TonightMade for TV MovieThat’s right, the kids from Northeast still can’t get enough of that poppy East Bay sound. MFTVM sounds like something dredged up from Oakland’s Lake Merritt: songs of love and extended adolescence straight out of the Lookout! records songbook.Berbati’s Pan, 231 S.W. Ankeny, 21+ w/ID.
FridayLinda Blair promotes a cookbook
That’s right, Linda Blair, who portrays the demonically possessed Reagan in the “Exorcist” movies, is in Portland to promote her new book “Going Vegan.” Pay for an autograph and she might be nice enough to spit some green bile on you.Movie Madness, 4320 S.E. Belmont, 4-8 p.m.
ROCK ROCK ROCK! Seattle’s The Makers are legends of the garage-rock revival, best known for beating up rival scenesters in their hometown of Spokane, Wash. and being banned from Bellingham’s “Garageshock” festival thanks to their crazed stage antics. Fireballs of Freedom is the best Portland band to come out of Missoula, Mont. ever. SXSW invitees Goddamn Gentlemen? Well, they only have the best drummer in the world – Vanguard A&C writer Kyle Huth. Shameless plug? Yes. Worth your money? YES YES YES.Ash Street Saloon, 225 S.W. Ash Street, 21+ w/ID.
SundayOregon Symphony Orchestra presents “Sheherazade”
A good antidote to too much guitar and /or turntable. OSO will perform Beethoven’s “Leonore Overture No. 3,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” and Rochmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2.” The Rochmaninoff piece will be the OSO debut of French pianist Helene Grimaud.Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $17.50-75.50, 7:30 p.m.