SUN ANGLE, SUMMER CANNIBALS
(Rontoms, 600 E Burnside) Local avant-psych lords Sun Angle are gearing up to release their first full-length Diamond Junk this May, which has many who snatched up the band's self-titled EP on cassette rightfully stoked. The trio—made up of members of Panther, Paper/Upper/Cuts, and Copy—crams countless styles into the mix until it comes out sounding, well, like Sun Angle. You'll hear elements of Afro-Cuban in there. Jazz. And if you try really hard, you'll even discover a hook or two among the No Wave clatter. It's a wonderful and unruly mess that will give your gray matter a much-needed kneading. MARK LORE
(Spirit Mountain Casino, 27100 Salmon River Hwy, Grand Ronde) Sexy, sexy soul singer Keith Sweat was not only a mainstay of the late '80s New Jack Swing movement, he also produced some of the hottest slow and dance jams of the decade. For a reminder, check out his 1987 R&B hit, "I Want Her" as well as my fave, the self-titled "Make You Sweat." 'Cuz you know what? He will. Tickets are sold out, so better scour the 'nets to find one. WM™ STEVEN HUMPHREY
EZZA ROSE, THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLES
(Al's Den, 303 SW 12th) Portland singer/songwriter Ezza Rose hosts a residency at Al's Den, playing free sets all week long with special guests each night. Any night you stop by, expect warming folk to soothe your rain-stiff bones. NED LANNAMANN
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