Friday, Sept. 13
Diarrhea Planet
Portland Actors Conservatory, 1436 SW Montgomery St., 274-1717. 7:30 pm Thursdays- Fridays and 2 pm Sunday, Sept. 15. Through Sept. 21. $15-$18.
Aaron Dilloway
Saturday, Sept. 14
Mitchell Jackson
5th Quadrant, 3901-B N Williams Ave., 288-3996. Noon-5 pm.
Campo (Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido), Still Standing You
Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. 6:30 pm Friday-Saturday, Sept. 13-14. $20-$25. All ages.
Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Ball
Con- Way, 2170 NW Raleigh St., 224-7422. 10:30 pm. $8-$10.
Swamp Dogg
Julia Holter, Nedelle Torrisi
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 7:30 pm. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 21+.

Sunday, Sept. 15
Tomato Tasting
Dennis’ 7 Dees, 6025 SE Powell Blvd., 777-1421. 10 am-4 pm. Free.
Reel Bad Arabs
Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., 988-5123. 2 pm. Free.

The Legendary Pink Dots
[PSYCHEDELIA] The Legendary Pink Dots—established in 1980—have been around long enough to safely live up to their lofty moniker. The band has achieved mythical status on the strength of an awe-inspiring discography of psychedelic pop and gothic-leaning drama that doesn’t shy away from discordance. Even more impressively, the Dots have rarely flagged in terms of quality, up to and including their 2013 release, The Gethsemane Option, an album that finds harmony with Syd Barrett-esque whimsy, bucking drum machines and leader Edward Ka-Spel’s enticing purr of a voice. ROBERT HAM. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $20 advance, $22 day of show. 21+.

Haymarket Squares, Fast Rattler
[PUNK FOLK] Like an Americana counterpart to the Pogues with a very real chip on their shoulders, Phoenix, Ariz., quintet Haymarket Squares have taken old-school Appalachian folk and bluegrass and infused it with fuck-all puckishness. “I guess I don’t give a shit about giving a shit,” John Luther Norris snarls on one track from the group’s third record, Wild Ruckus , which also includes the requisite song about getting fucked up (“Let’s Get Fucked Up,” as it were), reluctantly falling for a Republican (“Forbidden Love”) and a polkafied cover of Pink Floyd’s “Hey You” you would be forgiven for mistaking for Weird Al—and that’s a compliment. It’s rowdy, goofy, wiseass stuff, a welcome infusion of angst and smarm in a genre often too self-serious to have any fun with tradition. AP KRYZA. White Eagle Saloon, 836 N Russell St., 282-6810. 7 pm. Free. 21+.

The Blow, We Put It Together So We Could Take It Apart
[PERFORMANCE POP ART] Khaela Maricich writes songs in order to explode them. Under the moniker the Blow, the ex-Portlander (now of Brooklyn, natch) has produced six albums of bang-up electro pop, accessible enough to win over Pitchfork and The New York Times. But in truth, the Blow—which started out of Olympia, Wash., in the early 2000s—is more ongoing performance-art piece than true pop group. Integrating monologues and concept-driven visuals into its performances, the band’s music is often just an excuse to put on a show, existing only to be mangled, contorted and reshaped live. Maricich and her creative partner, Melissa Dyne, just spent the last seven years crafting the self-titled follow up to 2006’s Paper Television, an “odyssey of experimentation” slated for release Oct. 1. And now, before it even comes out, they’re planning to destroy it. Little is known about what the Blow’s performance at TBA will entail exactly, but judging from the title, We Put It Together So We Can Take It Apart, there might not even be an album left to release come October. MATTHEW SINGER. Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. 8:30 pm Sunday-Monday, Sept. 15-16. $15-$20. All ages.

Caitlin Mathes 
[CABARET] Although both Portland Opera and Portland State recently produced his “Street Scene” and Storm Large sang his “Seven Deadly Sins” with the Oregon Symphony last year, 20thcentury composer Kurt Weill is still best known for his Threepenny Opera and its hit song, “Mack the Knife.” But there’s so much more smart, seductive and sometimes searing Weill music that deserves hearing, and in this Classical Revolution PDX cabaret-style show with Wild West overtones(!), former Portland Opera resident studio artist Caitlin Mathes will sing 90 minutes of it, accompanied by pianist David Saffert. Judging by her win at the 2011 Lotte Lenya Competition, her dazzling and theatrical vocal recital last year, as a compelling turn in Opera Theater Oregon’s The Cunning Little Vixen this summer, this young mezzosoprano is a star on the rise. BRETT CAMPBELL. Vie de Boheme, 1530 SE 7th Ave., 360-1233. 7:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 15. $5 suggested donation. 21+.