Listenin’ and Lovin’

Friday, Feb. 11

Deflower, Jahai, Higher Than Mah
Berbati’s Pan, 231 S.W. Ankeny St.
$6, 21+
Local band showcase full of angst-infused metal.

Matchbook Romance
Meow Meow, 320 S.E. Second Ave.
$12, All ages
Remember when emo meant emotional hardcore punk and not argyle? Matchbook Romance does.

Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
$22/$25, All ages
Traditional Hawaiian music meets adult contemporary rock.

The Thermals
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.
$10, 21+
Portland’s pop-punk darlings are going to rawk the Doug Fir. Fuckin’ A!

The Portland SS, The Film
Devil’s Point, 5305 S.E Foster Rd.
$5, 21+
The Portland SS started as a Clash cover band, and this is their last show. So would that make them the only cover band that mattered?

Saturday, Feb. 12

Mose Allison
Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
$22/$24, All ages
Jazz? Blues? Funk? After fifty years behind the piano, Mose Allison has license to defy categorization.

Dirty Martini, 3 Leg Torso, James Low
Bossanova, 722 E. Burnside St.
$10/$12.50, 21+
Portland’s newest singer/songwriter quartet unveil their debut album with the support of local friends and fellow song craftsmen 3 Leg Torso and James Low.

Hank Williams III, Hazard County Girls
Dante’s Inferno 1 S.W. Third Ave.
$16/$18, 21+
Heir to the country music dynasty, III is as fucked up as his grandpappy.

Sunday, Feb. 13

Rise Against
Meow Meow, 320 S.E. Second Ave.
$10, All ages
Rise Against aren’t ashamed of their influences, namely Bad Religion and A.F.I. and they’re probably a stronger punk band for it.

Interpol, Blonde Redhead
Roseland Theater & Grill, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave.
$20, All ages
New York hipsters Interpol are set to bring a little cool to the bridge city. Good luck getting in. But hey, you could always stay home and listen to Joy Division and weep. Blonde Redhead is hella good, though.

Black Mountain
Dunes, 1905 N.E. MLK
Stephen McBean is like Will Oldham, only psychedelic, rocking and amazing live. Wait. He’s nothing like Will Oldham.

Monday, Feb. 14

Soulfly, Morbid Angel
Bossanova, 722 E. Burnside St.
$25, All ages
Ex-Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera went on to form Soulfly after much bad blood 퀌� la Dave Mustaine and Metallica.

Secret Machines
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.
$11, 21+
Drawing heavily from 70’s and 80’s arena rock, and with deference to the 90’s indie rock scene, the Secret Machines aren’t charting new territory just finding their unique place.

Get Hustle, Beep Beep
Berbati’s Pan, 10 S.W. Third Ave.
What better way to punish ex-shorty for screwing you over on the big V-Day than hitting up this show and dancing with cute hipsters to cute-hipster rock?

Tuesday, Feb 15.

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
Bossanova, 722 E. Burnside St.
$10, All ages
Indie rock veteran and ex-Chisel frontman Ted Leo is still hammering out his manic guitar riffs like he as in his 20s. Which he’s not.

The Zen Tricksters
Lola’s Room, 1332 W. Burnside St.
$10/$12, 21+
Grateful Dead cover band turned jam band The Zen Tricksters are still around after 25 years. Eat that, Phish!

DJ GreyBoy
Berbati’s Pan, 10 S.W. Third Ave.
$10, 21+
I like to dance. Will you dance with me?

Wednesday, Feb. 16

Bright Eyes, Neva Dinova
Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave.
$18, $20, All ages
Conor Oberst: whiny, melodramatic and oozing. But if you like Bright Eyes, that’s cool. You’re probably a pretty young girl.

Thursday, Feb. 17

Blitzen Trapper CD release party with The Graves and The Kingdom
$6, 21+
Who cares what else is going on tonight? Come and listen to Blitzen Trapper. Buy their CD. Love this psych infused indie-pop. You will not regret it. The Graves are pretty fucking great, too.