Grover's Corners Hasn't Aged Well
ARIEL PINK, OS MUTANTES, DIVA
(Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd) There probably aren't many people who predicted a second life for Os Mutantes. Part of Brazil's late-'60s TropicÁlia movement, the band released a handful of brilliant records that took their bossa nova roots on an acid trip with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles—their place in history among music scholars is firmly set. But mutants never die. Co-founder SÉrgio Dias revived Os Mutantes in 2006 (with a new lineup) and played a handful of well-received shows, which ultimately led to last year's Haih or Amortecedor, their first record in more than three decades. Though not as strong as their early work, the album does capture some of the band's arty wildness. Set them loose with lo-fi pop recluse Ariel Pink and there's a good chance the weirdos will come crawling out of the woodworks tonight. MARK LORE
THE BLACK ANGELS (3 PM)
BLACK MOUNTAIN, THE BLACK ANGELS
NO AGE, LUCKY DRAGONS, DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB, DJ VISION QUEST, DJ STONED WEREWOLF
Wax Fingers, as well as a link to the complete show listings, after the jump!
PIGEONS, WAX FINGERS , WHAT HEARTS, TEETH
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) With their debut, The Talking Wire, Pigeons have recorded one of the best albums to come out of Portland this year. A blurry, hazily gorgeous collection of songs, The Talking Wire is packed with highlights: "Autumn Sound" begins things with a stately gait, while the epically scaled country-punk of "Valiant Down, River Wide" manages to be both laidback and full-throttle at the same time. Meanwhile, the smoldering guitar and unhinged howl of Justin Ready haunts songs like "A Thousand Miles" and "Cinderella." There's even room for a murky backwoods folktune, "Send a Mountain to My Valentine," which sounds like it was found underneath a hollow log. With the impressively off-kilter math-pop of Wax Fingers, the easygoing folk of What Hearts, and a performance from avant-dance troupe tEEth, this is going to be a night of Portland talent that couldn't happen in any other town. NED LANNAMANN
The complete show listings can be viewed here.