...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are hardly the "10.0" band that Source Tags & Codes (AKA the one Trail of Dead album you own) made them out to be. Yet while the instrument-smashing gimmicks might be what defined the band, the Austin quartet has a natural gift for creating bombastic rock-and-roll songs that rival anything else the genre has to offer these days. Support act Ringo Deathstarr are more than a pop culture-mined moniker; instead the co-ed Texas trio will blow out your eardrums with a gleefully deafening shoegaze/pop concoction. Their Colour Trip debut album toggles between bouncy bubblegum pop and enough tinnitus-inducing feedback to send you straight to the otolaryngologist. EZRA ACE CARAEFF
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"