My Bloody Valentine
Led by guitarist Kevin Shields, in the 1980s and ’90s, My Bloody Valentine helped lay the groundwork for the shoegaze genre, fishing for melodies from deep ponds of dissonant white noise. The Irish rock band dissolved in 1997, reunited in 2007, and released their long-awaited third studio album MBV (a follow-up to 1991’s beloved Loveless) in 2013. With talk of an EP and fourth LP in the works, My Bloody Valentine has debuted a couple of new songs at recent shows. Their current tour is their first in five years, and that hiatus from the stage is likely what caused Portland fans to buy up all the tickets to this Roseland show—you never know how long MBV will keep you waiting. (9 pm, Roseland, Good luck on the ticket resale sites) CIARA DOLAN


Smokey and the Bandit
What better way to pay tribute to the cinematic legacy of Burt Reynolds than with his biggest hit. Smokey and the Bandit, a 1977 romantic comedy (seriously!) about a beer bootlegger escaping the chubby grasp of a redneck sheriff was the second biggest film of the year, and would have easily been number one if not for that one space movie about the farm kid and the glow sticks and the robot butler and his friend the bleeping trash basket. But that movie had the benefit of never-before-seen visual effects, an all-timer of a symphonic score by John Williams, and the power of pure myth fueling it. Smokey and the Bandit had... uh, it had "Eastbound and Down" as the score to a series of ridiculous car chases—fueled not by myth, but by Coors—and the irresistable, smirking, fourth-wall-breaking charm of Burt Reynolds at full, blinding wattage. Every likeable wiseass of the '80s, '90s, and '00s, from John McClane all the way to Tony Stark, owes part of their existence to Burt's portrayal of the Bandit, shiftin' and grinnin' out from behind the wheel of that legendary Trans Am. (7 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9) BOBBY ROBERTS

Derek Sheen, Marcus Coleman, Kayla Ruth
Comedian Derek Sheen knows how to put a funny new spin on Portland's eccentricities. He's self-deprecating, charming, and a hot mess of whimsy and nerdiness, who cracks himself up nearly as much as everyone else. He's pretty much the spiritual little brother to Patton Oswalt. (8 pm, The Secret Society, $10) COURTNEY FERGUSON

Snap Judgement
Glynn Washington's weekly NPR-syndicated radio podcast returns to Revolution Hall, promising raw and intimate tales from the world's finest story tellers, with backing music from the Snap Judgement band. (7 pm, Revolution Hall, $35-45, all ages)

Shame, Goon
About nine months ago, London post-punk quintet Shame whipped into town and whipped the crowd at the Doug Fir into a legitimate frenzy. The group was visiting Portland for the first time, having just released their debut LP, Songs of Praise—a blisteringly hot collection of post-punk anthems that sneer at modern England and the sorry lot that call the island home. Live, the songs went from open hand slaps to closed fist kidney jabs, made all the more powerful by frontman Charlie Steen’s sweaty, agitated bark. Fuck MBV; don’t miss this show. (9 pm, Doug Fir, $13-15) ROBERT HAM

Courtney Barnett, Waxahatchee
Beloved for her deadpan delivery of lyrics like “The paramedic thinks I’m clever ’cause I play guitar/I think she’s clever ’cause she stops people dying,” Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett returns to Portland to play songs off her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel, an unfussy indie rock masterwork in which she spends 10 songs trying to answer that question for herself. (8:30 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $35-40, all ages) CIARA DOLAN

Caitlin Doughty
The mortician and author the the memoir Smoke Gets In Your Eyes returns with From Here to Eternity, chronicling her globetrotting expedition to discover how cultures around the world care for their dead. (7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free)

Korgy & Bass, Amenta, Schaus
The local duo bring their instrumental hip-hop sounds to the Jack London Revue for a hometown headlining show, with likeminded locals Amenta and Schaus on hand to round out the proceedings. (9 pm, Jack London Revue, $10)

Meg Myers, Adam Jones
Los Angeles-via-Nashville singer/songwriter Meg Myers brings her pop-tinged indie rock up the coast for a headlining show supporting her latest full-length, Take Me to the Disco. (9 pm, Dante's, $20-23)

Mystic Braves, The Creation Factory, The Upsidedown
A pair of LA-based psych rock outfits bring their far-out sounds up the coast for a Portland show featuring support from like-minded locals the Upsidedown. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $12-15)

Super!Drag
The wonderful Poison Waters emcees this all-star showcase of local drag talent, with proceeds benefitting Bradley Angle's LGBTQ program, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (6 pm, Darcelle XV Showplace, $20)

TransGenre
Classical Revolution PDX returns to Holocene with singer/songwriters Nick Jaina and Anna Tivel combining their talents with composers Adam Eason and Christ Fotinakis. (7 pm, Holocene, $10-15)

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