Proving that rock 'n' roll will truly never die, Vancouver duo Japandroids deliver pure fireballs of fist-pumping energy. "Epic" is a sorely overused word these days, but make no mistake: Japandroids' life-affirming, explosive rock is fucking epic. Get there early for the marvelous Bleached, who are the kind of band you wish Best Coast had turned out to be. NED LANNAMANN
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"