SNOW PATROL, NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
(Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway) Read our interview with Noel Gallagher.
THE MOB, TRAGEDY, BI-MARKS
(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) It'll be an organized crime if you miss British punk legends the Mob. The early '80s band is back and ready to blow your anarcho-minds with quintessential anthems from 1982's Let the Tribe Increase. And it's all going down in the tiny, unassuming dive bar the Know—which is obvious a front... for fun. COURTNEY FERGUSON
THE WHIGS, THE RECORD COMPANY
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) The Whigs began auspiciously with 2005's great, thunderstruck Give 'Em All a Big Fat Lip, and if the Athens, Georgia, trio hasn't managed to raise their profile too much since that promising beginning, it's not because they haven't delivered the goods. They have, consistently. Now on their fourth album, Enjoy the Company, the Whigs have settled into the role of reliable Southern garage-rock makers, replacing their youthful exuberance with assured and calculated songcraft. The Whigs certainly aren't reinventing the wheel, but when "wheel" means loud drums and fuzzy guitars and sing-along lyrics, then no need to fix what ain't broke. NED LANNAMANN
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