Fountaine, Point Juncture, WA
Anime-loving rapper/producer Fountaine is young but prolific; his Bandcamp profile overflows with material, like his most recent LP, 2017’s H.F.I.L. (Hell for Infinite Losers). Across 16 tracks, Fountaine sings and raps behind aqueous beats that’re sometimes dazed and unsettling (“Scorprio”) and sometimes reverberating with danceable, Prince-inspired funk (“Dressed to Kill”). He’ll be joined by beloved experimental indie rock band Point Juncture, WA, who released their long-awaited double album Me or the Party in 2016 after some quiet years. It’s totally worth getting lost in, especially softer tracks like “Whodunnit” and closer “Kings III.” CIARA DOLAN
8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, $5
The Psychedelic Furs, X
We could all use a little escapism right about now. Tonight, your best bet is to sink into the soft, forgiving nostalgia of the Psychedelic Furs—“Love My Way” and “Pretty in Pink” remain evergreen post-punk gems of the ’80s—and see if you can forget the past two years ever happened. Plus, the legendary X opens the show, and their twisted punk take on American musical idioms is utterly timeless NED LANNAMANN
7 pm, Oregon Zoo, $35-95, all ages
ANDAZ 16th Anniversary Celebration
Tonight DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid celebrate the 16th anniversary of Andaz, the longest-running bhangra and Bollywood dance party in the world (and one of the wildest opportunities to shake your bum in Portland). In May the beloved DJ duo decided to stop hosting their monthly events at the Analog Theater after the owner was accused of sexual harassment. They still haven’t found a permanent replacement home for Andaz, but will continue throwing pop-up shows throughout the summer, including this very special night in the basement of the Liquor Store. Known for fusing heart-quaking electronic with bhangra—a genre with roots in the traditional folk music of the northern Indian state of Punjab—and the soundtracks of Bollywood films, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid’s dance floor sites are sweaty, glorious chaos. CIARA DOLAN
9 pm, The Liquor Store, $10
Mimicking Birds, Sunbathe, Evan Way
On Mimicking Birds’ latest album, Layers of Us, the Portland trio embraces the cosmic underbelly of their remarkably vibrant experimental pop. Despite having spent more than a decade together, it’s only the band’s third studio effort, and showcases singer Nate Lacy’s lilting voice more dramatically and with broader strokes than ever before. It could be due to the fact that my first exposure to the record was during a sneak preview at the OMSI planetarium (with a full star show) just prior to its release this past January, but the hyperbole of the floating, deep-space menageries that Layers of Us employs are too vivid and powerful to chalk up to pure circumstance. The band has, strangely, flown slightly under the radar, though the magic of this most recent LP ought to turn the tide for Mimicking Birds. RYAN J. PRADO
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $15
Once you’re able to get past the fact that they aren’t the Strokes, the Voidz are almost as interesting as the band that restarted rock in the early 2000s. Julian Casablancas’ current project is far more experimental, as the Voidz successfully meander between psych and electro-pop on their recently released sophomore album Virtue. “Don’t overthink it, don’t overthink it,” Casablancas chants on lead single “Leave It in My Dreams,” which becomes a mantra for the whole record. Just when you think the Voidz are falling too far down the rabbit hole, standout tracks like the falsetto-studded “Pink Ocean” and the R&B-inspired “AlieNNatioN” bring clarity. And though “Wink” might seem like a dis track about a certain former band of Casablancas’, it’s probably best not to overthink it. ANNA KAPLAN
9 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $25-28, all ages
31st Annual Oregon Brewers Festival
The Northwest tradition returns to the Waterfront to serve over 80,000 customers some of the finest beer the world will ever drink. Visit oregonbrewfest.com for a list of brewers.
Fri-Sun noon, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, free
Stress Position, Licky Chomps, Avola, Elrond
Calling music “post-rock” or “post-hardcore” sounds kind of diminutive—it’s like saying a band is an afterthought to something greater that came before them. Stress Position could easily fit into either of those subgenres, but they don’t really convey the meditative, heavy catharsis of the band’s recent self-titled LP, released via label Nadine Records. Its 12 tracks balance general dissonance with moody harmonies, ever-shifting energies, attitudes, and tempos, and blast it all through a fuzzy filter. The result carries a stomping weight and conviction you can’t turn your back on. Plus, six of the tracks include just bass, drums, and vocals—and there’s always something to be said for a band that’s able to break out of the confines of the guitar, bass, drums, and vocals formula and still sound whole. ARIS HUNTER WALES
9 pm, Firkin Tavern, $7
Wyrd War's Summer Bummer
Wyrd War offers up an opportunity to beat the summer heat not just via the Hollywood's air-conditioning, but with a very cool double feature from cult director Jeff Lieberman, including 1977's Blue Sunshine, an indictment of Southern Californian suburbia in the form of LSD-and-alopecia fueled murder, and 1981's Just Before Dawn, the other early '80s camp slasher filmed at Silver Falls State Park. Director in attendance.
7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $15
A lot of bands out there are trying to imitate and incorporate that synth-fueled dance rock sound that helped define the '80s, but Portland's own Slants are one of the few that really have it dialed in. Part of 2018's Concerts in the Park series.
6:30 pm, Fernhill Park, free, all ages
Everything Goes Numb, the 2002 debut LP from New Brunswick outfit Streetlight Manifesto, is hailed as a ska masterpiece in circles where that phrase isn’t an inherent contradiction. No matter how many waves you think there have been—really, who can keep track—ska’s always had a way of sounding instantly dated. In the decade and a half since the band’s well-received debut, Tomas Kalnoky & Co. haven’t done much to avoid their genre’s uniquely fraught aging process. The list of chin-scratchers includes the 2006 re-recording of their old band Catch 22’s beloved Keasbey Nights, and 2010’s 99 Songs of Revolution Vol. 1 (a collection of covers that might more accurately be titled 11 Songs That Don’t Really Need Ska Interpretations). If I sound dismissive, that’s probably because ska has always been so easy to mock, but it’s precisely that full-throated embrace of their own aesthetic that makes bands like Streetlight Manifesto so fun to begin with. NATHAN TUCKER
8:30 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $23.50-27, all ages
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