WHAT HEARTS, NICK JAINA, CALICO ROSE
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Read our article on What Hearts.
THE WE SHARED MILK, LOG ACROSS THE WASHER, PLUM SUTRA
(Rontoms, 600 E Burnside) The We Shared Milk are taking DIY to the next level, letting a different Portland band produce a track on their forthcoming full-length, using that band's setup and gear. It's a terrific idea—but in the meantime, they're releasing a split 7-inch with the insanely prolific Log Across the Washer. Catch both bands tonight! NED LANNAMANN
LUZ ELENA MENDOZA
(Al's Den, 303 SW 12th) Anyone who's taken Lupon or the new Court the Storm for a spin knows the power of Y La Bamba frontwoman Luz Elena Mendoza's pained and beautiful voice, and this week you can bask in it as she performs a weeklong residency of solo gigs at the Crystal Hotel's storied underground hideaway. MARJORIE SKINNER
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