FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS Fri 6/24 & Sat 6/25 Keller Auditorium Matt Grace

WEDNESDAY 6/22

BOOGARINS, COMA SERFS, DAN DAN
(Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water) Goiânia's Boogarins don't make what American listeners might lazily pigeonhole as Brazilian music—no bossa nova or samba rhythms, no overt references to Tropicalismo—but there's an equatorial element of warmth and vibrancy on their second album, Manual. Its guitar-driven easy-psych vibe has much in common with fellow Southern Hemispherers Tame Impala (or, more accurately, their chief influencers in Dungen, for whom Boogarins opened at Mississippi Studios in May). But Boogarins prefer to pull away from the heavy-handed approach of mind-expanding rock music, letting their sounds wash over the listener like a bank of benign clouds passing overhead. NED LANNAMANN

ASTRONAUTICA, ELUSIVE, TOY LIGHT, GYPSY MAMBA, PHILIP GRASS
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Since 2004, Alpha Pup Records has worked diligently to transform the LA electronic music scene. Now the label's branching out with a family-style cross-country tour. The Alpha Pup crew is pretty diverse: Dreamy and sweet-toned producer Astronautica brings the breathy romance of ambient house. Elusive is all about that smart weed, with chill but more productive, get-shit-done-around-your-apartment sound textures. Toy Light is moody and heavy—bordering on rock in some places—but has some interesting glitch melody in his remixes. Gypsy Mamba offers the mid-tempo danceable tracks (finally!). That's a hell of a deal for eight bucks. I think they just want you to come hang out and roll with them. SUZETTE SMITH

THE PACK A.D., GAYTHEIST, FOXY LEMON
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Vancouver's the Pack A.D. is a duo of fire-breathing, whiskey-slugging badass babes. They blend heavy, rushing guitar, smoky vocals, and thundering lyrics that tell stories of dark pasts and looming revenge. The combination's guaranteed to turn any venue into a stadium show. With five albums and two EPs under their belt, guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller sound like veteran rockers, their bluesy vibes reminiscent of the White Stripes with just a little more grit. Smart, intentional, and inspired, their music's steeped in a vast knowledge of rock history. EMILY VANKOUGHNETT

THURSDAY 6/23

PARTY BOYZ'S SADIE HAWKINZ DANCE: MINDEN, ANIMAL EYES, BOONE HOWARD, STRANGE BABES DJs
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Tonight Portland’s podcastin’ Party Boyz want you to grab a date and head over to Holocene for their Sadie Hawkinz Dance. They’re promising mysterious prizes at the door and live music from local stalwarts Minden, Animal Eyes, and Boone Howard, with the illustrious Strange Babes spinning records between sets. CIARA DOLAN

HEMINGWAY, BLOWOUT, SIOUX FALLS, DRUNKEN PALMS
(Black Water Bar, 835 NE Broadway) See All-Ages Action!

SHARKPACT, OLD CITY, BACKBITER
(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) Sharkpact's songs are gritty, wall-of-sound pop-punk anthems made with only a keyboard, a drum kit, and two voices. Camille McCarthy and Jefferson Doyle—members of the (seemingly) late, great folk-punk outfit Hail Seizures—combine to make visceral, in-your-face music that's as familiar as it is unusual. The melodies and personal-as-political lyrics share ground with Rumbletowne Records labelmates RVIVR, and the distorted keyboard adds textures of '80s goth-punk and new wave, while their vocals sound like they're still in an un-mic'd folk-punk band shouting to be heard on a street corner. Usually when I hear sing-along pop punk, I can only think about how much I would have liked it in high school. Sharkpact I like now. JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON

MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG, SAMA DAMS
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) The prodigiously talented Marc Ribot needs little introduction to lovers of avant-garde jazz and unhinged rock. The guitarist has been applying his unbound sound to works by John Zorn, Elvis Costello, and Marianne Faithfull, as well as pouring himself into original compositions for the past three decades. But if you do desire an entry point into his work, a great place to start is his trio Ceramic Dog. Ribot, drummer Ches Smith, and bassist Shahzad Ismaily make for a furious combination, building off a foundation of jazz with the coiled fury of a punk outfit. It's the kind of sound that can turn an otherwise bouncy composition like Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" into something darker and seamier and much more enticing. ROBERT HAM

KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES Fri 6/24 Dante's Sash Stamatovski

FRIDAY 6/24

NUGGETS NIGHT: FLAMIN' GROOVIES, EYELIDS, THE PYNNACLES, THE REVERBERATIONS, BEYOND VERONICA, KARAOKE FROM HELL
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Portland’s annual covers night of the 1960s’ tastiest slabs of garage rock has exploded into a two-day extravaganza—with featured performances by some of the originators of the sound: San Francisco cult faves the Flamin’ Groovies on Friday AND legendary Northwest rockers the Kingsmen on Saturday. Plus more than enough great local bands to fill up a fab compilation album! NL

BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE
(Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) Read our story on Benjamin Clementine.

LITTLE STAR, BABE WAVES, SWEEPING EXITS, RAGSHAKERS
(Anarres Infoshop, 7101 N Lombard) See All-Ages Action!

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
(Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay) Before the Lonely Island's digital shorts, we had Flight of the Conchords—Jemaine Clement and Brett McKenzie's HBO series that followed the lives of two New Zealanders trying to make it as a rap-folk-funk band in New York. For two seasons the duo sang about the perils of the big city, from mutha'uckin racist fruit peddlers refusing to sell them apples, to people hurting their feelings by saying they're not rappers, to dumb bank transaction fees, to women trying to steal a glimpse of their sweet sugalumps. Together the Rhymenoceros and Hiphopopotamus navigated these sticky situations with comradery and quick wit, even when they were both in love with the same sexy lady, Brahbrah. They're in Portland for two sold-out nights, so enjoy if you got your tickets well in advance. CIARA DOLAN

WESTERN DAUGHTER, FRIENDS IN LOVE
(Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water) Three years ago, Ditch Tiger was a bellwether for Boise's then-flourishing DIY scene—the group released one LP of catchy, angular emo before quietly disbanding. While most of that band's members have since relocated to Portland, bassist Cameron Brizzee is holding down the fort with new project Western Daughter, a group making waves in Boise and beyond. The band's debut EP, As the Sun Went Down, is a staggering collection of country-flecked punk rock, in the grand songwriting tradition of Ryan Adams and Will Sheff. Tonight's show also features the second performance from evocatively named Friends in Love, a new vehicle for Lee Corey Oswald songwriters Dan Silver and Lee Ellis. MORGAN TROPER 

KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES
(Dante's, 350 W Burnside) Equal parts conscious and kooky, King Khan and the Shrines use funky, R&B-laden garage punk as a medium for inciting laughter and provoking pertinent thoughts. From classic cuts that celebrate the love between a woman, her food, and the man who loves her like 2008's "Took My Lady to Dinner" to the more recent sensible questionings of "American Goddamn," King Khan has no issues with satirically tackling common issues wrapped in a soulful package. The Blacksnake commands undivided attention, whether he's backed by his Sensational Shrines or bouncing around with Mark Sultan and members of the Black Lips. He'll make you laugh and ponder life's ills, but most importantly, he'll make you boogie. CERVANTE POPE

BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS, THE JACK MOVES
(Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale) Still traveling with his well-seasoned band, the Innocent Criminals, tonight Ben Harper will play an eclectic, heartfelt set of political rock, blues, reggae, folk, and soul music for what's sure to be a massive crowd of diehard fans. It's rare to see such professional musicians pull off intimate shows like these, and this band combo always makes for a tremendous listening experience... and usually a few "a-ha" moments. The three-time Grammy-winning musician is known for his pot-friendly shows, masterful slide guitar skills, never-ending tour schedule, and raw releases that lyrically reflect his perspective on current socio-political events. Some things never change. His latest album, Call It What It Is, points to the racially charged police brutality that has become an unfortunate normality in America. Whether you're a fan of Harper's deep cuts like "Excuse Me Mr." and "Diamonds on the Inside" or later releases like "In the Colors" or "When Sex Was Dirty," there will definitely be something for everyone. JENNI MOORE

TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
(Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark) In the global village of reggae, only Bob Marley can claim to be more influential than the mighty Toots Hibbert. In a career spanning the length of Jamaica's independence, Toots began public life as the powerful lead of the Maytals, playing intense revival-inspired ska and rocksteady. He then followed up a stint in jail with an unbelievable string of inspired reggae standards, most notably "54-46," "Pressure Drop," and the oft-covered "Bam Bam." While his stunning cameo in the seminal film The Harder They Come most certainly solidifies Hibbert's all-time iconic status within the genre, it's his performance on the indomitable "Funky Kingston," an anthemic ode to his rugged island capital delivered with a funky slice of Wilson Pickett magic, that demonstrates the show-stopping capabilities and leonine electricity of this absolute living legend of Jamaican music. CHRIS SUTTON

SATURDAY 6/25

NUGGETS NIGHT: THE KINGSMEN, PARADISE, THE MINDERS, SUICIDE NOTES, VERNER PANTONS, THE BLUE WHIPS, THE HAUER THINGS, THE JIM JAMS, LAGOON SQUAD, DARTGUN AND THE VIGNETTES, THE MEAN REDS, THE SELLWOODS
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) See Friday's preview.

DOLLY PARTON HOOT NIGHT: MALACHI GRAHAM, ROCKY BUTTE WRANGLERS, KARYN ANN, APRIL BROWN, ASHLEIGH FLYNN, THE DOLLY PARTNERS, GERLE HAGGARD BAND, LENORE
(Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta) “All Dolly Parton all the time” is a beautiful M.O., and the 11th annual Dolly Parton Hoot Night takes it to heart, as local crooners pay tribute in song to the high-haired one. Proceeds benefit the rad lady artists of the Siren Nation fest, a cause Dolly herself would surely approve of. MEGAN BURBANK

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
(Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay) See Friday's preview.

10 YEARS, 10 BANDS: RED FANG, BIG BUSINESS, HELMS ALEE, RABBITS, GAYTHEIST, COUGAR, THORNES, SUICIDE NOTES, FRUIT OF THE LEGION OF LOOM, FULL CREATURE
(B-Side Tavern, 632 E Burnside) Who doesn't love a block party? Or day drinking? Or live music? Or heavy rock? B-Side Tavern knows what you like, and is celebrating 10 years by throwing one hell of an all-day rock bash. The party starts at noon—about the time you're rolling out of bed—and continues on through the night (that's a Def Lep ref) with 10 bands that have helped put the Pacific Northwest on the heavy rock map, including Gaytheist, Rabbits, Red Fang, and more. Also on the bill are out-of-towners Big Business and Helms Alee. Basically, the outdoor stage will be jam-packed all day with enough explosive rock that you may want to wear a diaper... or earplugs at the very least. Don't pass up a chance to experience Portland the way it's meant to be. MARK LORE

ROGUE WAVE, HIBOU
(Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark) Whether you were an alt-rock aficionado or just really wanted Seth and Summer get together on The O.C., Oakland band Rogue Wave was probably on your radar in the early 2000s. Their gentle, earnest indie rock has wooed critics and TV music supervisors over six albums, most recently Delusions of Grand Fur. On it, the guys attempt to convey a range of emotions and political themes—not an easy feat for otherwise light indie pop. Also check out opener Hibou. The bedroom-pop project from former Craft Spells drummer Peter Michel is super nostalgic and bright, with synth and guitar riffs that truly glimmer and just enough prog to keep things interesting. ANNA McCLAIN

S1 TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: COAST2C, DJ RAFAEL, GOLDEN DONNA, NISHKOSHEH, ORTHOGRAPHIC FIGURE, SEBASTIAN RUSLAN
(S1, 4148 NE Hancock) S1's curatorial focus sets it apart from the constantly growing and shrinking throng of Portland alternative or unlicensed spaces. Unlike other catchall alternative venues, S1 appears to treat its events as a curatorial exercise—their website even describes its primarily electronic and noise shows as "programming." As a result, the space boasts the most consistent events out of any Portland venue, hosting international acts from the forefront of electronic and noise's avant-garde. Like Anarres Infoshop and other community-minded spaces, S1's events don't end at shows; the space holds workshops and recently opened up a pioneering synthesizer library, giving users access to usually cost-prohibitive technology. The space will hold its second birthday party (an accomplishment for just about any venue) with a bevy of Portland electronic artists and DJs. Attendees can experience a selection of experimental Portland synth-based music, but the enduring message seems to be that attendees are just performers waiting to take the reins. MAC POGUE

