Lovin’ and Listenin’


Huevos Diablos: Rubber Chicken Voodoo Masquerade
Bossanova, 722 E. Burnside St.
$10-$20 sliding scale, 21+

The raucous benefit for the Portland Art Center starts with a free New Orleans-style jazz funeral procession from local sponsor Voodoo Donut, and ends at the Bossanova with bayou-drenched brass bands, Brazilian acrobatics and much more.

Meow Meow, 320 S.E. Second Ave.
$15, All ages

Percussive death metal pioneers, Suffocation, are dragging their genre-bending asses to Portland in support of their first album since ’98. About time.

Sabala’s Mt. Tabor, 4811 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
$7, 21+

They’re a fucking Cure tribute band! Tear-streaked black eyeliner and hilarity will ensue.


Winterfolk XVII with Utah Phillips, Misty River
Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
$23-25, All ages

Folk legend Utah Phillips graces Portland with his presence at the bridge city’s yearly folk and bluegrass festival. If you only know his name ’cause you were obsessed with Ani Difranco in high school, get your ass to this show.


Oregon Symphony presents Dvorak Cello Concerto
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, S.W. Main and Broadway Avenues
$18-$80, All ages

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Shouldn’t you be stuffing your face with vegan chili and watching the Puppy-Bowl on Animal Planet?

Sparkleheart’s "Purple Rain" party!
Holocene, 1001 S.E Morrison Blvd.
$6, 21+

What’s better than 22 giant men in tight football pants? One tiny man in purple ones. Prince was, is and will forever be the sexiest man on earth. Watch him dry-hump a speaker and then try it yourself.


Marc Broussard, Citizen Cope
Berbati’s Pan, 231 S.W. Ankeny St.
$10, 21+

Imagine sluggish crunk-laden Houston beats with political stoney college dorm folk over the top. Now imagine better than that. Citizen Cope, ladies and gentlemen.


The Zutons, The Shore, The Peels
Dante’s Cafe & Cocktail Lounge, 1 S.W Third Ave.
$8/$10, 21+

If you like England’s neo-psychedelic infused The Coral, you’ll probably like The Zutons and the show will be cheaper. The Peels in turn will remind you why trying to look sexy is so fucking embarrassing.

The Lotus, 932 S.W Third Ave.

No, I’m serious. We are living in a gangster’s paradise. With cornrows.

(Don’t forget, it’s Fat Tuesday. You can slut it up anywhere tonight and stand a chance of retaining some dignity. But don’t bank on it.)


The Ziggens
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.
$8, 21+

Authentically Californian surf-punk. Man, I miss Satan’s Pilgrims.


Tha’ Legendary Shack Shakers
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.
$8, 21+

Is a well-greased pompadour required to be in a rockabilly band?

Luna Farewell Tour
Aladdin Theatre, 3017 S.E Milwaukie Ave.
$15, all ages

I’ve been waiting since Galaxy 500 for Dean Warham to disappear. Today is my day. Down with Luna! Damon and Naomi forever!!! Thank you.

Matisyahu, The Punk Group, The Buttery Lords
Dante’s, 1 S.W. Third Ave.
$5, 21+

Faith is a strange and amazing thing. Understanding one’s relationship with God is a difficult task, and a nearly impossible triumph. Does this make for good music? My initial reaction, no. When Matisyahu is concerned I’d say hell yes. No offense bro.