The trend of bands performing seminal albums live in their entirety is a double-edged phenomenon. On one hand, it kills the thrilling unpredictability of the set list, and forces audiences to sit through the filler they normally skip on the record. On the other hand, now you can plan your restroom breaks accordingly.
This week, both the Breeders and Death Cab for Cutie will be in town, playing their milestone records—1993’s Last Splash and 2003’s Transatlanticism, respectively—in full. Here’s a brief guide to planning your concert-going experience.
SEE IT: The Breeders play Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell St., on Friday, Aug. 30, with Tweens. 8 pm. 21+. Death Cab for Cutie plays McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, with Deep Sea Diver, on Saturday, Aug. 31. 6:30 pm. All ages. Both shows are sold out.