Portland Pickles vs. NW Stars
With all the MLB to Portland talk cropping up in recent weeks, here’s your annual reminder that catching a Pickles game out at Walker Stadium should be at the top of your summer to-do list. Having recently joined the Great West League, the team will gear up for a season opening home stand against their new rivals to the north, the Port Angeles Lefties, with a Thirsty Thursday exhibition game against the NW Star Academy. CHIPP TERWILLIGER
7:05 pm, Walker Stadium, $5-13, all ages
Frankie Simone, Reva Devito, The Seshen
Portland singer/songwriter Frankie Simone brings her danceable and empowering indie pop anthems back to Holocene for a hometown headlining show celebrating the release of her debut EP, Love//Warrior. Soulful local Reva Devito and Bay Area R&B and synth-pop ensemble the Seshen round out the proceedings.
9 pm, Holocene, $12-14
Damien Jurado, Naomi Wachira
The prolific Seattle-hailing singer/songwriter brings his trademark blend of indie-folk and pop back to the Doug Fir stage for a pair of Portland stops on the "Over Rainbows" Tour.
9 pm, Doug Fir, $16-18
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Are you ready to feel like the only living human being in a vast stretch of apocalyptic wasteland, hunted but alone, vulnerable yet jaded? To feel awash in an endless stretch of sonic textures that ebb and flow like a sandy ocean? Hope you bought tickets to the immersive aural experience that's a Godspeed You! Black Emperor show. COURTNEY FERGUSON
8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $30-32
The Blues Brothers
"S'pose we ain't got no union cards, and we go in there and start playin' anyway, now what you gonna do 'bout that, huh? You gonna stop us, Stein? You gonna look pretty funny tryin' to eat corn on the cob with no fuckin' teeth."
7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9
The Ghost Ease, Jock Tears
The Ghost Ease's self-described "shreddy daydream" rock 'n' roll takes as many unexpected turns as a hazy reverie, delivering unwavering, electric power while exuding smoky mysteriousness. CIARA DOLAN
8 pm, The Waypost, $5
Birger Olsen, Anita Lee & The Handsome Three
The frontman for alt-country crew Denver steps out for an intimate solo show at the Alberta Street Pub with support from Anita Lee & The Handsome Three.
9 pm, Alberta Street Pub, $7
Josh Rouse, Haley Johnsen
The acclaimed singer/songwriter out of Oshkosh, Nebraska brings his lush blend of pop, roots, and folk back to Portland for a headlining show supporting his new Yep Roc-issued full-length, Love in the Modern Age.
8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $20-24
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!