Patterson Hood is more than just the raspy-voiced frontman for the Drive-By Truckers-he's a songwriting machine. DBT's album-a-year pace is evidently not enough for the man, so now Hood is rolling through town in support of his latest solo album, Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs). But don't expect weepy ballads here, as his solo work is just as rock 'n' roll-and soulful-as his other material. EAC
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"