Have you ever wondered what the slow mesmerizing grace of an Ennio Morricone score would sound like welded to some glacially paced ambient folk?
Have you ever wondered what the slow mesmerizing grace of an Ennio Morricone score would sound like welded to some glacially paced ambient folk? No? What about hearing the band that introduced Kurt Cobain to heroin? I thought so. Earth provides both things, and in a pretty damn interesting package. Also on tap are James Blackshaw (see today’s profile) and Sir Richard Bishop. Freaky folk.
Dante’s, 9:30 p.m., 21+, $10
For something a little more upbeat, try Braille. The God-loving MC will be shining at Berbati’s for his new record Cloud Nineteen, which he’ll be giving away for free. Yay, recessionomics. In tow: S1, Lightheaded, Theory Hazit, Ragen Fykes, Vursatyl, Ohmega Watts, Rev. Shines, Sapient, DJ Flip Flop, Terminill and Andy B. Correct spelling is, apparently, optional.
Berbati’s, 9 p.m., all ages, $8
Offensive band name of the week goes to Dadfag. They’re playing with punkers The Whines and Eat Skull.
The Know, 8 p.m., 21+, Free
Ah shit, Portland’s about to get a little doomy. Eugene heavy metal legends YOB are reuniting after years of inactivity, and there’s no doubt that the Ash Street Saloon will be shaking with down-tuned guitar reverberations well into the night. Opening are PDX vets Iommi Stubbs, who are so awesome they named themselves after Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi’s accidently maimed fingers. Tad Doyle (of TAD fame) will also be playing with new band Brothers of the Sonic Cloth.
Ash Street Saloon, 9 p.m., 21+, $10
If you want to dance, head over to The Hush and jam some Panther, Explode into Colors, Tunnels and weirdo rippers Meth Teeth. A hipster-y delight.
The Hush, 8 p.m., All ages, $7
Wanna stick close to campus? Get with the jazz cats at The Old Church, where sax-genius Devin Phillips & New Orleans Straight Ahead will be playing. This is the only time where I’d recommend walking into a church on Sunday.
The Old Church, 4 p.m., All ages, $15
Finally, consider ending your weekend with the “not really country” music of Pure Country Gold. Their sloppy garage rock stylings make for a good time. Before them, check out Rapids.
Someday Lounge, 8 p.m., 21+, Free