Nightlife

Dance clubs, karaoke and comedy all come out at night in Portland — as do late happy hours, swanky bowling and other unexpected delights.

Portland's Bar Scene

From speakeasies to classy rooftop bars, Portland's after-hours spots are sure to satisfy.

Nightlife Round-Up

Portland comes alive after dark, with restaurants, clubs, theaters, concert venues and performance halls open late all over town.

Late-Night Bites

When hunger strikes after closing time, head to these local eateries that stay open late.

  • Tik Tok

    Hearty, home-style dishes like chicken-fried steak smothered in gravy, meatloaf and deep-fried fish and chips await at this diner, which stays open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen

    Tuck in to a belly-warming bowl of pho and other Vietnamese dishes at this downtown Portland eatery, which stays open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Original Hotcake House

    Beloved by local night owls and pancake enthusiasts, Portland's Original Hotcake House stays open 24/7, dishing up delicious diner grub and breakfast classics.

  • Voodoo Doughnut – Northeast

    Open 24/7, this iconic Portland destination's second outpost sells wild doughnuts topped with ingredients like bubblegum and bacon (and has shorter lines than the original spot in downtown Portland).

  • The Roxy

    A downtown Portland classic since 1994, The Roxy serves hearty diner fare (including the "Big Fat Heart Attack Special) 24 hours a day, Wednesdays through Sundays.

Alcohol-Free Fun in Portland

Just because you're older than 21, doesn't mean you have to act like it. Portland has a wide range of events that require no alcohol whatsoever to enjoy.

Dancing in Portland

Get your groove on at these Portland nightclubs, dance halls and studios.

Portland’s Best Dance Halls

From salsa and line dancing to Lindy hop and blues, our itinerary will help you discover the city’s favorite venues and popular weekly dance events.

Dance Clubs

Portland may be best known for its indie music, but with a wide variety of dance clubs, the city has a rhythm that'll get just about anyone moving.

Tango in Portland

The City of Roses boasts one of the best tango communities outside of Buenos Aires, with dances and lessons available almost every night.

5 to Try

Nightlife Spots

For a late-night party scene, locals recommend these five hot spots.

  • Dig a Pony

    Dig A Pony has one of the largest bar tops in town, DJs playing an eclectic mix of records every night and an enticing and varied food menu.

  • Holocene

    A popular independent music venue, Holocene also hosts Gaycation, one of the city's longest-standing dance parties.

  • White Owl Social Club

    White Owl Social Club is a bar, restaurant, music venue and event space in Portland’s Central Eastside. They offer a large vegan menu, plus wine, craft beer and unique craft cocktails that focus on products from local and regional distilleries.

  • Goodfoot Pub & Lounge

    This Southeast Portland dance club hosts many international musicians and eclectic styles. It also has a robust food menu, nightly drink specials and occasional art openings.

  • Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

    East Burnside’s iconic Doug Fir is known for live shows in the lounge downstairs, hearty brunch and generous dinner plates enjoyed in the mid-century meets log-cabin dining room.

Portland’s Entertainment District

On weekend nights, several blocks in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood are closed to cars, making it easy to visit the area's many dance clubs and bars.

Comedy in Portland

Discover the next up-and-coming comic at one of Portland's many comedy showcases and festivals.

All Jane Comedy Festival

Portland's five-day comedy festival showcases nearly 50 female comedians each October.

Comedy in Portland

Check out plenty of in-demand comedians in a classic format for sidesplitting humor — live and in person.

Free Live Music and Comedy in Portland

Discover a new favorite comic or musician at Portland's free concerts and comedy nights, scattered across the city and scheduled throughout the week.

More Nightlife

Looking for something to do tonight? Scroll through a round-up of some of our favorite nightlife activities.

Upcoming Nightlife Events

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $16 advance, $20 door

The world’s most endeared art-rock mothertruckers …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead return to celebrate the release of their 10th album, X: The Godless Void and Other Stories.

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The Green
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

The Green

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $25 advance, $30 door

Since forming on O’ahu, Hawai’i, in 2009, The Green has become one of the most successful and beloved bands in the reggae genre. During their relatively short career, the band has been awarded a Best Reggae Album nod from iTunes (2010, for their self-titled debut), four coveted Na Hoku Hanohano awards in their native Hawai’i…

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Drunken Prayer
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

Drunken Prayer

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $10 – $12

Drunken Prayer (a.k.a. Freakwater’s Morgan Geer) celebrates the release of his fifth full-length album, Cordelia Elsewhere. With: Hearts of Oak, Annachristie Saphire.

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Leif Vollebekk
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

Leif Vollebekk

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $14 – $17

Melancholy pop songs from Montreal adopted singer-songwriter.

