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Kick It with the Thorns
Wildfang kicks off their new partnership with the Portland Thorns with an evening of drinks, music, and a chance to meet a few select players from the team.
7 pm, Wildfang, free
Amen Dunes, Okay Kaya
New York musician Damon McMahon brings his shapeshifting psych-folk and indie-rock project back through Portland in support of his acclaimed 2018 full-length, Freedom.
9 pm, Doug Fir, $15
There is the idea of Rocky, and then there's the 1976 original. The idea is built up over decades of caricature via both audiences and Rock's creator, Sylvester Stallone. And thanks to Stallone's constant alternating between identifying with his Italian Stallion (Rocky, Rocky Balboa, and Creed, the best film in the series, fight me) and being ashamed of him (all the other movies but especially the third and fourth), the character is not unlike Godzilla: fondly recalled as a lumbering, nonverbal implement of destruction, celebrated most for his stupidest exploits. And like Godzilla, all that cartoon bullshit just... goes away when you experience John G. Avildsen's quiet domestic drama (!) about a few broken, forgotten, disrespected people fumbling towards feeling like human fucking beings for just a little while. Yeah, there's a massive (and massively unrealistic) boxing match at the end, scored with some of the most uplifting film music ever composed. But Rocky is great not because it's a greasy, jingoistic, incoherently masturbatory celebration of Stallone's worst impulses (that's IV). It's great because it's one of the most human films the 1970s ever produced, and that's saying a hell of a lot. BOBBY ROBERTS Screens as part of the PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular. 6:30 pm, Portland Expo Center, $5 per individual, $13 per carload
Surfer Rosie, Long Neck, Fern Mayo, Cool American
A pair of East Coast DIY outfits bring their heartfelt indie rock, punk, and power pop through the Black Water Bar for an all-ages show rounded out by likeminded locals Surfer Rosie and Cool American.
7 pm, Black Water Bar, $6-10, all ages
The Nowhere Band presents: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Members of MarchFourth!, Saloon Ensemble, Love Gigantic, Stereovision, Stolen Sweets, Eels, and more present a full-orchestral tribute to the Beatles and the Summer of Love, featuring a performance of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety followed by a smorgasbord of '60s favorites from the likes of The Who, the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, the Byrds, and the Kinks.
9 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $23-40
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