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Friday, March 1

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside had a pretty good run. In the span of just a few years—from the late 2000s to the early 2010s—the band generated a bunch of buzz in Portland and beyond. It was fun. It was also exhausting. But they’ve gotten the band back together—for two shows, and nothing more. The Sound Outside will ring in March by playing a bunch of their old favorites and some surprise covers during two nights at Mississippi Studios, with no further commitment (for now). (Fri-Sat 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $20) BEN SALMON

House of Price
Vincent Price, that is. One of Hollywood’s all-time greats, Price defined an era of horror with unforgettable performances that ranged from 1959’s The Tingler to 1971’s The Abominable Dr. Phibes. (Oh, and don’t forget his excellent monologue in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”) Not only is the Hollywood Theatre screening two of Price’s most beloved and chilling films on 35mm—House on Haunted Hill (1959) Friday, March 1st, and House of Wax (1953) Saturday March 2nd—but they’re also bringing in Price’s daughter, Victoria Price, who, in post-film Q&As, will reflect on her father's inimitable legacy. (Fri-Sat 7 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $12 per film) ERIK HENRIKSEN

The Lavender Flu, Gen Pop, Mope Grooves
Olympia’s Vexx swept through the middle of this decade with the high and holy force of a tornado, and their raw power could rearrange a sweaty collection of bodies into a tangle of wild joy. They didn’t stick around nearly long enough, but two Vexx vets continue to spread the frenzied gospel with Gen Pop, whose tightly wound compositions unite classic American hardcore with the cold menace of Australian post-punks like Ausmuteants and Total Control. The lesson here is an old one that is worth relearning again and again: punk is constantly dying, but it is also always being reborn. (9 pm, The Fixin' To, $8) CHRIS STAMM

Andrea Gibson
The acclaimed spoken word artist and activist out of Boulder returns to the Wonder Ballroom stage for a headlining show supporting their latest book, Lord of the Butterflies. (8 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $20-23, all ages)

Willie Watson, Eric Earley, Kele Goodwin
Fresh off his apperence in the Coen brothers' recent Netflix feature The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, acclaimed folksinger/songwriter Willie Watson swings through Portland to help celebrate the one-year anniversary of the beloved leather and canvas work store Ship John. Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper) and Kele Goodwin round out the proceedings. (6 pm, Ship John, $25)

Old Light, Accumulated Mass, Neptune's Chargers
It’s time to turn the light back on. For several years, Old Light made all manner of psychedelic rock, from compactly trippy pop nuggets to extended space-canyon mega-jams and everything in between. After burning brightly on the Portland music scene (and prolifically—their O.L.V. cassette box set collects five albums they recorded in 2013 alone), Old Light decided to take time off after parting ways with their bassist when his behavior, in the band’s words, “crossed the line of what is acceptable.” Last year, a reconstituted Old Light hinted online at the possibility of new music. And now, this show. Although this band’s trajectory was sadly interrupted, their wide-ranging stylistic diversity ensured their position as one of the city’s most consistently fascinating bands. It’s great to have them back. (8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, $5) NED LANNAMANN

Black Out Beer Fest
Lompoc Brewing throws a shindig for lovers of the best beers: The dark ones. At least two dozen rotating black IPAs, stouts, porters, and coffee beers will be on tap, from over 20 breweries all over the Northwest, plus one from the Netherlands. Admission is free, but tasting packages start at $20, and include a souvenir tasting glass and eight drink tickets. (4 pm, Lompoc Sidebar, $20)

Booberamapaloozafest MMXIX
Booberamapaloozafest returns to the Kenton Club, bringing you a jam-packed weekend full of music from some of Portland's finest, including Dark Numbers, Swamp Buck, 1969, and Mattress on Friday; and Lazerface II, Avola, Masonique, and DJ Jose Dee on Saturday. (Fri-Sat 9 pm, The World Famous Kenton Club, $5 per night)

Peaches Christ's Mean Gays
San Francisco-based drag legend Peaches Christ teams up with Kim Chi, Willam, and Laganja Estranja to bring you an all-star drag parody of the 2004 Tina Fey-penned classic, Mean Girls. (7 pm & 10 pm, Aladdin Theater, $30-125)

Black Lodge Burlesque
The return of the popular burlesque showcase based on the works of coffee-infused madman David Lynch, which means shit is going to get weird. And sexy, of course. But definitely weird. With performances inspired by Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and more. (8:30 pm, Tonic Lounge, $15-30)

