Peach Kelli Pop, Plastic Cactus, Nick Normal
Equally inspired by legendary punk band Redd Kross and the Hello Kitty universe, the music of Peach Kelli Pop sounds like a knockout sugar-rush. Led by frontwoman Allie Hanlon, the Los Angeles-based, Ottawa-born group has already put out two releases this year: the stripped-down EP Which Witch and the excellent LP Gentle Leader, which contains what’s potentially the sweetest ode to a pit-bull ever written (“King Size”).
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $12-14
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Lucinda Williams
Whether you consider Robert Plant a living legend or a lion-maned relic of a bygone era, you can’t knock his stamina. The dude’s almost 70 and he’s still putting out records, most recently 2017’s Carry Fire. It’s not great, but it’s not necessarily bad, either—the fire promised by the title is more of a smoldering ember. The album contains twangy, ambling rock ’n’ roll that nods to Plant’s mythic past life fronting Led Zeppelin (the opening track is titled “The May Queen”), with some lite social commentary to keep things rooted in 2018 (see the psychedelic “Carving Up the World Again… A Wall and Not a Fence”). If you were one of the nimble Portlanders who snagged tickets to his sold-out show at Edgefield where he’ll be backed by the Sensational Space Shifters, for the love of all that is good and holy, get there early for Lucinda Williams. She is the reigning queen of the bridge between country and rock, the smoky-voiced musical descendent of Bobbie Gentry, and the real reason to drag your butt to Troutdale on a Tuesday night. CIARA DOLAN
6:30 pm, Edgefield, $69-129
The Austin-based Latin funk and breakbeat ensemble return to town in support of their latest release, Fear of a Brown Planet.
9 pm, Dante's, $15
Grindhouse Film Festival: Aloha, Bobby and Rose
The Hollywood Theatre’s monthly celebration of the down-and-dirty side of ’70s cinema presents a very rare 35mm print of Aloha, Bobby and Rose, the closest thing to a romantic comedy this series has screened in quite a while. I mean, it’s not that close, of course—this lost slice of seedy life is notable mostly for having been one of Quentin Tarantino’s inspirations for True Romance. Normally a night at the grindhouse involves large servings of blood, guts, and grime, but tonight, you get to hang out with Paul Le Mat and Dianne Hull as they fall in love while running from the cops. Enjoy this slight change of pace with a side of pre-show ’70s exploitation trailers. BOBBY ROBERTS
7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9
Spectral Voice, Mortiferum, Superstition, Fetid
The Denver metal scene just keeps on giving. The quantity and quality of heavy bands coming out of the Mile-High City these days is impressive, whether you dig doom, thrash, death, black, traditional metal, or anything in between. Take Spectral Voice, an absolutely filthy death metal band that dabbles in doom and comes out sounding like a grime-caked wall in a shadowy corner of a horrifying torture pit. These dudes—some of whom are also in the excellent band Blood Incantation—released one of the darkest, gnarliest albums of 2017, Eroded Corridors of Unbeing, via the absolutely essential Denver-based label Dark Descent Records. Tonight, they’ll turn Tonic Lounge into a cauldron of ceaseless growls and howls. Good times! BEN SALMON
9 pm, Tonic Lounge, $10-13
The melodic indie-rock band out of Southport, Merseyside, England come back across the pond to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Mercury Music Prize winning debut, Bring It On.
8 pm, Revolution Hall, $35
Star Club, Boink, Ex-Kids, Frenz
Portland glamrock quartet Star Club close out their residency at the Liquor Store along with support from like-minded locals Boink, Ex-Kids, and Frenz.
8:30 pm, The Liquor Store, $5-10
Tessa Fontaine reads from The Electric Woman, chronicling her journeys with the last traveling American sideshow.
7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free
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