Words by Alexandra Jasura
Tuesday: Big Freedia with Magic Mouth and Thanks
Red Bull Sound Select strikes again, this time with New Orleans’ famous bounce artist Big Freedia. You’ll likely never catch her at this price again, so it’s worth the trek to Mississippi. Supported by the equally dancetastic Magic Mouth, it’s bound to prompt the most movement you’ll ever see at a Portland show.
Mississippi Studios, 9 PM, $3 with RSVP or $12 at the door
Wednesday: Fanno Creek with Tomten and Animal Eyes
Mississippi is the place to be on Wednesday, as local favorites Fanno Creek say goodbye to the show circuit for at least six months. Seattle’s dreamy Tomten and Portland’s own Animal Eyes support.
Mississippi Studios, 8 PM, $5
Thursday: Grandparents with Turner Capehart, Rio Grands and Thomas Mudrick & Boing
Local psych pop prodigies Grandparents haven’t played a show since October. Rumor had it we’d have to wait til summer for another live set from the group, but providence has them gracing the Holocene stage tonight.
Holocene, 8 PM, $5
Friday: Weed with Modern Marriage
Vancouver rockers Weed are slipping through town. They’ll be supported by local act Modern Marriage who spin dreamy hazes out of straightforward fare.
Discourage Records, 7 PM, $5
Saturday: Future Islands with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and Jason Urick
Baltimore’s finest are in town on the back of their new LP. What can we tell you? You either already know you need to catch it or you haven’t heard Future Islands. Check them out here and pick up those Herring moves while you’re at it:
Doug Fir, 9 PM, $17
Sunday: Death Songs with Be Calm Honcho
There’s this little bar on Burnside that has a weekly music showcase on Sundays. It’s pretty cool, maybe worth checking out sometime if you’ve never been. This week features the shambling Death Songs and San Francisco’s Be Calm Honcho.
Rontoms, 9 PM, free