Ernest Greene is Washed Out, and I mean that in a good way. The Georgia-based maestro has evolved beyond the realm of chillwave to make lush, gorgeous mini-symphonies of pop that ooze into the ear like delicious aural syrup (that's Washed Out's "Feel It All Around" playing over the opening credits of Portlandia). NED LANNAMANN
Washed Out's endless, shimmering synth is like taking an Ambien at noon, in the summer, and then drifting down to the beach with a cooler of peach mimosas. You laze on the sand, feeling vaguely buzzed, but mostly drowsy and disoriented as layers and layers of warm dance pop wash over you. In between dehydrated naps, a blurry voice assures you: "it feels all right," and "you're far away"—at least you think that's what he's saying. A couple hours or days later, you wake up draped in seaweed and sunburned. Washed Out (AKA Ernest Greene) plays tonight with LA duo Kisses, bringing you all the pastel new-wave music you can handle. EMILY NOKES
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.