Brown Calculus, Bryson Cone, Jean Nada
Cosmic soul duo Brown Calculus is one of Portland’s most captivating acts. “Self-Care,” the lead single off their Live at the Map Room EP is fantastic, and their shows are known for providing intimate, improvisational vibes, and guaranteeing a cathartic night out. Falling on Juneteenth, this wonderfully air-conditioned show will also celebrate both band members’ June birthdays. JENNI MOORE
9 pm, Doug Fir, $8-10
Reptaliens, Okey Dokey, Shy Boys, Minden
Inspired by the transhumanist philosopher of the same name, Cole and Bambi Browning’s psychedelic 2017 debut as Reptaliens, FM-2030, is an album of disarmingly pleasant sunbeam-pop melodies that disguise the darker themes lurking underneath its caramelly guitar riffs and shimmering synth. Even the record’s bubbliest moments feel a little off—love songs like “29 Palms” verge on obsession, while standout track “666Bus” finds Bambi contemplating the potential that “Maybe I’ll get hit by a bus/While I was dreaming of falling in love/Or maybe I’ll fall in love and die of a broken heart.” FM-2030 feels like a purgatory between woozy daydream and nightmare, with constant references to Satan, mortality, and apocalyptic sci-fi, but that’s what elevates its songs to creepy pop perfection. CIARA DOLAN
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $10-12
Portland Pickles vs. Gresham GreyWolves
Our once-great nation can be a tricky place to be these days, mostly because it’s basically a pile of vomit that’s been set on fire. HOWEVER! All Americans can agree our nation has created two perfect things: baseball and Jurassic Park. This week, these dual apexes merge with Portland’s beloved collegiate baseball team, the Portland Pickles, facing off against the Gresham GreyWolves… on a night the Pickles promise will also celebrate “25 years of Jurassic Park.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?? You’ll have to turn up to find out, but I’m guessing there’ll be a blaring Jurassic Park theme, some people in those inflatable T-Rex costumes, and maybe a swarm of real-life genetically resurrected pterodactyls that will swoop in and brutally massacre everyone. ERIK HENRIKSEN
7:05 pm, Walker Stadium, $7-13, all ages
Dirty Projectors, Still Woozy
David Longstreth and his shapeshifting indie rock act out of Brooklyn make their way back to Portland for an all-ages show supporting their forthcoming eighth studio album, Lamp Lit Prose.
8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $25, all ages
Back to the Future Part II
Once upon the 1980s, a young Republican in a life-vest, with the help of his science friend, traveled back in time, where he had to prevent his mother’s sexual advances and instead steer her towards Crispin Glover’s dick. He succeeded, but accidentally transformed the future into Planet Las Vegas, which sounds cool, but was actually kinda shitty. Even shittier? When this movie was written, the dystopian future on display was considered a satirical, way over-the-top farce featuring a disgusting, burnt-out America embodied by a caricature of Donald Trump that went too easy on the man by at least half. Back to the Future Part II was always the most mean-spirited film in the trilogy, sometimes aiming for fun but landing in teeth-on-tinfoil territory. Watching it in 2018? If it wasn’t for the whole time-travel thing, you would swear this shit was a documentary. BOBBY ROBERTS
9:45 pm, Academy Theater, $3-4
Brown Hope Official Non-Profit Kickoff Party
After Brown Hope made global waves when they hosted the Reparations Happy Hour last month, they’re amply equipped for their official launch. Join in on this community event open to all by listening to speakers and learning about their plans for community programs such as the Brown Hope Prize and the People’s Assembly. Local businesses are showing their support with free food and beverages. EMILLY PRADO
6 pm, Unite Oregon
Pushcart Prize-winning author and essayist Sallie Tisdale returns with Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them), offering her candid and humorous guidance on a delicate subject.
7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free
Plastic Weather, Star Club, Dan Dan, PennyMart
Plastic Weather’s love of the bizarre is obvious, but it’s oddly inviting, carving out a space and sound for those of us on the fringes of traditional hyper-masculine punk.
8:30 pm, The Liquor Store, $5-10
Black Liberation Ride 2018
Cyclists of color are invited to partake in Pedalpalooza by celebrating Juneteenth at the annual Black Liberation bike ride hosted by Jené Etheridge. Route is “short and sweet” with a few pit stops before ending at the lauded, Black-owned burger joint, Stoopid Burger EMILLY PRADO
6 pm, Irving Park, free
Man there were a lot of sad people with beautiful singing voices in 19th-century France. Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical makes its way back to Portland for a full slate of shows at the Keller Auditorium.
7:30 pm, Keller Auditorium, $40-115
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