ROCKS OFF: Another
hip-hop show in Portland was shut down early last weekend, though
police had nothing to do with it. Management at Alhambra Theatre pulled
the plug on Sir Michael Rocks on Oc
WEDNESDAY OCT. 15
ALL JANE NO DICK
[COMEDY] The all-lady comedy festival has
secured another powerful lineup, anchored by headliner Kate Berlant,
whose digressive, improvisational style tends mo
Shane Torres and Friends
[COMEDY] It’s a sad day for local comedy: Standup stalwart Shane Torres is off to New York. He’s one of Portland’s hardest-working comics, bringing a disarmingly casual style to jokes about plasma centers and getting fired from Kinko’s. He’ll be joined by lots of other talented locals. Bring tissues.
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Danava
[BLUES RIFFING] Though not really doomy, there’s a sturdy 1970s metal obsession running through not just the music but the imagery Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats have mined over the course of three albums. Of course, the Brits toured with Ozzy and company, so that’s an easy touchstone. And on its first extended tour of the State...
GOLDEN ALE: Oregon
had another good year at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival, the
largest beer competition in the world. Oregon won 22 medals, including
seven golds, the biggest of whic
WEDNESDAY OCT. 8
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
[MUSIC] Led by the towering songwriting
trifecta of Carl Newman, Neko Case and Dan Bejar, the Pornos are one of
those groups where it’s nearly impossib
Friday, Oct. 3 Fresh Hop Festival
[BEER] Fresh hops, finally. Base Camp, Beer Valley, Breakside, Burnside, BridgePort, Boring— before leaving “B.” Tickets come in a sliding scale, but we’ll go ahead and recommend the $20 option with 10 tasters, plus a pocketed schedule of the 70 bus. Oaks Park, Southeast Spokan...More
Thursday, Oct. 2 Sherrie Wolf: Museum
[ART] For sheer voluptuary sumptuousness in still-life painting, you can’t beat Sherrie Wolf. With unimpeachable technique, she conjures Old World vignettes of fruits, goblets, vases, puddling fabrics and, above all, flowers. Her piece Relics #1 is sensualist on the verge of orgiastic. She also incorpor...
MARTSCH MARCH: Indie-rock
stars, they’re just like us! They go to weddings, and sometimes even
play them, too! Boise legends Built to Spill came to Portland on Sept.
27 to headline the Crystal