You Will Rock This Week

Friday, Oct. 15

Do Make Say Think, Adelaide, Scuffle & Dustcough

Berbati’s Pan, 10 S.W. Third Ave

9:30 p.m., $10


Friday night the Montreal collaboration, Do Make Say Think(DMST) will playing a show at Berbati’s Pan. A part ofConstellation Records (based out of Montreal, Quebec), DMST is a”finely calibrated musical Sputnick.”

It is an amazing chance to see extremely talented musiciansdubbed with all sorts of nicknames such as rural modernjazz-rockers and electronic space rockers. Come up with anyadjective you want. Portlander’s have been touting small business,the arts, and experimentation for sometime now, and ConstellationRecords have been producing albums all hand packaged, employingskilled artisans without forcing contracts onto their bands. EricMacy

Gillian Welch with Old Crow Medicine Show

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St.

$24, 7 p.m.

All ages

Gillian Welch brings more of her stark, and profoundlyirritating, old-time infused singer songwriter nonsense to theCrystal tonight in this week’s most overpriced show. If you do, forsome reason, feel compelled to spend $24 on a show get here ontime, because Old Crow Medicine show puts on a twisted andbrilliant old-time jug band show. It amazes me how one band couldtake a genre so constricting and create such a demented mess (in agood way.) Choncy Jones

Saturday, Oct. 16

Bright Eyes, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), M Ward

Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. 6th Ave.

$16, 9pm

All ages

Guh, Yuck. While Jim James plays sweet, possibly Christian pop,and M Ward has followed in the Songs: Ohia and Will Oldham mold,creating haunting folksy songs about Faulkner-esque landscapes andhidden loves, Bright Eyes is the star of the show here. If this wasa 21+ show you would be at least relieved of the homely 15 year-oldgirls in denim jackets and two-tone Chuck Taylors crying along withgod awful man-boy Conor Oberst, but since this show is all ages youget to share the space with the said girls, and their mid-20scounterparts (trust me, they don’t get better with age). “Oh myGod, mom, drop us off by Backspace, if anyone saw me in your KiaSportage I would just DIE.” CJ

The Misfits

Bossanova, 722 E. Burnside St.

$18, 9 p.m.

All ages

The first real concert I ever went to was the Misfits at La Luna(sans Danzig, of course). I was 17 and I got the money for it byworking at my mom’s boyfriend’s moving company for a day. Well itsucked ’cause I was way outta shape and I couldn’t lift shit andthe guy I was working with was kind of a dick. It was worth it,though. I made enough to buy a ticket and beer. Some buddies and Irode to the show with this guy who not only had a van but a fake IDas well. We were riding in from Vancouver, so we had enough time toget good and buzzed off of tall boys of Miller High Life. I waltzedin and slammed to the opening band, they were some lame-assstraight edge band, but I danced anyway and didn’t stop until afterthe Misfits encore.

I hope this show will be just as fun. Yes, they are old fogiesnow and all their best material was written by Danzig. But itshould be a fun show regardless, as Dez “I’ve Heard It Before”Cadena is in their current line-up. Besides. it’s October, youknow, Halloween! You can’t pass up the spookiest band ever aroundHalloween time! Tage Savage

Sunday, Oct. 17

Rachael Yamagata, Tom McRae

Doug fir 830 E. Burnside

9 p.m., $12

Imagine The Piano chanteuse aspects of Tori Amos minus all thatcreepy inbred post-feminist nastiness. Now make it sad. Now put itin the beautiful new space at Doug Fir. Good job, see you there.CJ

Monday, Oct. 18

Stay home. Do homework. Love on your girl.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Panache release party

Berbati’s Pan, 10 S.W. Third Ave.

$5, 9 p.m.


“Panache Magazine” out of San Francisco is celebrating itsnewest issue with a nationwide tour featuring the power popperfection of the Ex-Lovers and a host of local stars includingMinmae and Desert City Soundtrack. The magazine, which featuresirreverent fun and rock and roll (think a less urban “Vice”), willbe giving out free copies of their newest issue at the door so youhave something to read between getting all wasted and rocking out.I can’t think of a better way to spend this Tuesday night. CJ

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Eyedea and Abilities, RJD2

Aladdin Theatre, 3017 S.E. Milwaukee Ave.

$17, 7 p.m.

All ages

Atmosphere who? Eyedea and Abilities are busy stomping all overSlug and Co. as the most talented fucking MC/DJ duo to hail fromMinnesota. They’ve been burning their way through the undergroundand if they haven’t officially exploded yet they are about to. DefJux superstar RJD2 has been busy making the most brilliantinstrumental hip-hop around and destroying the competition with hisBlueprint fronted project Soul Position.

Since it’s all ages you better get there early, you could putthe words Def Jux on a bag of dog shit and the kids would fightover who gets to rub it on their face. CJ

Thursday, Oct. 21

The Bloody Lovelies

The Green Room, 2280 N.W. Thurman

9:30, Free


Hailed as one of the best-kept secrets in rock and roll (viatheir own website) the Bloody Lovelies play straight ahead, cleverrock that hails back to days of The Replacements, early Soul Asylumand the occasionally good Mathew Sweet. The band is made up ofseasoned and loose musicians and I assume will put on a great showfor those looking for quality solos, witty lyrics and men who drinkbeer, screw up with women, and rock solid. CJ

Mason Jennings, Haley Bonar

Aladdin Theatre 3017 S.E. Milwaukee Ave.

$15, 8 p.m.

All ages

If you miss M Ward on Saturday then you can see him again asMason Jennings on Thursday. Not to say they’re the same people, butmore so were born of the same womb. Not to say the womb is anactual physical womb, but more so a metaphorical womb known as WillOldham who spurned a bunch of over-safe and overrated knock offswho sing contrived, sparse songs and exhaust me. CJ

Ari Hest, Anna Nalick

Berbati’s Pan, 10 S.W. Third Ave.

$12, 10 p.m.


Are you in college? Yes? Then hit this show ’cause this iscollege rock al John Mayer; Uninspired and FUCKING DULL. Get in nowbefore Ari Hest’s career really takes off and he’s singing thetheme to a new sitcom. Hootie? Is that you? CJ