Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard released his first solo album, Former Lives, and while it's not the juicy breakup album we were hoping for in the wake of his split from Zooey Deschanel, it's still a supremely tuneful and down-home affair. For true inner-eye soul-searching, look to opener Damien Jurado, who's one of the best singer/songwriters alive. NED LANNAMANN
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.