FRIDAY, JUNE 10
[COUNTRY NOIR] Adia Victoria's brooding take on roots music boasts dark, gothic elements, with murky guitars and sharp storytelling. Acting as an extensive swan song to her 20s, her debut, Beyond the Bloodhounds, serves up glum wit with a side of disheartened realization. Consider her country's Chelsea Wolfe. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave., 503-328-2865. 9:30 pm. $10. 21+.
[BRAD PITT] In a drastic change of pace from his pouty Interview With the Vampire performance, Brad Pitt's unhinged, twitchy, manic turn as a pretty-boy mental patient in 12 Monkeys is a psychopath for the ages. Considering he stands out from everything else in Terry Gilliam's sci-fi bug-out, that's really saying something. Hollywood Theatre. 9:30 pm Friday, June 10.
[ON STAGE] Tis the season for campy, hormonal teen dramas. The final show of Triangle's 26th season is the 2011 Broadway version of Green Day's 2004 album, in which Johnny, Tunny and Will try to remedy their angst by fleeing to drugs, the military and beer, respectively. Voodoo is sponsoring the show, at a theater known for giving away Corn Nuts at Heathers and making Liza Minnelli-themed cocktails for Liza! Liza! Liza! The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 NE Sandy Blvd., 503-239-5919. 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, June 9-July 2. $15-$35.
Portland Fruit Beer Festival
[BEER] The first and almost certainly best fruit beer fest in the country returns for its sixth year. Expect apricot ginger beer from Dogfish Head, cactus beer from Ex Novo, Apricot IBUsive from Fat Head's, and lots of cider. North Park Blocks, Northwest Park Avenue and Davis Street, fruitbeerfest.com. 11:30 am-9 pm. Through June 12. $25 for 12 to 15 drink tickets. All ages.
Queer Comedy Showcase
[PRIDE] Headliner DeAnne Smith (of HBO's Funny as Hell) is a Canadian comic who strums a ukulele, sports the style of a Green Day fanboy and joked about abortion on Craig Ferguson. Portlanders Belinda Carroll and Whitney Streed will back her up. Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 and 9:30 pm. $15 advance, $20 at the door.
Voivod, King Parrot, Child Bite, Weresquatch
[SPACE METAL] Portland welcomed Voivod back last year with a sold-out show at Hawthorne Theatre. It had been a long wait: The progressive-metal pioneers had not graced our city since 1999. The current lineup, featuring original vocalist Snake and founding drummer-conceptualist Away, proved that a band 35 years into its career could still play with enthusiasm and draw from a catalog spanning thrash-metal roots, major-label high points and elder-statesman artistry. In February 2016, Voivod released the Post Society EP, which is, incredibly, one of its finest releases to date. NATHAN CARSON. Dante's, 350 W Burnside St. 9 pm. $18. 21+.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
Bowie vs. Prince Pedalpalooza Ride
[ENCORE] It's the 10th and final team ride. Pick your hero and join hoards of bikers as they pedal through the streets with faces painted and hearts on their purple sleeves, blasting "Ziggy Stardust" or "Purple Rain." Sewallcrest City Park, Southeast 31st Avenue and Market Street. 7:30 pm. Free.
The 88th annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
[AM I SWEDISH?] Scandinavians are often lumped into one big group of Vikings-turned-Volvo drivers. This weekend, Portland Scandinavians will celebrate their heritage at the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival and a separate Viking Breakfast (Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave., 8:30 am. Story Time at 10 am). But look closely and you may notice some small but important differences between Swedes, Norwegians and Danes. Which Scandinavian nationality should you identify with? Take our quiz to find out. Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, scanheritage.org, 11 am-6 pm. $7, under 12 free.
The Benefits of Gusbandry Screening Party
[PRIDE] Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times just called out Portlander Alicia J. Rose's comedy series, and you could watch the Broad City-esque show for free on YouTube. Or you can join WW, Belinda Carroll, Rose and the show's cast for a free binge-watch party. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St. 8 pm. Free. 21+.
[SLO-FI] With Klickitat, Best New Band finalist Bed has effectively written the soundtrack for not wanting to wake up in the morning. On their debut EP, husband-and-wife duo Sierra and Alex Haager offer lethargic, pillowy sounds, with prominent guitar riffs that sway in place like a pendulum in slow motion. It's a bit like Luna, with palpable '90s rock leanings reflective of the faint, distant glimmer of a coin at the bottom of a pool. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., with Genders and Little Star. 9 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.
The Body, R.I.P., L.I.A.R.
[HEAVY NON-METAL] The Body's 2016 album, No One Deserves Happiness, is not a metal album, and the Body is not a metal band. It plays an extremely heavy mix of pop, post-punk, electronic, industrial and choral music, usually overlaid with Chip King's haunting shrieks, at times so high-pitched and distorted they sound like actual industrial machinery. No One will probably be the best heavy album released by a Portland band this year, but don't call it heavy metal. WALKER MACMURDO. The Know, 2026 NE Alberta St. 8 pm. $10. 21+.
