WEDNESDAY JULY 3ONUINU, WAMPIRE
[MUSIC] One year later, Mirror Gazer, the debut album from Dorian Duvall, aka Onuinu, remains a sizzling, summery collection of stoned disco jams, combining lounge, R&B, house, pop and experimental electronica into a vibrant, hip-loosening mosaic. He shares the stage here with psych-pop masters Wampire, whose own album, Curiosity, is one of the best to come out of Portland so far in 2013. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 8:30 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.
THURSDAY JULY 4FOURTH OF JULY
[HOLIDAYS] A few things to keep in mind on America’s birthday: It’s not an open container if it’s in a koozie, only an elitist will refuse a hot dog and it’s wise to keep a few fireworks on hand—if only to shoot toward neighbors who won’t shut up and go to bed by midnight.
WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL
[MUSIC] From top to bottom, this is almost certainly the biggest edition of the festival in its 36-year history. Robert Plant, Eric Burdon and Mavis Staples bring the pedigree, but the undercard—from ace Portland second-liners the Transcendental Brass Band to the annual zydeco stage—is solid, too. Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Southwest Naito Parkway between Harrison and Glisan streets. Through Sunday, July 7. See waterfrontbluesfest.com.
FRIDAY JULY 5TIL DEATH: THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII
[THEATER] Henry VIII had six wives, and Tara Travis plays them all (plus the gluttonous playboy himself) in this solo show, which takes place in the afterlife as the slain ladies spill secrets and hash it out with each other. Expect a game of keepaway with Anne Boleyn’s head. The CoHo Theater, 2257 NW Raleigh St., 715-1114. 7:30 pm. $15.
TUESDAY JULY 9DIARRHEA PLANET
[MUSIC] That name got your attention, didn’t it? Shocking as it is to believe, this Nashville party-metal combo is experiencing what some might call “a moment.” It’s got the endorsement of Jack White, raucous house-show energy and a pulverizing crowd-pleaser called “Ghost With a Boner.” It’s loud, fast, corny—and worth every penny. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $10. 21+.
[BEER AND PUZZLES] Solve logic puzzles as they should be solved—while imbibing. For this monthly event, Puzzled Pint posts a puzzle online, which leads to the first bar. From there, drink and solve and drink some more. Visit puzzledpint.com at 6 pm on Monday, July, 8 to find the location puzzle for Tuesday night’s bar.