WEDNESDAY JULY 10THE OBLIVIANS
[GARAGE ROCK] The reunion of these Memphis garage heroes seemed inevitable, given that members of the band, which broke up in 1998, haven’t spent much time away from one another, playing in spinoff projects together and releasing records on each other’s labels. The trio’s reconciliation is no less welcome, though, and the recently released Desperation brings a well-earned maturity to the group’s no-frills, shimmy-shake garage punk. Dante’s, 350 W Burnside St., 226-6630. 9 pm. $13. 21+.
FRIDAY JULY 12BACH: B MINOR MASS
[CLASSICAL] The B Minor Mass was J.S. Bach’s final major work. It was completed a year before his death in 1750 and not performed until after he’d passed. Thanks to the original score’s many illegible passages, it’s been theorized that he composed it after he’d gone blind. Lucky for Portland, tonight’s performance is being authoritatively conducted by outgoing Oregon Bach Festival co-founder Helmuth Rilling, who chose this presentation to serve as his own finale. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 248-4335. 7:30 pm. $29-$78. All ages.
[INDIE ROCK] Ten years have gone by since the Texas band released its weird, wonderful Sub Pop debut. You’d expect Jackleg Devotional to the Heart, which appeared in May, to sound either tossed off or terribly belabored. Instead, it’s a meticulous album, expanding on the Generals’ bent, indie-rock-damaged vision of Americana, while simultaneously sounding like it just plopped out of frontman Chris Flemmons’ head one day. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave., 894-9708. 9 pm. $12. 21+.
SATURDAY JULY 13SMOKED BEER FEST
[BEER] Last week, when 19 Arizona firefighters died in a wildfire, Portland Brewing’s Smoked Beer Brew Fest took on new gravity. Sure, it’s mostly just a chance to try beers made with smoky malts, including Base Camp’s Rauch the Boat and Hopworks’ smoked Weizen with hazelnuts and bacon. But it’s also a benefit for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Drink and enjoy, but pour a little out, too. Portland Brewing, 2730 NW 31st Ave., portlandbrewing.com. Noon-5 pm. $20.
SUNDAY JULY 14HARI KONDABOLU
[COMEDY] The seriously smart comedian—he has a master’s degree in human rights from the London School of Economics and incorporates jokes about immigration and race into his analytical but still very funny standup—lands in Portland for a one-night stint. Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th Ave., 888-643-8669. 7:30 pm. $12-$17. 21+.