You Will Rock

Friday, Nov. 5

Camper Van Beethoven, Radio Nationals
Berbati’s Pan, 231 S.W. Ankeny St., $18 day of show, 21+

Yes, they wrote “Take the Skinheads Bowling.” Yes, it is acatchy and irritating classic. Yes, they are a legendarily goodband that no one really listens to and yes, all their equipment wasstolen right at the beginning of this tour. Go see Camper VanBeethoven, see if I care. -Choncy Jones

Greg Davis, Ariel Pink, Signer
Holocene, 1001 S.E. Morrison, $5-$2 w/PSU ID, 21+

The quirky electro weirdness of Greg Davis, and the quirkyun-electronic weirdness of Ariel Pink celebrate KPSU tonight at thebeautiful Holocene. New York house phenom Tortured Soul close thenight out, so you can have your mind blown first and then let yourass finish off. Win. Win. -CJ

Saturday, Nov. 6

The Prids, Jackie, Submarine Fleet, Berbati’s Pan, 231S.W. Ankeny St., 21+

Screw you, Interpol: The Prids are the true heirs to JoyDivision’s throne. Where Interpol’s derivative albums attempt tore-create Ian Curtis’s days of late, Portland’s own Prids actuallytake the sound and run. And it’s their album release party! -CJ

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Dance DisasterMovement, Forget Cassettes
Bossanova, 722 E Burnside, $12, all ages

It might be a good idea to bring an extra ass to this show,because if you don’t dance your original one off to Dance DisasterMovement, Trail of Dead will blow the remnants away. Little piecesoff your ass will be all over the fancy new Bossanova venue andthen your pants wont fit right and you’ll be uncomfortable,everyone will be looking at you and you’ll be sad. So, bring yourextra ass to this show and avoid the humiliation of comingunprepared. -Nate McKee

UNKLEsounds with James LaVelle and Richard File, Doug FirLounge, 830 E Burnside St., $14, 21+.

UNKLE without DJ Shadow has kept me from buying the new album,but it won’t stop me from going to this show. James Lavelle isawesome, and this being his first US tour makes it all the moreexciting. Plus it’s at the Doug Fir, which means you get to feelsophisticated. -CJ


Sunday, Nov.7th

The Faint, TV on the Radio, Beep Beep
Roseland Theater, 8 N.W Sixth Ave, $15, all ages

I hate The Faint. Hate them. Ha-te th-em. But I love TV on theRadio so fucking much that it makes dropping the $15 worth it.You’ve got brilliant rock anthems, creepy analogue noises anddoo-wop. AMAZING! -CJ

Monday, Nov.8th

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Lucero, The Lashes, TheReputation
Bossanova, 722 E Burnside, $10 all ages

Ted Leo is too fucking smart for his own good. Mix that withcatchy power-pop and you’ll be wallowing in suburban irony allweek. Start Monday right; see the best act this side of Ben Folds.-CJ

TU Feat. Trey Gunn & Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson, GreenMilk From the Planet Orange, Berbati’s Pan, 231 S.W. Ankeny St.,$17, 21+

Yes, King Crimson is one of the most overrated prog disasters inthe history of rock but do you see whom they’re playing with? GREENMILK FROM THE PLANET ORANGE! If you missed Acid Mother’s Temple andGhost in recent months you have yet another chance to witness thebeautiful abuses of Japanese psychedelia. You’ll never be sotripped out again. -CJ

Tuesday, Nov.9

Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mellowdrone, CocaineUnicorn
Berbati’s Pan, 231 S.W. Ankeny St., $12, 21+

Sigh. Brian Jones Town Massacre are to local stars The DandyWarhols what Oasis is to Blur. Rivals in the creation of insipidpop. The kids love them and I could sleep through a millionperformances of their trite Beach Boys-esque heartless psych-pop.Enjoy. -CJ

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Death Cab for Cutie, Pretty Girls Make Graves
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside, $15, all ages

Even the men here will smell like girls. Not so bad if you thinkabout it. -CJ

The Warlocks
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside, 21+.

LA’s Warlocks will be playing the hip, new Doug Fir. They weresupposed to be one of the hippest new bands a few years ago.They’re one of those bands that sound like some other band from wayback when. You know, Glass Candy sounds like Blondie, the Strokesare supposed to be Television, the Secret Machines are supposed tobe Syd Barrett, so I guess the Warlocks are supposed to be like theVelvet Hawkwind. I somehow feel that they will be neither asdecadent as the Velvets nor as far-out as Hawkwind. We shall see…-Tage Savage

Thursday, Nov.11

Walking Concert, Recall – Seven, Oceana, WesternAerial
Dante’s, 1 S.W. Third Ave.,$5, 21+

$5? To see the ex-Quicksand genius Walter Schreifels? What adeal! The best part about the ex-punk superstar is that his newband is supposed to be a space-pop beauty not unlike the FlamingLips. Sounds like a great deal. -CJ