Control Yourself: Reunion Edition
Last year, JoAnn Schinderle turned the lights out on Control Yourself, the brilliant stand-up showcase she hosted for years at the Alberta Street Pub. But for one night only, as a special summer gift to Portland comedy lovers, she's bringing it back at the Clinton Street Theater, with stand-up sets from Steph Tolev, Milan Patel, Simon Gibson, Shain Brendan, and Shrista Tyree.
8 pm, Clinton Street Theater, $15
The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter brings her heartland rock and blues back to the Oregon Zoo for the Portland stop on "The Rock Show" Tour.
7 pm, Oregon Zoo, $39.50-99.50, all ages
World Cup Final Block Party
Another four years, another World Cup, and another joyous international celebration of both the beautiful game of soccer and the festering corruption eating away at the rotten heart of FIFA. Fun! Also regardless, let’s take a sec to acknowledge this for what it actually is: An excellent excuse to get soused at 8 am on a Sunday. ERIK HENRIKSEN
7 am, The Toffee Club, free
Car Seat Headrest, Naked Giants
What do you do to follow up a pair of excellent records that prompted a whole bunch of people to declare you the savior of the dying genre known as indie rock? If you’re Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo, you revisit, reimagine, and re-record a seven-year-old Bandcamp fave. Car Seat Headrest rocketed to relative fame in 2016 after the venerable Matador Records released Teens of Style and Teens of Denial, two documents of Toledo’s undeniable talent at expertly fusing jagged guitars, clever lyrics, memorable melodies, relatable neuroses, and DIY ethos. The guy is still just 25, and he seriously knows what he’s doing. That’s obvious yet again on his latest project, in which he re-recorded his self-released 2011 album Twin Fantasy to capture his original vision, now that he has more money and time to spend. It’s an odd next step, but Toldeo improved the album in every possible way. BEN SALMON
8 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $24-28, all ages
Miss Rayon, The Fur Coats, Star Club
A trio of local bands take control of the Doug Fir stage and serve up and evening of shapeshifting dance punk and hazy R&B for you to shake your hips to.
9 pm, Doug Fir, $10
Kina Grannis, Imaginary Future
The singer/songwriter and YouTube star brings her acoustic pop music through the Hawthorne Theatre for the Portland stop on a tour supporting her latest album, In The Waiting.
8 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, $22.50-25
Indira Valey, Half Shadow, Bohr, Drum Sands
Experimental artist Indira Valey brings her mesmerizing, loop-driven soundscapes out to the cozy North Portland venue to cap off an evening of dynamic music including sounds from Half Shadow and Bohr, and spoken word from Drum Sands.
8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, $5
S. Carey, H.C. McEntire
Bon Iver drummer S. Carey headlines tonight’s show, but get there early to see Mount Moriah frontwoman H.C. McEntire, who released her stunning solo debut Lionheart via Merge Records earlier this year. With the help of collaborators like riot grrl icon Kathleen Hanna and Americana singer/songwriter Tift Merritt, McEntire’s powerful songs unite the Appalachian folk traditions of the rural North Carolina hollers where she was raised with the punk ethos of her former band Bellafea and modern pop elements (like the electronic beat on “Wild Dogs,” which features backing vocals from Angel Olsen and harp from Mary Lattimore). Her words bridge another kind of canyon: On tracks like opener “A Lamb, A Dove,” she layers Biblical imagery with lyrics that openly discuss queer relationships (“I have found heaven in a woman’s touch/Come to me now, I’ll make you blush”). McEntire is one of the few openly gay women in country music, and throughout Lionheart, she sings lovingly about the Bible Belt, a place that has yet to accept her. These songs swell with mercy, grace, and grit—just listen to “Red Silo” and tell me H.C. McEntire isn’t destined for Lucinda Williams-level greatness, I dare you. CIARA DOLAN
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $15
Sama Dams, Aan, Gabriel Delicious
Local indie rock innovators Sama Dams and Aan head up the latest installment of Sunday Sessions with their shapeshifting sounds, with LA-via-Seattle artist Gabriel Delicious in town to round out the proceedings.
8:30 pm, Rontoms, free
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!