SUNDAY 6/26

EAR CANDY: BLOWOUT, NAKED HOUR, ROD
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Every month the Mercury and Mississippi Studios host Ear Candy, a free concert series that showcases some of Portland’s best up-and-coming local acts. This installment’s stacked lineup features three killer Portland bands: the raw pop punk of Blowout, the dreamy fuzz punk of Naked Hour, and the hook-laden rock of Rod. CD

EDNA VAZQUEZ, VILLALOBOS BROTHERS
(Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta) Fusing mariachi with contemporary jazz, folk, and rock is far from typical, but Edna Vazquez isn't one to stay within the confines of a label. With roots in Jalisco, Mexico—a state rich with musical tradition—Vazquez made Oregon home at age 17, and has since become a beloved fixture both locally and abroad. The genre-bending bilingual artist has made a habit of disrupting ethnocentric narratives both in her role as a queer woman in mariachi and in challenging what's expected from her as a Latin American musician. Seize the opportunity to experience Vazquez in an intimate setting as she performs songs from her crowd-funded sophomore album, Sola Soy, and plays established favorites alongside her full band. EMILLY PRADO

TIMES INFINITY, CALISSE
(Rontoms, 600 E Burnside) Through stints in such stylistically diverse projects as the Builders and the Butchers, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, and Autopilot Is for Lovers, Paul Seely has reached an esteemed status as a songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist. His newest band, Times Infinity have been under the radar a couple of years, but you wouldn't be able to tell by the breadth of the material on their new self-titled album, which sees its release tonight. With ex-members of another of Seely's former bands, Porches, the band coalesces dutifully to support his somewhat metaphysically minded songwriting. The group's fluid rock foundations are put to existential apexes on songs like "Polish and Demolish" and "On the Sun in Your Eyes." Sonic spectrums are stretched from the garage—as heard on the fantastic "Preach to Me"—to the powerful and raw on big classic rockers like "Rig Around," finally coming back to earth on the album's dreamy coda "Muzzle Visions." RYAN J. PRADO

MONDAY 6/27

IMMORTAL BIRD, INAEONA, WOVEN TONGUES
(Panic Room, 3100 NE Sandy) It's nothing new for heavy-metal acts to "pretty up" established subgenres by stretching them into new spaces. Death metal sprouted a melodic branch in the early 1990s, and more recently, bands have been pushing both doom and black metal into lighter, more accessible versions of themselves. But it takes a special band to make nasty, gnarly grindcore sound pretty. So here we have Immortal Bird, a Chicago-based trio whose outstanding 2015 album Empress/Abscess sets singer Rae Amitay's horrifying howls against a mix of hardcore, death metal, and hard rock that sounds like the sweet song an angel sings after you take a brick to the face. Okay, maybe that's overstating it a bit, but the way Immortal Bird uses traditionally catchy sounds to complement its harrowing noise is very impressive, indeed. BEN SALMON

TUESDAY 6/28

MASZER
(Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water) Maszer's dark, brooding vocals sound like an invocation—they call the rites of artists from Led Zeppelin to PJ Harvey to create a modern psych spell. Guitarist Tomer-David Rapaport brought the dark rock influences of Tel Aviv with him when he moved to the US 10 years ago. He eventually founded Mother's Anger, where he met drummer Joseph Braley. Touring the world and opening for bands like Black Sabbath, Rapaport and Braley settled in Seattle to write, eventually collaborating with vocalist and artist Katie Blackstock. Together they make music that easily inspires frenzy and release. With the last stop of their West Coast tour at Bunk Bar, it's a good time to get lost in Maszer's enchantment. JENI WREN STOTTRUP