Tomahawk is the semi-supergroup that keeps on giving. For a dozen years or so, this Mike Patton-led band of journeymen has put out four records, which serve as catchalls for the eccentric vocalist's avant-rock barking. Some of the results have been good, some not so good. It seems impossible to really fuck up, though, when you've got Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison and former Helmet/current Battles drummer John Stanier by your side. Then again, supergroups are notoriously not very super. Still, Tomahawk is weird enough and rocking enough to satiate those who love the aforementioned bands. Although their latest Oddfellows LP—Tomahawk's first in six years—takes on more twists and turns than ever before, it's not a complete brain scrambler. But you'll know right away that it's a Mike Patton Joint. MARK LORE
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"