Want to see some live music tonight? Here are your best options, curated by the Willamette Week music staff.
SATURDAY, NOV. 21
Bim Ditson's Campaign Launch Party with Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Sam Coomes
[BIM FOR THE WIN] Bim Ditson's run for mayor is looking a lot more real. The And And And drummer and Portland music scene booster will formally launch his campaign on Nov. 21 at Bunk Bar. Ditson, who promises to "give a voice to the cultural identity of our city," will be collecting signatures to get his name on the ballot, as well as recruiting volunteers. Coming just before Thanksgiving, the event will also double as a food drive and, naturally, a concert with performances from Wooden Indian Burial Ground and Sam Coomes of Quasi. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave. 8 pm. Free. 21+.
Youth Lagoon, Taylor McFerrin
[STRANGE FLOWERS] Trevor Powers' warbly bedroom symphonies can be thought of as the distant, more experimental and spaced-out cousin to fellow Boise natives Built To Spill. On his third LP, Savage Hills Ballroom, he shines under the polish of producer Ali Chant, and age has broadened his lyrical spotlight to include biography and societal malevolence. The broader, more textured pop template sets a gorgeous foundation for the ugly realities of toxic relationships, self-medication and death. CRIS LANKENAU. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St. 9 pm. $23. 21+.
Midday Veil, Swahili, Antecessor
[RITUAL PSYCH] Seattle's Midday Veil conjure a potent blend of deep-space psychedelia as a five piece synth-rock ensemble. The seven songs on latest release The Wilderness span nearly 45 minutes and explore fatalistic themes, while probing enduring cosmic wisdom through a variety of styles and improvisational freakouts, ranging anywhere from stoner dirge to trip hop chill. As purveyors of the electronica label Translinguistic Other, Midday Veil orbit around new-age mysticism, imbued with a reverence for the craft that transcends the kitsch factor of exotic bells and whistles in their live performance. Tonight's show also features the triumphant return of local synth-fiends Antecessor, with a hydra of hardware harkening to Tangerine Dream and recent turns to Morodor-inflected disco grooviness. WYATT SCHAFFNER. Kenton Club, 2025 N Kilpatrick St. 9:30 pm. $5. 21+.
Summer Cannibals, Divers, Sioux Falls
[PORTLAND ROCK] Any chance to see Divers—Portland's best live band—is an opportunity you must jump on. Paired with alt-rock revivalists Summer Cannibals, it's downright essential. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave. 9 pm. $10. 21+.