TYPHOON, WILD ONES, DJ RFRC
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Typhoon recently announced their forthcoming album, White Lighter, will be out in August, and tonight they play their first Portland show of the year (they played Boise's Treefort Fest in March). Anticipation is obviously already running high, as tonight's "Cancer Sucks!" benefit—which is raising funds to help band pal Cristine Bowman fight cancer—is super sold out. Also on the bill are Wild Ones, who have their own 2013 album on the way; Keep It Safe comes out on July 9 as the inaugural release of new local label Party Damage Records. Expect great things. NED LANNAMANN
MY GOODNESS, TANGO ALPHA TANGO
(Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water) On their 2011 self-titled debut, Seattle-based My Goodness offered a welcome injection of aggressive rock 'n' roll that was totally free of both macho posturing and precious flourishes. The songs are thick and no-nonsense, with impressive guitar riffs and flashes of '70s garage rock. Since then, guitar player and singer Joel Schneider and drummer Andy Lum have shed their more obvious influences, developing a distinct sound of their own: heavier and darker and more robust. On certain songs, Schneider's wail reminds me pleasantly of Vancouver, BC's Black Mountain. Tango Alpha Tango aren't quite as loud or dark, but they excel at a particularly grimy variety of folk rock. Or maybe it's a glam version of blues. It doesn't really matter—their sonic fluctuations are as entertaining as all get out. REBECCA WILSON
QUIET MUSIC FESTIVAL: WHITE MAGIC, VOLUNTEERS PARK, MEG BAIRD, PEGGY HONEYWELL, SUN FOOT, MICHAEL HENRICKSON
(Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate) Disjecta's third annual Quiet Music Festival returns with two nights of high-quality, hushed tunes (it's called "soothecore," in case you didn't know) curated by artist Chris Johanson. Sets will include appearances from Tara Jane O'Neil, Dragging an Ox Through Water, and many more. Plus, there'll be an art exhibit by J. Patrick Walsh 3 exploring the "intersection of music and cars." MARJORIE SKINNER
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