Tender Loving Empire survived a wretched economy, just moved into its new digs, and the label released some damn fine records from Typhoon and Y La Bamba—what's not to celebrate? Well, Jared and Brianne Mees, along with the rest of the gang, are celebrating for all the cerebrating that's gone into keeping the label and boutique rocking and rolling for three years. Of course, the aforementioned bands are slated to play, along with Boy Eats Drum Machine, LA's the Denouement, and Idaho good-time rock band Finn Riggins. Jared Mees and the Grown Children will be there, too. The band has been touring incessantly, and last time I saw them they were in full-on, go-for-the-throat arena rock mode. Or, as the kids on Twitter say: They killed it. MARK LORE
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"