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Wet Fruit
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

Wet Fruit

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $5

Wet Fruit’s debut self-titled release is a powerful first move for the Portland, Oregon group of DIY shredders. They have come from many different underground projects such as ​Tender Age​, ​Máscaras​, ​Sávila​, ​Bitch’n​, ​Sun Angle​ and countless others to form this star-studded super group. With: Gamelan Wahyu Dari Langit, Salol.

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Kathleen Madigan: 8 O’Clock Happy Hour Tour
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Kathleen Madigan: 8 O’Clock Happy Hour Tour

Newmark Theatre $35

For 29 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. From 25 appearances on the Tonight Show to recently riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Madigan is still…

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Dopapod
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Dopapod

Wonder Ballroom $16

Symmetry defines Dopapod. The band and each of its seven albums sports a palindromic name, meaning it can be read the same forward as backward.

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Eddie Berman
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Eddie Berman

Polaris Hall $12 advance, $15 door

Poetic, soulful Portland songwriter with naturalistic new LP, Frontiers.

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Ozomatli
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Ozomatli

Revolution Hall $25 – $30

Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli’s success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop…

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The Mother Hips
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

The Mother Hips

Alberta Rose Theatre $25

The Mother Hips’ harmony-driven, sun-drenched guitar rock has been lighting up the West Coast for 25 years and shows no sign of stopping, with their latest release Chorus.

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Bonny Light Horseman
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Bonny Light Horseman

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $17 advance, $20 door

Mississippi Studios & Pickathon present the eclectic folk supergroup.

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BAYNK
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

BAYNK

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $16 – $21

A Study In Movement Tour.

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Rick Monroe
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

Rick Monroe

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill $15-$20

Where’s there’s smoke, there’s fire — and for Rick Monroe the artist, the future burns quite bright indeed. It’s taken Monroe a lifetime of searching, stretching and experimenting to finally get to make a record as solid as Smoke, but the results have made the overall journey quite worthwhile.

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Pigs On the Wing - Animals Tour
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

Pigs On the Wing – Animals Tour

Revolution Hall $22

Portland, Oregon-based Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing announce the band’s 2019-2020 production, Animals – a two-set Pink Floyd concert experience featuring a full performance of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals, along with a full second set highlighting the very best of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters-era catalogue.

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Rhett Miller
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

Rhett Miller

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $20 advance, $24 door

Old 97’s frontman and solo artist.

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The Ballroom Blitz
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

The Ballroom Blitz

Polaris Hall $20 advance, $25 door

The Ballroom Blitz: A Total Glam Bam For Bowie. In the early 1970s, a musical rebellion took place in Britain. These revolutionaries, armed with fantastical lyrics, outrageous personas and sexual ambiguity created a push back against the macho culture of rock and roll. They covered ’60s flower power and bubblegum in glitter, zipped it up…

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The Lil Smokies
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

The Lil Smokies

Aladdin Theater $20

Drawing on the energy of a rock band and the Laurel Canyon songwriting of the ‘70s, The Lil Smokies are reimagining their approach to roots music on Tornillo, named for the remote Texas town where the album was recorded. Produced by Bill Reynolds (The Avett Brothers, Band of Horses), Tornillo is the band’s third studio…

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Struggle Jennings
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

Struggle Jennings

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill $15

Struggle Jennings was destined to be an outlaw. The grandson of legendary Country Music icon Waylon Jennings, Struggle is part of a long legacy of gangsters, outlaws and rock stars. Growing up as a black sheep in his family, he fought his way out of the streets of West Nashville and into the studio where…

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Becky with the Good Jokes
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

Becky with the Good Jokes

Funhouse Lounge $8 advance, $12 at the door

Becky with the Good Jokes returns to the Funhouse Lounge stage. Spectacular comedians. Good news. Prizes. Late night show – style video bits. A confetti finale. Runner-Up for Best Comedy Event in the Willamette Week’s ‘Best of Portland’, Becky with the Good Jokes is a one-in-a-million comedy show/lovefest which cannot be described in words, you…

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Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Free

The Crystal Ballroom will be flinging its doors open to this free, all-ages birthday wing-ding. With the Crystal Hotel open, the birthday fun covers two city blocks: music in four different rooms; music in Al’s Den; kids fun; food and drink specials; tastings of McMenamins’ spirits, wine and beer; and of course a special birthday…

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Wolf Parade
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

Wolf Parade

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $28 advance, $30 door

The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are on proud display over the course of Cry Cry Cry, the band’s thunderous first album in seven years. That unique combination of sounds and influences, spearheaded by electric co-frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner-a complex yet relatable, energetic brew…

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Ron Pope
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

