You can't please all the people all the time, which is a piece of advice no one bothered relaying to the boys of Hockey. Their rise from basement shows to topping pop charts (overseas, although it seems like America is not far behind) has been well documented, and the band's hook-heavy Mind Chaos debut LP still has legs even a couple years after its original self-release. There are still some unanswered questions about the band's follow-up, their ability to shake the one-hit wonder tag (are they our generation's Nu Shooz?), and if their music will evolve with them, but questions like this are b-o-r-i-n-g. The people just want to dance, and that's a request Hockey will be glad to deliver upon. EZRA ACE CARAEFF
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"