Listenin’ and Lovin’

Tuesday, April 19

Broken Bones
Loveland, 320 S.E. Second Ave.
$13, All ages
The self-described seminal hardcore punk band is back and thrashing. Second-wave punk fresh from a time capsule. Yawn.

Josh Rouse, Amy Correia
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.
$12, 21+
Born in Nebraska and living in Nashville, Josh Rouse’s geographical history as well as his obsession with the Cure and the Replacements are ample indications of where he lies on the musical map. Amy Correia’s subtle and moving songwriting, though perhaps more suited to a smoky cocktail bar than the �ber-hipness of the Doug Fir, is reason enough for the cover.

Crooked Fingers
Berbati’s Pan, 231 S.W. Ankeny St.
$10/$12, 21+
The solo project of Archers of Loaf co-founder Eric Bachmann, Crooked Fingers blends his indie singer/songwriter sensibility with the barroom melancholy of Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen.

The High Violets, Cerulean, Tea For Julie
Dante’s, 1 S.W. Third Ave.
$5, 21+
Descendants of bands like My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus & Mary Chain, the Portland-bred pop of the High Violets is sugary and dreamy like the soundtrack to your youth, if you happen to be a character on “The O.C.”

Wednesday, April 20

The Wonder Stuff
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.
$13, 21+
Another group of early-’90s sensitive rockers smells the blood in the water and reunites to plunder the pockets of Portland indie-folkers.

Black Mountain
Berbati’s Pan, 231 S.W. Ankeny St.
$7/$8, 21+
Classic rock in the form of Stephen McBean and his troop of psych-rockers.

Thursday, April 21

The Killers, Tegan and Sara
Roseland, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave.
$18, All Ages
I liked them better when they were called Stone Temple Pilots.

Velvet Revolver, Hoobastank
Memorial Coliseum, One Fleet Center Court
$37.50, All ages
I liked them better when they were called Stone Temple Pilots.

The Good Life
Nocturnal, 1800 E. Burnside St.
$10, All Ages
Though this soft-rock sideband of Cursive frontman Tim Kasher is more Hall and Oats than Tortoise, they’re still from Omaha.

The Shore, Rick Bain, Climber
Dante’s, 1 N.W. Third Ave.
$5, 21+
Radio friendly brit-pop from L.A., pleasant and well executed but ultimately boring. The subdued electro-pop of Portland’s own Climber, however, is sexy and sublime.

Friday, April 22

Over the Rhine
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.
$13, 21+
This Cincinnati band describes its music as “post-nuclear, pseudo-alternative, folk-tinged art-pop.” Translation: ’90s adult-contemporary with just enough indie-cred to never quite make it on VH1.

Puffy AmiYumi
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St.
$20/$22, All ages
Puffy AmiYumi combine disco, rock, country, and bubblegum pop in a way only this Japanese duo can, which isn’t particularly interesting or new.

Saturday, April 23

Todd Snider, South Austin Jug Band
Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
$15/$17, All ages
Todd Snider got his start in the post-grunge folk roots rebellion of the mid-90s when he signed to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Records. Hmm? But jug bands rule, right?!

The Wailers, deSol
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St.
$20/$25, All ages
Trying to preview the Wailers without referencing marijuana is both academic and fruitless. If you’re going to this show you know who you are and you know how you’re sneaking in your piece.

Sunday, April 24

Steve Vai
Roseland, 1 S.W. Sixth Ave.
$25, 21+
First Joe Satriani, now Steve Vai. C’mon people, what the fuck.

Monday, April 25

Fant�mas, The Locust, Trevor Dunn’s Trio Convulsant
Roseland Theater, 1 S.W. Sixth Ave.
$16, All Ages
A supergroup of sorts, Fant�mas is fronted by Faith No More’s Mike Patton and includes members of Mr. Bungle, the Melvins and Slayer. Best band ever.

Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.
$14, 21+
There’s nothing indie about these rockers from Wales, just derivative rock in a sexy young package.