Sparta, Arctic Flowers
After El Paso post-hardcore band At the Drive-In split in 2001, its members subsequently formed two new groups, and fans were presented with a choice: to like the Mars Volta or to like Sparta. Both bands were quite different—the Mars Volta retained the artsy melodicism of At the Drive-In, while Sparta’s brutality mirrored the Texas heat. Across three albums of beastly punk, Sparta forged a name unique from their At the Drive-In legacy until going on hiatus in 2006. Thankfully, Sparta returned last year with the blazing track "Graveyard Luck," proving that even with some time away from the limelight (plus a lineup adjustment), they’re still capable of delivering the same aural force they did all those years ago. CERVANTE POPE
8:30 pm, Mississippi Studios, $16-19
Schaus, Amenta Abioto, Small Skies
Portland electronic pop up-and-comer Schaus celebrates the release of their new EP, with likeminded locals Amenta Abioto and Small Skies on hand to round out the proceedings.
8:30 pm, Holocene, $8
Beer Trivia: Beat the Brewer!
Portland is a city known for its beer aficionados, and it also has a pretty healthy pub quiz scene. Mix the two together like a delicious cocktail and you wind up with this pub quiz, about beer, against a brewer, that includes questions where you drink to determine the answers.
7 pm, Oregon Public House, $10
Huun Huur Tu
Huun Huur Tu put on one of the most breathtaking performances of last summer’s Pickathon—I remember standing on tiptoes outside the packed Lucky Barn trying (and failing) to catch a glimpse of them, but I’ll never forget the sound. The group hails from the Russian republic of Tuva, which borders Mongolia, and they’ve been introducing the region’s indigenous folk to the rest of the world for more than two decades. Huun Huur Tu’s style of throat singing uses circular breathing to produce two or three droning notes at once. It’s gorgeous, hypnotic music that’ll make you reconsider the capabilities of the human voice. CIARA DOLAN
8 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $25
Kung Fu Theater: Shaolin vs. Lama
This month’s installment in Dan Halsted’s ongoing celebration of all things whoop-ass is the only known 35mm print of 1983's Shaolin vs. Lama, which sounds really bugfuck nuts even for a kung fu epic, but unfortunately this is about the kind of Lama with spelled with one l, not two. Still, this Lama, using a pilfered book outlining all 72 kung fu styles, attains immense power and of course, abuses it for his own selfish purposes. Luckily a young street fighter meets an alcoholic Shaolin master, and they use the power of pluck, drank, and the "Buddha finger" technique to oppose the Lama through some thoroughly amazing violence. BOBBY ROBERTS
7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9
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