KATHLEEN KEOGH BENEFIT
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) One of Portland's most beloved fixtures in the dance/music scene, Kathleen Keogh, was assaulted in San Francisco, and has racked up some big medical bills. Cue the ever-generous Portland who is always happy to help with this Benefit for Kathleen Keogh, featuring music from Pictureplane and Miracles Club, as well as a reunion of Kathleen's dance squad $kulls, DJ Beyondadoubt, and more! See? Generosity and caring are fun. WM.™ STEVEN HUMPHREY
PORTUGAL. THE MAN, SONS OF HUNS, HUSTLE AND DRONE
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Portugal. The Man has been touring nonstop to support their album-a-year habit; after six, you'd think they'd seek respite in something familiar. Instead, the Portland-based, Alaskan-bred band harnessed all their ambitions and set out for new territory with their seventh record, Evil Friends. To aid in this journey, frontman John Gourley enlisted producer Bryan Burton—that's Mr. Danger Mouse to you—and with his help, they cultivated a impassioned, genre-bending beast that seems to morph between each track. Evil Friends also displays a maturing band's ability to rein in their completely contagious (but sometimes unwieldy) adrenaline-fueled rock. Whether ebbing from solemn acoustic plucking to bombastic baselines to charged, apathetic punk, the album is somehow streamlined in the senses and altogether registers as pure fun. Tonight's the third in Red Bull's series of three-dollar shows at the Doug Fir, although you'll need to RSVP at redbullsoundselect.com to get in the door. RAQUEL NASSER
ADVENTURE CLUB, DALLAS K, HUNTER SIEGEL
(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) If you have a penchant for Québécois EDM duos with dubsteppy beats, you're going to wet your knickers over Adventure Club. After getting tired of playing pop punk in high school, Christian Srigley and Leighton James decided to pursue the world of EDM. The two now play major electronic music festivals all over the world. Their signature style generally includes female vocals, videogame-style sounds, and the classic dubstep drop beats. As with a lot of EDM, they don't really do albums, and that's just as well—Adventure Club is probably best experienced live, while dancing trippy-dippy style, with some sort of intoxicant involved. ROSE FINN
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, TERROR, TRASH TALK, INSPECTOR CLUZO
(Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) Mike Muir is the lone pissed-off remnant of Suicidal Tendencies. Waaaaay back in 1981 they were a hardcore punk band, and Muir's sharp-tongued, introspective lyrics were funny, sardonic, and, of course, angry. After the release of their classic 1983 self-titled debut, the lineup shifted and Suicidal Tendencies began incorporating elements of thrash and speed metal. But unlike most of the furrowed-brow set, Muir & Co. kept their sense of humor, albeit a dark one. Three decades later and Muir and his crew are still at it, still pissed, still releasing records. It may sound dated to some, but everything is cyclical, as they say. And the very fact that these street punks have hardly budged over the course of three decades speaks volumes—at high volume. MARK LORE
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