SOUVENIR DRIVER, TENDER AGE, BUBBLE CATS
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Read our article on Souvenir Driver.


PARTY DAMAGE NIGHT: THE RESISTANCE, CATALDO, SERGE SEVERE, ST. EVEN
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Two parts good time, one part activism, tonight is Party Damage Records' answer to recent crackdowns on Portland hiphop performances. Described by label co-founder Casey Jarman as "experiment in intentionally jarring sound-mashing" the show's got Portland hiphop standouts interspersed with local pop enthusiasts. The message is simple, Portland: Stand with your local music scene. The whole thing. DIRK VANDERHART


JEFFERSON STARSHIP, THE WINDSHIELD VIPERS
(Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside) Jefferson Starship are sort of like Wings: If you disregard their legacy, you won't be let down. As a matter of fact, before they devolved into the castrated offshoot Starship, and recorded what is arguably the most irritating song of all time ("We Built This City"), Jefferson Starship were even pretty good (Red Octopus kinda rules, and you have to give the group props for brandishing Summer of Love ideals well into the '70s). The band is currently on life support and features only two "classic" members, the group's bespectacled mastermind Paul Kantner and bassist David Freiberg. Their latest release, 2008's Jefferson's Tree of Liberty is a covers album featuring a particularly egregious mash-up of "Imagine" and "Redemption Song." MORGAN TROPER