When New York duo MS MR came through Portland in June, they had a bunch of gear stolen out of their van at the Best Western out by the airport. They're returning, undaunted, less than two months later, stopping up for a quick Portland show as part of 94/7's I Saw Them When series after playing San Francisco's Outside Lands festival. Tickets are already sold out, assuring a much less shitty welcome for the band this time around. Their thunderous, high-drama pop is gorgeous, if grimly serious, like an unsmiling fashion model photographed amid stunning, exotic surroundings. Local opening band Great Wilderness were victims of a recent instrument theft as well. There was a happy ending, though: Drummer Josh Kennedy found his stolen drums on Craigslist and set up a successful sting operation to get them back. NED LANNAMANN
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.