In this new column, WW music calendar and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass.
(9 pm, $3, 21+)
â For all Simon Posfordâs gifts of producing and DJing freak-psych-trance-hop, his real gift is that of marketing. Shpongle shows are no mere concerts, they are events âpresentedâ by Posford, briefly prepackaged forays into county Black Rock. His 2014 tour presents the Shpongletron 3.0, a sculpture of crystals and eyeballs with trip-enhancing visuals projected thither. Itâs $22 for Saturdayâs show at the Roseland, but youâre already dropping at least that much on drugs anyway. (8:30 pm, $22, all ages)
â As the ambient Ethernet, Tim Gray won over the hearts of the experimental scene, both at home and nationally. But as Tanuki House, he shows that heâs got more astringent tastes. Heâll debut his live set of four-on-the-floor on Saturday at the Rose, with tastes ranging from acid house to dub techno. (9 pm, $5, 21+)