Friday, May 26
Jamie Lidell, Tussle, Copy, Panther, DJ P. Disco
Holocene, 9 p.m., $12, 21+
Instead of hauling your camping gear to Bend to see the Sasquatch! Festival, relax in the cool and perfumed environs of Holocene with some ultra-cool electronic music. Though I’ve always accused Jamie Lidell of making derivative blue-eyed soul music, I’ve heard he puts on an impressive live show. Portland electro artist Copy is blowing up thanks to the Willamette Week nominating him best new band, so see him before he attains the cult success reserved for all electronic artists.
Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists
Roseland Theater, 8 p.m., $18, all ages
Man, those Brits are desperate for a band to worship. Arctic Monkeys play a mediocre brand of dance-rock that makes Bloc Party look like Radiohead. At least Oasis wrote a few really good songs before the U.K. press started comparing them to The Beatles. As is to be expected, so far we Americans have been immune to the Monkeys, but maybe that’s only because we’re listening to T.I. and the Pussycat Dolls. Take that, limeys!