BLIND PILOT, ALLEN STONE, JD MCPHERSON
(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) Kink.fm's Jingle Bell Jam is the musical equivalent of a Christmas sweater: warm and snug and seasonally appropriate, and capped by a headlining set from beloved locals Blind Pilot, who haven't played a Portland show in a few moons. Don't miss opener JD McPherson, whose jumpin', jivin', wailin' rockabilly is anything but a throwback. NED LANNAMANN
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, MATTHEW E. WHITE
(Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie) Read our article on the Mountain Goats.
SONS OF HUNS, GAYTHEIST
(Rontoms, 600 E Burnside) Sons of Huns really don't half-ass anything. That's why, even though their new release is a two-song 7-inch, it's fully loaded with all the punishing riffs, thunderous drums, and buzzsaw bass you'd expect from one of the hardest-rockin' hard-rock bands in Portland. The 7-inch features "Leaving Your Body" and "Wanderer"—two of the group's more rollicking numbers, each familiar to those who've seen the group's punk rock shred-fest live over the past year. To boot, tonight's show is the official release of the record, is totally free, and will be opened by the equally ferocious/melodic rock juggernaut of Gaytheist. It may not be summertime anymore, but Rontoms is gonna be one big sweaty sauna of Hessian heaven this Sunday. RYAN J. PRADO
JOE HAEGE FAREWELL: STREET NIGHTS, GHOST TO FALCO, SLIM FORTUNE
(Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water) Songwriter/musician/carnival barker Joe Haege, of Tu Fawning and 31Knots, is bidding Portland adieu. After spending 14 years here, the bountifully creative cornerstone of this city's music scene has been bitten by that most seductive of bugs: acting. Haege's move to LA is less of a boondoggle than it seems—his impressive turns in locally made indie films like How the Fire Fell and Field Guide to November Days clearly show that the man knows how to behave in front of a camera. (Let's not get into Exhibit C, Haege's bizarro turn as a Jellicle cat in the commercial for Beech St. Parlor.) Haege says goodbye with a stacked bill of his close friends' bands, and he also threatens to open the evening with a short set of songs from his new solo project, recorded under the name Vin Blanc/White Wine. Digital downloads of the album will be available for sale as well. NED LANNAMANN
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