Prefuse 73, Sunday, Jan. 31 @ Holocene
Twisted producer Guillermo Scott Heron is back as Prefuse 73, busting some of the most chopped ’n’ screwed instrumental hip-hop jams you’ve ever heard.
Billy Joel and Elton John, Wednesday, Feb. 10 @ Rose Garden Arena
How will they do it? How will they segue from “Crocodile Rock” into “Piano Man”!? We need to know! That right there is worth the $60!
Van Dyke Parks, Wednesday, Feb. 10 @ Mississippi Studios
One of America’s great songwriters and composers (who has worked with everyone from the Beach Boys to Rufus Wainwright) plays an intimate set. It’s history, people!
Pharoah Sanders, Sunday, Feb. 28 @ Newmark Theatre
Once again, the Portland Jazz Fest goes big with its headliner. Pharoah Sanders is an absolute giant of experimental jazz—you don’t have to be a jazz freak to love him.
Ted Leo, March 20 and 21 @ Doug Fir
Where have all the rude boys gone? Back to the studio, where Leo and his trusty band the Pharmacists concocted their latest power-pop gem, The Brutalist Bricks.