The ferocious young upstarts in Black Lips are gradually evolving into elder statesmen, as their sun-dazed garage nuggets boast a maturity that seemed unthinkable a few short years ago. Not that the Lips have lost any of the fun: Their latest, Arabia Mountain, is as grimy a punk platter as the Atlanta quartet has ever released. NED LANNAMANN
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"