SOMEDAY LOUNGE GOING AWAY PARTY
(Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th) Farewell, Someday Lounge. The downtown club and arts space is going to that great venue in the sky on March 18, shutting its doors "indefinitely," in the words of its owners. A possible sale to new owners is in the works, but it's by no means guaranteed, and if those doors do reopen, the Someday will likely be a noticeably different incarnation. Before they bid adieu, the Someday is hosting a number of closing events to commemorate the club's history of adventurous and diverse arts programming, ranging from hiphop to rock to metal to classical music, from readings to theater to puppetry. Tonight's "Viva L'Arte!" celebration brings together DJs, rappers, bands, poets, and more—including Someday's long-running Incubator, an open-stage event for works in progress (the series shall thankfully continue at the neighboring Star Theater)—for a no-cover-charge celebration of an all-embracing venue that housed many Portland creative and performance communities that more conventional clubs and theater spaces wouldn't. Goodbye, Someday, and thanks for the memories. NED LANNAMANN
FOR PETE'S SAKE: BENEFIT FOR PETE KREBS
(LaurelThirst Public House, 2958 NE Glisan) Tonight and tomorrow, literally dozens of Portland musicians—representing the local roots, swing, rock, folk, country, and jazz scenes, and beyond—take the LaurelThirst stage to raise money for guitarist Pete Krebs' medical bills. Suffering from a rare form of cancer, Krebs was the beneficiary of two shows in February, and these stacked bills will further aid the cause of helping a working musician who's currently unable to perform while he undergoes treatment. Much has been said about Krebs in the pages of this paper ["Everybody's Best Friend," Feb 20] but the need is just as great, and the assemblage of local talent spread across these two nights at the LaurelThirst is evidence of Krebs' importance. This is as good as causes get. NL
HARLOWE AND THE GREAT NORTH WOODS, CATHERINE FEENY, ALAMEDA
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Since the release of Harlowe and the Great North Woods' self-titled 2010 EP, the band has recalibrated its brooding barriers with subtle instrumentation and good old doses of take-your-time. The group's deliberate processes can be heard in painstakingly beautiful motion on the tentatively titled "Water," a track from their untitled album due out sometime this summer. Similarly, Portland's Alameda has begun work on a new album to follow their excellent 2012 release, Procession. The band recently posted a new track, "A Violence," on the Mercury's blog, showcasing a collaborative effort that utilizes vocalist Stirling Myles' strong melodic sensibilities, as well as drummer Barra Brown's jazz background. Both bands emerge from winter hibernation tonight to warm your little hearts. RYAN J. PRADO
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