Møtrik, Blesst Chest, No Parts
[KRAUTROCK] Portland's Møtrik is the kind of band that wears its influence on its sleeve and in its name. It's a clear reference to motorik, the 4/4 beat most associated with early-'70s German experimental rock. For fans of krautrock or anyone who gets bored with verse-chorus-verse structure, Møtrik does not disappoint. Its instrumental songs are lengthy and far-reaching journeys, all held down by the control and precision of that underlying rhythm. The band hasn't released any new material since 2014's self-titled album, but according to social media the musicians have been doing some writing. Perhaps they'll be looking to test out some of the new stuff live? SHANNON GORMLEY. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave. 9:30 pm. $5. 21+.
Ural Thomas & the Pain
[NEW OLD SOUL] Only a singer as joyful as Ural Thomas can truly convey the wounds of love. On his debut full-length with the Pain, the young backing band that came together three years ago to elevate the 75-year-old soulman from lost relic to local living legend, the hurt runs deep. The album is dominated by sublime ballads aching with romantic betrayal. But Thomas geSt a chance to show off the grittier edges of his voice in closer "I'll Be Gone," a clap-along stomper in the mold of "Land of 1,000 Dances." (If you really want to hear him holler, a limited-edition bonus LP of remastered singles from his '60s heyday is included with the vinyl.) MATTHEW SINGER. Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., 8 pm. $17.50 advance, $20 day of show. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
Verified: STYLSS Takeover
[ELECTRO VIBES] Portland electronic label and artist collective STYLSS is taking over Holocene with tracks like "Mashdi" by Onhell, which sounds like if Shlohmo and DJ Mustard worked together—the perfect vibes for cruising down any West Coast city street on a sunny day. Another top track? "Omniscient, They" by Eastghost. It's as unexpectedly mind-blowing as it is emotionally powerful, while pushing the envelope of "electronic music," whatever that means. The STYLSS takeover features Eastghost, Onhell, Shmuck the Loyal, Jvnitor, Quarry and more. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 9 pm. $8. 21+.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12
BarFly 17th Anniversary
[DRUNKENNESS] Local party bus and bar site BarFly celebrates its almost-legal anniversary with a concert featuring And And And and the Minders, a VD cake walk (Voodoo, not venereal), a stripper petting zoo where strippers do the petting, a mini-bike joust and a beard-shearing station. White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave., whiteowlsocialclub.com, 3 pm-1 am. $6. 21+.
Fred Hersch & Anat Cohen
[LYRICAL JAZZ] Easily one of the finest and most popular jazz pianist-composers of his generation, Fred Hersch has released three dozen albums, and earned eight Grammy nominations and the admiration of critics and fans, while Israeli-American saxophonist-clarinetist Anat Cohen blends trad and modern jazz, classical and, lately, Latin American sounds. They are simply two of jazz's finest players, aesthetically similar enough to complement each other, yet different enough to challenge each other to achieve new, spontaneous creative summits. BRETT CAMPBELL. The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave. 7:30 pm. $25 advance, $30 day of show.
Mattress, NRVS LVRS, Reptaliens
[WEIRD STUFF] Mattress is weird. Out here in Portland, that's a serious compliment. For starters, there's Rex Marshall's voice, somehow sounding like a mix between an '80s post-punk crooner and a doom-metal overlord. Then there's the anxious synths and rhythms that manage to be sparse and minimal while also sounding chaotic and claustrophobic. Mattress' new single, "Fuck the Future," maintains all that good stuff while cleaning up the project's sound by dialing down the lo-fi signatures and pushing Marshall's voice to the front of the mix. It's a promising sign for his new album, due this summer. SHANNON GORMLEY. Rontoms, 600 E Burnside St. 8 pm. Free. 21+.
Our New Girl
[DRAMA DRAMA] Irish theater is back in Portland, thanks to director Gemma Whelan of the one-and-only contemporary Irish company, Corrib Theatre. For this psychological drama about the downside of being a perfect London parent, Whelan has an amazing cast, including Nikki Weaver, Paige A. McKinney and the infallible Todd Van Voris. Portland Actors Conservatory, 1436 SW Montgomery St., corribtheatre.org. 2 pm. $25.
[SUPER SCREENING] The latest in the X-franchise proves that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not the only home for A-grade superhero fare. With Apocalypse, writer Bryan Singer has finally steered the ship back on course, crafting one of the greatest comics pictures to date. Read the full review. Rated PG-13. Critic's Grade: B+. NATHAN CARSON.
Captain America: Civil War
[SUPER-ER SCREENING] Captain America: Civil War is proof you can jam pretty much every superhero in your roster into one film and still let individuals shine. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo could have just put the heroes in a big-ass sandbox and let them duke it out. They do that, and it's spectacular. But there's nothing redundant in the action here. Civil War is fun. It's smart. It's coherent. And, most importantly, it allows its heart to beat strongly amid the chaos. Your move, DC. Read the full review. Rated PG-13.Critic's Grade: A-. AP KRYZA.