If you were to take some members of late-'90s/early-'00s punk/hardcore—members of Discount, American Nightmare, and the Convocation Of—and tell them that more than a decade into the future they'd all be touring together, playing music in different bands that barely resemble their hardcore past, they'd probably just write it off as some farfetched prophecy. But since Discount's Alison Mosshart went on to form the long-running Kills, American Nightmare's Wesley Eisold found the goth that lingered inside with Cold Cave, and the Convocation Of's Guy Blakeslee grew his hair out long with the Entrance Band after fiddling with the blues, you could say it all came true. Now we have three people, each carving out their own darkest pleasures with a night's worth of music that you could never pick pennies, windmill, or stage dive aggressively to. Let's forgive ourselves for our past actions and embrace the future. TRAVIS RITTER
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"