitely want to witness in person. RACHEL MILBAUER


NILS FRAHM, DOUGLAS DARE
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) The upcoming appearance by German composer and musician Nils Frahm is a worrisome one. Not for what we're going to hear coming from the stage, but because Portland audiences tend to be unnecessarily chatty during live shows. Frahm's music relies on delicacy and understatement, and even his loudest electronic passages reveal subtle depths that I fear will be lost amid the dull nattering of the typical local showgoer. I'm holding out hope that Frahm's fans will come out en masse and bring the right kind of respectful hush to the room tonight. If not, I hope you chatterboxes are ready to be pelted with ice cubes. ROBERT HAM


DAYDREAM MACHINE, FUTURE TWIN, SOUVENIR DRIVER
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) The stage at the Doug Fir may get a bit cramped when all six members of neo-psych band Daydream Machine take to it in celebration of the release of their new album, Twin Idols. That shouldn't faze the Portland band, though, as they always seem to effortlessly find a comfortable common wavelength during their spaced-out live shows. True to their name, Daydream Machine allow the listener the opportunity to drift off, especially on "And I Love Her," a lovely eight-minute track that first appeared on the band's debut EP, and has since been revamped with the addition of some finely tuned vocal harmonies. Tonight, Twin Idols' wandering guitar strands and intertwined voices should make for an especially fine digestif, following the not-to-be-missed hallucinatory barnyard-blitz jamboree thrown by San Francisco's Future Twin. CHIPP TERWILLIGER


GENDERS, STILL CAVES, NEW MOVE
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) The multi-gendered members of Genders got shook up after hitting a deer on their last tour, but with nerves of steel, they're headed back out on the road. Send them off in style, as they play dreamy, tight post-rock that soars through the night. With plenty of songs from their debut album, Get Lost, this will be an evening of music designed to make your heart roam. COURTNEY FERGUSON


DRUNK DAD, HE WHOSE OX IS GORED, HUNGERS, REDNECK

(East End, 203 SE Grand) Drunk Dad rocks somewhere between early ’80s hardcore and early ’90s Amphetamine Reptile, with a NWOBHM lick thrown in for good measure—performed while completely wasted. The Portland four-piece is finishing up their first LP, called Ripperkiller, which promises more of the same (more of the shame?). Drunk Dad have played with everyone—Red Fang, Gaytheist, Usnea, just to name a few—and they’re joined tonight by another ripping band of note: Seattle’s He Who Ox Is Gored, who throws flowers before your feet before stomping them to death. MARK LORE


MUFASSA, ALI MUHAREB, MATTHEW ULM
(Kelly's Olympian, 426 SW Washington) Ali Muhareb (formerly of Talkative) released the album Mujahedeen quietly late last year. The six electronic and world-tinged tracks are fluid and masterful. By looping samples and other pre-recorded tracks, Muhareb makes songs that are exciting and upbeat, without congesting them with too much noise and distortion. The songs range from fuzzy, slow melodies to dance-ier numbers, reminiscent of everything from Moby to Youth Lagoon—as a collection they flow into one another and make you want to listen on repeat. It's Muhareb's last Portland show before he departs for Hong Kong and Berlin, so this will be your only chance for a while to check out this promising up-and-comer. RM