The Midlake of today isn't the band that wooed you with woodsy charm back in 2006. The Texas indie-folk outfit's longtime frontman, Tim Smith, took off last year, leaving big questions in his wake. But Midlake's never been a band afraid to tweak its sound, and the group's remaining members have a resounding rallying cry in this year's Antiphon. DIRK VANDERHART
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"