Wednesday Dec. 30
Mean Jeans, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Therapists
[POP PUNK] In 2016, the Jeans will finally release the follow-up to 2012's incredible On Mars, which found Portland's (if not the world's) best band joining the Ramones, Screeching Weasel and Green Day in the pop-punk pantheon. The Liquor Store, 3341 SE Belmont St. 9 pm. $6. 21+.
Thursday Dec. 31
Magic Sword, Minden, Foul Weather
[ELECTRO CLASH] With lightsabers back in vogue, it's a good time to be Magic Sword, two masked, glow-sword-wielding druids from the planet Boise whose music sounds like Daft Punk scoring an '80s sci-fi epic. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663, dougfirlounge.com. 9 pm. $20 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid
[DESI DANCE] For the 15th year, DJs Anjali and the Incredible Kid celebrate their New Year's show with a mashup of Bollywood and bhangra sounds with Latin rhythms. Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., 232-2759. 9 pm-3 am. $27.50 advance, $40 at the door. 21+.
Friday Jan. 1
New Year's Day Rehab Brunch
[BOOZE] EastBurn will host a rehab brunch starting at 10 am, with a bloody mary bar and $2 mimosa refills that make it sound less like rehab than just…more drinking. EastBurn, 1800 E Burnside St., 236-2876. 10 am.
Saturday Jan. 2
[INDIE FLICK] Hollywood actress and producer Angela Landis stars in and will attend the Portland premiere of this new indie comedy from Bizarro novelist Laura Lee Bahr. In it, struggling actress Samantha is swept into a plot of violent dognappers, gothic bondage cultists and starving artists. Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St., 223-4527. 6:30 and 9:30 pm. $4.
Tuesday, Jan. 5
[BOOKS] Wariner's book, The Sound of Gravel, recalls her upbringing as the 39th of 42 children in a church that told its members God wanted to destroy the world and women needed to breed to get into heaven. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 7:30 pm. Free.