The prodigious School of Rock kids are capable of tackling virtually any band in the world, but tonight they're doing something they've never done before: performing songs exclusively by Portland bands. It's a benefit for PDX Pop Now! and PROWUS music scholarships, and that would make it special enough, but members of Portland bands will be sitting in with the teenage musicians, making this a once-in-a-lifetime show. And look at who'll be playing with the School of Rock kids: members of Menomena, the Thermals, M. Ward, Red Fang, Laura Veirs, Typhoon, Blitzen Trapper, the Dandy Warhols, YACHT, Danava, Radiation City, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Mean Jeans, Ancient Heat, and Nether Regions. Holy cow. It's the biggest show to date from the Portland chapter of the School of Rock, and it'll close out with an all-ages dance party hosted by '80s Video Dance Attack. I'd tell you this is a must see, but you've probably figured that out already. NED LANNAMANN
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.