Re-run Theater: 1988 - The Year in Videos
Every now and again, Re-run Theater takes a break from its classic television necromancy and turns its resurrective powers to the glory days of MTV. This time they’re spotlighting 1988, Reagan’s last year in office and a great excuse to finally stop being so milky-white all the goddamn time, giving even more run to hip-hop and helping announce the birth of New Jack Swing (hello, Bobby Brown) while also shining a necessary spotlight on artists like Living Colour, Terence Trent D’Arby, and Tracy Chapman. But don’t get it twisted—you’re still gonna get more than your fair share of screeching & preening butt-rock sticking its tongue out at you five minutes at a time. But still, MTV was full speed ahead into exciting, uncharted territory, and 30 years later, that excitement still comes through—albeit with a little (lot) more cheese than intended. BOBBY ROBERTS
7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9
New York trio Wet have been pigeonholed, somewhat bizarrely, as '90s R&B revivalists, but their lush, sexytime jams hew closer to indie rock and pop traditions, with introspection and emotion anchoring their slow grooves. NED LANNAMANN
8 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $23-25, all ages
Plastic Cactus, Souvenir Driver, Havania Whaal
A trio of top-notch local acts paint the walls of Holocene with their sun-drenched psych, surf rock, and shoegaze sounds.
8:30 pm, Holocene, $8
The local author reads from Parts per Million, her debut novel about a Portland man who leaves his government job to join a feisty crew of anti-war activists shortly after the turn of the millennium.
7 pm, Broadway Books, free
Big Business, Drunk Dad, Dark Numbers
It's probably beyond debate now that Big Business is one of underground metal's most respected acts.
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $12
Portland Thorns vs. North Carolina Courage
The North Carolina Courage make their way to Providence Park for a rematch of the 2017 NWSL Championship.
7:30 pm, Providence Park, $15-70, all ages
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