Tribute Night have once again put together one hell of a Friday night throwdown for those who recognize greatness when they hear it, and it's easy to recognize it when it arrives in the forms of Janelle Monae, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, Beyonce, Salt 'n' Pepa, and more. Partial proceeds from the festivities will go to Planned Parenthood and other local women's charities in honor of Women's History Month. (9 pm, Holocene, $10)

Riot Girls Comedy Show
Trash Amp presents this benefit for the Human Rights Campaign that also kicks off the SheBrew festival for 2019, with stand-up sets from all-stars Becky Braunstein, Ali Reingold, Tory Ward, Jane Malone, Tiff McGuire, Molly Smithson, and Amanda Martin-Tully. (7 pm, Cider Riot, $10)

Saturday, March 2

Shane Torres
Whenever former Portland comic Shane Torres pops back into town, it’s a cause for celebration. A true comedian’s comedian, Shane’s stand-up is both wickedly sharp and sharply emotional, and he’s a true pro at crowd work and hilarious off-the-cuff improvisation. He’s also not afraid of taking on nearly any topic, dancing to the edge of losing the crowd, and then pulling them back at the last possible second. Beginning comics: Watch this guy. ’Cuz this is how one does it. (7:30 pm, & 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $17-32) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

This radical, weekend-long film festival combines shorts, full-length features, and lectures covering a range of radical topics including prison abolition, justice, indigenous rights, and more. Documentary screenings include the Portland-based Arresting Power and Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock. Visit disarmpsu.com for full schedule. (Sat 7 pm, Sun 3 pm, Fifth Avenue Cinema, free) EMILLY PRADO

Portland's Ninth Annual Mardi Gras Ball
Mysti Krewe of Nimbus oversees their annual Fat Tuesday shenanigans, lending Portland some of that Louisiana flair with live music, dancing, costumes, king cake, and of course, beads. (6:30 pm, Tiffany Center, $30)

Albert Hammond Jr., In the Valley Below
Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.’s solo work has been the most consistent of the band’s side projects. He’s released four albums of effortlessly cool rock ’n’ roll, most recently last year’s Francis Trouble. It’s a record that buzzes with the kind of timeless energy that satisfies melodic cravings and measures its worth on earnest songs like “Far Away Truths” and first-wave reverb rockers like “ScreaMER.” It’s a fitting addition to Hammond Jr.’s discography, which began with his fantastic 2006 solo debut, Yours to Keep. More than a decade into his side hustle, Hammond Jr. shows few signs of waning. (9 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $20-22, all ages) RYAN J. PRADO

The Los Angeles-based all-gay AC/DC tribute act headed up by Pansy Division bassist Chris Freeman bring their live experience up the coast for a headlining show at Dante's. (9 pm, Dante's, $13)

Respect! Ladies of Vintage Soul!
DJ Action Slacks is one of the very best at reminding this city that nobody did it like Carla Thomas, Betty Lavette, Big Mama Thornton, Nina Simone, Betty Wright, and of course, Aretha Franklin—and for 2019, her annual Sugar Town tribute to the ladies of vintage soul during Women's History Month settles on its permanent name: Respect! (9 pm, The Spare Room, $10)

Conan, Eight Bells, Sixes
Conan are wonderfully ridiculous, and they know it. They’re called Conan. They play songs with titles like “Foehammer” and “Paincantation” and “Wrath Gauntlet,” and those songs sound like Camaros made out of bones and skin, weed-powered vehicles rolling through the moonlit forests and ivy-choked castles of a metal kid’s wildest dreams. Their riffs are molasses, their lyrics are rife with axes. Deadpan jesters sailing a sea of fake blood, Conan know you’ve always wondered what Altered Beast: The Band might sound like, and they are in no mood to disappoint. So grab your sword and let’s go. (8:30 pm, High Water Mark, $15) CHRIS STAMM

Chowder Challenge
A dozen restaurants and pubs go head to fishy head for the Chowder Cup in a blind tasting competition. Admission includes a tray of all 12 chowder samples, but if you wanna plunk down a $20, you get a pint of Lompoc brewed goodness to go along with it. Also includes a beer garden, a raffle, and live music. Proceeds benefit the Community Transitional School. (noon, 5th Quadrant, $15))

The Portland Women's Expo 2018
The edition of the Women's Expo—billed as "Oregon's #1 Consumer Showcase for Women"—features over 300 exhibitors offering food, wine, demonstrations, and discussions on topics including life-improvement, home-improvement, financial planning, legal advice, and more. Proceeds help benefit the Portland Women's Expo Foundation. (10 am, Oregon Convention Center, $8-12, all ages)