Ron Pope

Aladdin Theater $25-$75

Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Ron Pope, has been navigating a sea change as of late. In the immediate aftermath of the birth of his first child, before he’d found his footing in this extraordinary new reality, a jarring incident left him contemplating his own mortality. After completely scrapping early recording sessions for the upcoming album Bone Structure…

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Tuesday Night Trivia
Ongoing

Tuesday Night Trivia

Lightning Will Bar & Grill Free

Every Tuesday, Lightning Will hosts a trivia night in collaboration with Sporcle Live. Each week will feature all new questions from a variety of mind-boggling categories. It’s free to play, and winners will receive gift cards or swag prizes. Come early, grab a craft beer or some tacos and a Tecate for $5, Show off…

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Howard Jones Acoustic Trio
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

Howard Jones Acoustic Trio

Revolution Hall $39.50

Howard Jones Acoustic Trio is an intimate stripped-down trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Featuring Howard on electric piano, Robin Boult (Roger Daltry, Dave Stewart, Fish) on acoustic guitar and Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, Belinda Carlisle, John Paul Jones) on chapman stick, these shows deliver a fresh take on Howard’s best-known hits. These shows also provide…

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Radical Face
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

Radical Face

Wonder Ballroom $25

Radical Face is a musical act whose main member is Ben Cooper.

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Juliana Hatfield
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

Juliana Hatfield

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $20

Juliana and her band will be performing fan favorites from her solo catalogue and most recent album Weird, along with select covers from the recent Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John and Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police.

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Mike Gordon
Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

Mike Gordon

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $30 advance, $35 door

Phish bassist Mike Gordon returns to the road with his band which includes longtime collaborators Scott Murawski and Craig Myers, organ and synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums. Most artists have a fixed ritual or routine that they rely on to inspire their efforts from concept to fruition. Gordon tends to establish…

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Dude York
Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

Dude York

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $12 advance, $14 door

Energetic Seattle trio playing shimmering punk and moody underground pop.

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Hit Machine
Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

Hit Machine

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill $10-$20

Created by Bart Hafeman, the energy projected from this five-piece band is highly contagious to say the least. The band plays hits from all eras, and it’s not uncommon to hear “Stayin’ Alive” (Bee Gees), “Kiss” (Prince), “Dynamite” (Taio Cruz) and “You Shook Me All Night Long” (AC/DC) all in the same set.

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Destroyer
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

Destroyer

Aladdin Theater $22

Dan Bejar initially conceived of Have We Met, his 13th album as Destroyer out January 31, as a Y2K album. He was already active during the era but not heard overhead in a cafe or salon, which is perhaps what the idea of the Y2K sound evokes nearly two decades later. Bejar assigned frequent producer…

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Federale
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

Federale

Polaris Hall $15 advance, $17 door

As a mournful whistle carves through fevered melancholia, the first stirrings of No Justice’s title track evoke the mean streets and rusted prairies of a blighted small folk roiling with palpable desperation. Embracing the enormous scope of orchestral cinematic production while subduing the bombast of electrified riffage, longtime Brian Jonestown Massacre bassist Collin Hegna has…

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George Harrison's All Things Must Pass - 50th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

George Harrison's All Things Must Pass – 50th Anniversary Celebration

Revolution Hall $20

In 2002, Olivia and Dhani Harrison memorialized George on the one year anniversary of his death with a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The Concert for George featured Eric Clapton as musical director and a special opening with an original Indian classical music performance by Ravi and Anoushka Shankar. For one night only, 30+…

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Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono

Aladdin Theater $35

Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono are two legends of Hawaiian music. Each became an icon in the 1970s, both at the creative forefront as Hawaiian music reinvented itself. They have continued to lead the way for over 4 decades. Keola Beamer’s contributions to slack key guitar during the 1970s began to spark public interest in…

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Boombox
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

Boombox

Wonder Ballroom $17

A little house, a little blues, a little funk, a little rock and a whole lot of soul blast through Boombox. Since first emerging in 2004, founder, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Zion Rock Godchaux has been quietly seasoning this simmering recipe to perfection. However, it reaches a boiling point on his forthcoming 2018 fifth album,…

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Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

Super Diamond – The Neil Diamond Tribute

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $20 advance, $25 day of show

San Francisco’s Super Diamond has become one of the most popular live shows at major nightclubs, theaters, ballrooms and public events throughout the United States. For over a decade, the band has consistently performed sell-out shows at venues such as Irving Plaza in New York, 930 Club in Washington D.C., Bimbo’s in San Francisco and…

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Sabado de Perreo
Ongoing

Sabado de Perreo

Culture $10

Every first Saturday at Culture is all about reggaeton, Latin trap, dembow, bachata and more. DJ Gatto and DJ R2 will be bringing you the hottest music in these Latin rhythms with surprise guest DJs. Get on the guestlist for free cover before it closes by texting “firstsaturday” to 31996. This is a 21 and…

