WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

General Assembly: An Evening of Collaboration
Holocene has been killing it with interdisciplinary events melding music with other art forms, and tonight's General Assembly is no exception, as music agency Needle Drop Co. curates an evening of tunes, readings, dance, and visual art, featuring Talkative, Michael Heald of Perfect Day Publishing, Octopus Books' Zachary Schomburg and more, with all proceeds benefiting youth music programming. MEGAN BURBANK
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $7

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

Dana Gould
Few stand-ups working today are as sharp, smart, and fucking funny as Dana Gould. Gould—who's also written some of The Simpsons' best episodes, and whose tweets singlehandedly justify Twitter's existence—has finally returned to Portland, so don't miss your chance to see his brilliant, fearless comedy live. Last time he was at Helium I laughed so hard I thought I was having an asthma attack. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-31

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Alex G, Porches, Your Friend, The Real Smoothies, Crushingcrayons
Alex G's October release, Beach Music, sounds like it's been steeped in Elliott Smith's tears. Giannascoli (that's what the G stands for) plays subdued lo-fi rock that heaves and swells like he's trying to find emotional release without waking up his roommates. The album's standout track is "Salt," where Alex is joined by two otherworldly voices that sound like his imaginary friends. CIARA DOLAN
Analog Café, 720 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $12-14, all ages

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Car Seat Headrest
Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down have been honing a distinct folk-pop sound for over a decade. For their latest album, A Man Alive, Nguyen & Co. enlisted Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards for production purposes. The end result successfully infuses Garbus' playful art pop with Nguyen's swelling folk-rock, making for one of the year's strongest releases. CHIPP TERWILLIGER
w/Car Seat Headrest; Wonder Ballroom, 28 NE Russell, 9 pm, $17-20, all ages

Lez Stand Up
If not for some very funny comedians we'd all be crying our eyes out in this epically rainy and gloomy season. The queer comics of the Lez Stand Up showcase are back to put a little spring in your step with comedy from the great Caitlin Weierhauser, special guests Sally Mulligan and Wednesday Weiss, and more. COURTNEY FERGUSON
w/Diane Gasperin, Mel Heywood, Laura Anne Whitley, & more; Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis, 8 pm, $10-12, all ages

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

Wild at Heart
1990's Wild at Heart might be David Lynch's best road movie. Granted, it has stiff competition from the touching Straight Story and the road-movie-of-the-mind Lost Highway. But neither of those have author Barry Gifford on hand to screen this 35mm print of Sailor and Lula's wild romance. Keep your eyes peeled for a host of Twin Peaks players! COURTNEY FERGUSON
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, $9

Hinds, Cotillion
The Madrid-hailing lo-fi garage-pop quartet Hinds are bringing their eagerly awaited debut album, Leave Me Alone, to Portland. Hinds' ability to take the tried-and-true Burger Records sound, load it up with heaps of warm Spanish sunshine, and then twist it all together with a truly unique flair, make them a buzz band worthy of your attention. CHIPP TERWILLIGER
w/Cotillon; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 7:30 pm, $12-14

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

White Denim, Sam Cohen
There isn't a musical genre you can pitch at Texas band White Denim that they can't knock out of the park. When its members aren't busy backing up Leon Bridges, they're playing whirlwind rock 'n' roll, funk, folk, R&B, and much more, with catchy pop hooks embedded in their virtuosic shred. NED LANNAMANN
w/Sam Cohen; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $16-17

Portland Thorns Preseason Tournament
If you're not already on the Portland Thorns bandwagon, here's a perfect opportunity to hop on. Today marks the beginning of the Thorns' Preseason Tournament, which features a doubleheader that pits our team against our sworn enemies to the north, the Seattle Reign, and is preceded by a match between the Houston Dash and Oregon State University. That's a lot of soccer, and I love it that way. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison, Houston vs. OSU 2:30 pm, Thorns vs. Reign 5 pm, $8-45

MONDAY, MARCH 28

Joanna Newsom, Robin Pecknold
Harpist extraordinaire Joanna Newsom released Divers last year, her long-awaited follow-up to 2010's Have One on Me. Newsom's voice should be the world's eighth wonder—her songs sound like they're reaching us plebeians from another realm, or gently drifting down to our ears from some ivied tower in a medieval fairytale. CIARA DOLAN
w/Robin Pecknold; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $35-44.50, all ages

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
It's pretty hard to go wrong with this movie concept: "A fascist one-percenter whose hobby is beating up poor people decides to pick a fight with a socialist space-alien news reporter." And it's a good thing that concept is fucking great, because after literally years of hype, the preposterously titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is finally in theaters. Get ready to see Batman and Superman beat the crap out of each other! ERIK HENRIKSEN
Various Theaters, see Movie Times for locations and showtimes

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

Iggy Pop, Noveller
In the wake of David Bowie's untimely death, it is more important than ever not to take groundbreaking performers like Iggy Pop for granted. Tonight the crazy, entertaining grandpappy of punk (and vocalist for the Stooges) will be performing songs from his new album, Post Pop Depression, as well as audience faves "I Wanna Be Your Dog," "Real Wild Child," and what should be every generation's anthem, "Lust for Life." WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, 8 pm, $49.95-79.95, all ages

Light and Shadows: Masters of Cinematography
1968's Targets is a low-budget thriller about a sniper at an LA drive-in movie theater. While it marked the end of Boris Karloff's illustrious career, it launched those of director Peter Bogdanovich and cinematographer László Kovács—and Kovács' gripping camerawork is the real star here, as you might have guessed from the film's inclusion in the Hollywood's excellent Masters of Cinematography series. NED LANNAMANN
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $9

Check out the multitude of other things to do this week on our Events Calendar