Woolen Men, Xurs, Michael O
Every scene has at least one band like the Woolen Men—they release many records and play seemingly every show. The Portland trio’s new album, Post, recalls the mid-’80s period when REM and the Feelies turned post-punk into something gentle and warm and inviting. It’s a fall album for people who like the Fall, and it’s one of the best things I’ve heard this year. (8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!) CHRIS STAMM

Sunday, March 3

Princess, E*Rock, Notel
If you’ve never seen one of Alexis Gideon’s Video Musics projects, they’re wild—hip-hop animated operas that also function as performance art, influenced by mythology and literature. The former Portlander’s current project is Princess, the reunion of a pop duo Gideon formed with Michael O’Neill (of JD Samson and MEN), and tonight they perform Out There, a “live narrative video album.” Featuring an electronic music soundtrack that ranges from dance-friendly to jagged goth, Princess tells a science-fiction story about the parallels between misogyny and dystopia, as the duo leaves Earth in search of a world that recognizes the power of the divine feminine. If that sounds strange, rest assured it will be, in the most intriguing possible way. (8 pm, Holocene, $10-12) NED LANNAMANN

Womxn's March & Rally for Action
This year’s womxn’s march is intent on separating itself from previous iterations. They’ve chosen a different date from the nationwide movement and have denounced the anti-Blackness, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic hate speech associated with their sister organization. Join them in this inclusive march of solidarity and bring signs supporting causes close to your heart. (noon, PSU Park Blocks, free) EMILLY PRADO

Stanley Clarke
Revolution Hall closes out the PDX Jazz Festival with a headlining performance by legendary bassist and jazz fusion pioneer Stanley Clarke. Part of the 2019 PDX Jazz Festival. (8 pm, Revolution Hall, $40-60)

From Maxville to Vanport
70 years ago, just north of Portland, Vanport was destroyed by a flood—leaving its roughly 20,000 inhabitants, many of whom were Black, without homes in a state openly hostile to them. The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble examines this ugly period in Oregon’s ugly history with From Maxville to Vanport, a “multi-media concert of songs and video” that digs into the histories of Vanport and Maxville, a similarly segregated and multicultural town in Eastern Oregon. With music by Ezra Weiss and text by S. Renee Mitchell, Maxville to Vanport aims to “shed more light on parts of Oregon’s history that deserve wider recognition”—an excellent goal if there ever was one. (8 pm, Mission Theater, $25) ERIK HENRIKSEN

Atmosphere, deM atlaS, The Lioness, DJ Keezy
The beloved Minneapolis-hailing hip-hop duo headed by rapper Slug and DJ/producer Ant swing through the Roseland for a sold out show supporting their latest full-length, Mi Vida Local. (8 pm, Roseland, Good luck on the ticket resale sites, all ages)

MarchFourth Marching Band
Portland’s own MarchFourth Marching Band celebrates its 16th anniversary this weekend at the Crystal Ballroom. The 20-member ensemble’s live performances combine vaudeville theatrics, stilt-walkers, circus acrobatics, and brassy, New Orleans-inspired big-band sounds. Plus, they’ve opened for groups as dissimilar as KISS and Blink-182, if that says anything about their range in appeal. If you’re craving an oversized musical experience with horns, refurbished bike drums and aerial tricks, MarchFourth is probably for you. (8 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $12-29) CIARA DOLAN

Joshua Radin, Lissie, Lily Kershaw
Ohio-hailing singer/songwriter Joshua Radin brings his acoustic folk sounds back to the Aladdin Theater stage in support of his latest full-length, The Fall. (8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $32.50-35)

Teen Wolf Pack - March Monster Movie Madness
How do you follow up something like last year's Little Shop of Horrors blow-out at the Alberta Rose, with all that singing along and clowning around for the benefit of Wildwood Farm Sanctuary? Why, you add a van-surfing, keg-guzzling, ballin'-out-of-control werewolf to the mix. And that's not a reference to just the film Teen Wolf, which will get Rocky Horror'd to death at this fundraiser, but to the fact an actual Teen Wolf will be on site, with free werewolf face-painting if you choose to indulge, a full-on dance party in the middle of the movie, and March Madness brackets to fill out, too. (6 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $20)

Julian Castro
WorldOregon hosts this conversation with former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro as part of their 2019 International Speaker Series. Castro will be speaking on the theme of "Public service and activism for the next generation." (7 pm, Newmark Theatre, $100)

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