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Reverend Horton Heat
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020

Reverend Horton Heat

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $30-$50

Loaded guns, space heaters and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath’s imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing and reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He’s a time-travelling space-cowboy on a endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer and “psychobillier”…

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Frank Irwin Quintet
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020

Frank Irwin Quintet

1905 $10 at the door

Presented by PJCE Records. The Frank Irwin Quintet will bring its evocative brand of jazz to The 1905. Inspired by his work as a middle school teacher, bassist/composer Chris Frank lets the humanity of music shine through his compositions and arrangements, embracing a songbook that takes listeners through an eclectic array of genres, from show…

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Scary Home Companion February Show
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020

Scary Home Companion February Show

Dante’s $10 advance, $12 (cash only) at the door

Summoned from the deepest darkest pits of Hell and doomed to roam the earth for eternity (or at least one season per demonic contract) comes the creepy and comical live radio staged show, Portland’s own, Scary Home Companion. This isn’t your father’s live radio show, it’s the one he kept the shotgun and holy water…

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Homeboy Sandman
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020

Homeboy Sandman

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $13 advance, $15 door

Picasso claimed that the purpose of art is to wash the “dust of daily life off our souls.” Homeboy Sandman asks on Dusty, “Why would I complain when I’m alive making art?” In the course of his Mello Music debut, the Queens virtuoso answers himself with 15 soul-assessing confessionals that sweep the entropy and daily…

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Josiah Johnson
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

Josiah Johnson

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $12 advance, $14 door

Although healing can be the hardest thing to do, Josiah Johnson has allowed his recovery from the darkness of addiction to fuel a bright new return to music. A former and founding member of indie-folk band The Head and The Heart, Johnson’s burgeoning solo career offers him the ability to dive into a restored self….

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Queensrÿche
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

Queensrÿche

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $38 advance, $40 day of show

Rock icons Queensrÿche’s newest album The Verdict, came out March 1, 2019 via Century Media Records. To support The Verdict, Queensrÿche have also announced their spring U.S. headline tour with special guests Fates Warning. With: John 5, Eve to Adam.

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Smosh Live - Try Not To Laugh Tour
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

Smosh Live – Try Not To Laugh Tour

Revolution Hall $35 – $55

Smosh is the largest sketch comedy brand on the Internet. Co-founded in 2005 by Ian Hecox, Smosh is celebrating it’s 15 year anniversary by launching their very first tour ever in February 2020. Ian will be joined on stage by Courtney Miller, Damien Haas and Shayne Topp for the Try Not to Laugh Tour.

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Mattiel
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

Mattiel

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $13

Vintage-inspired, genre-melding avant garde garage rock from Atlanta. With: Calvin Love.

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An Evening with Sinead O'Connor
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

An Evening with Sinead O'Connor

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $45 advance, $50 day of show

An artist beyond comparison – unique, uncompromising, a pioneer, a visionary are just some of the descriptions that might only touch the surface of Sinead O’Connor. She embodies a voice with beauty and innocence, a spirit part punk, part mystic with a combined fearlessness and gentle authenticity.

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City of the Sun
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

City of the Sun

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar $15 advance, $18 door

The experiential music of City of the Sun is the sound you didn’t know you were missing. New York City’s powerhouse trio flip the perception of instrumental music, attracting a whole new generation to the genre. Formed in 2011, City of the Sun features guitarists John Pita, Avi Snow, and percussionist Zach Para. The band’s…

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Lloyd Cole - Rattlesnakes to Guesswork Tour
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

Lloyd Cole – Rattlesnakes to Guesswork Tour

Polaris Hall $25 advance, $28 door

Some albums coalesce around a title. Lloyd Cole’s new album is one such record. Guesswork mirrors the uncertainty of the world as you enter your third act. Guesswork is consistent with a record whose protagonists seem reluctant to venture confidently beyond the moment. With: Lloyd Cole.

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Chastity Belt
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

Chastity Belt

Wonder Ballroom $15

Chastity Belt is an American rock band formed in Walla Walla, Washington, in 2010. Consisting of Julia Shapiro, Lydia Lund, Annie Truscott and Gretchen Grimm, the band plays a style of alternative rock, rock and roll, noise pop, and pop rock. With: Loose Tooth.

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Maita
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

Maita

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $10

A stellar evening in the lounge with some of Portland’s finest indie rock and alt-pop bands. With: Sama Dams, Wave Action.

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Temples
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

Temples

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge $25

Groovy and nostalgic psych rock from UK four-piece. With: Art d’Ecco, Shadowgraphs.

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