[MUSIC] The Shook Twins' 2011 album, Window, is modern folk done right. Unlike those of their contemporaries, the LP doesn't attempt to sound as if it were recorded in one afternoon around a single microphone. This is a modern band making a modern record that feels full-bodied, even if it relies on traditional folk instrumentation and storytelling. The pair have become known for their joyous live performances that include some unusual homemade instrumentation—including, yes, a giant golden egg. Wonder Ballroom, 128 N Russell St., with Lost Lander and Bike Thief, on Friday, March 29. 8 pm. $12 advance, $14 day of show. All ages.
Mudhoney, Deep Fried Boogie Band, Jagula
[MUDDY MEMORIES] Anytime Mudhoney plays a show in Portland these days, some jerk says to me, "Yeah, but it'll never be as good as that time they played Slabtown in 2009." Well, you know what, jerk? Some of us weren't at that show. Some of us are sick of hearing about that show. Some of us will have to settle for seeing the band play in giant stadiums like the Doug Fir Lounge. Some of us are just thankful that, after 25 years, the godfathers of grunge are still cranking their Big Muffs to 11 and penning songs like the first single from their upcoming album, "I Like It Small," a Stooges-meets- Sex Pistols anthem celebrating "low yields," "dingy basements" and "intimate settings." Actually, now that I think about it, it kind of sounds like they're rubbing it in, too. RUTH BROWN. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $18 advance, $20 day of show. 21+.
Sunday, March 31
Flume, Barisone, Nathan Detroit
[ELECTRONIC YOUTH] It was a hell of a year for a kid from Sydney named Harley Streten. On New Yearâs Day 2012, the artist now betterknown as Flume was a 20-year-old bedroom beatmaker plucked from relative obscurity via a radio-station competition to play a support slot at a music festival. By yearâs end, he had a No. 1 album, inked a deal with U.K. label Transgressive and had become one of the most talked-about names in Australian music. All the more remarkable for a baby-faced electronic producer in a country that typically prefers rocking out to grizzly blokes with guitars. His atmospheric R&B tracks are full of rich, dreamy soundscapes, but sample and tweak just enough catchy refrains to make them dancefloor and radio friendly. RUTH BROWN. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 10 pm. $12. 21+.
Hurry Up!, La Luz, Ghost Mom
[PUNK BAND] It took me a long time to understand this, but the phrase âside projectâ usually sounds like a slur to the folks in the band. The implication is that the âprojectâ (you know, like dissecting frogs) you are about to see requires less tending toâand is therefore somehow less artfulâthan its better-known musical cousin. Hurry Up!, which features two members of Portlandâs most popular and enthusiastic punk band and a longtime pillar of its indie-rock sceneâwhich, for the sake of this particular outfit, will go unnamedâdoesnât have an album or a press kit or a rider. Iâm not even sure if the trioâs songs have titles. Hurry Up! does have passion, though. Itâs inspiring to see people who should probably be burnt out on rock music finding bliss in such blistering, minimal rock ânâ roll. CASEY JARMAN. The Know, 2026 NE Alberta St., 473-8729. 8 pm. Call venue for ticket information. 21+.