ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER, DEATH SONGS (Doug Fir Patio, 830 E Burnside) Paring down the frenzied ambition of her band the Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor Friedberger's inviting new solo record, Last Summer, emphasizes the idiosyncratic singer's sometimes concealed warmth, and seeing her under the summer sun on the Doug Fir patio—for free!—will be nothing short of compelling. NED LANNAMANN
PDX POP NOW!: GUIDANCE COUNSELOR, BRAINSTORM, KELLI SCHAEFER, MUSEE MECANIQUE, HOLY SONS, ONUINU, CLASSICAL REVOLUTION PDX & MORE (Refuge, 116 SE Yamhill) The eighth incarnation of PDX Pop Now! turns up at a brand-new location. It's still in the Southeast industrial neighborhood, and it's still all local, all ages, and all FREE, so don't miss Portland's best summertime party with 44 rad local bands. SUZETTE SMITH Also see our article on PDX Pop Now!.