February appears to be like like it’ll shut out very sturdy if it is final week’s price of wonderfulness is any indication. Among the many plethora of wonderful Issues to Do that week are intimate concert events by larger-than-life personae, conversations with folks making an attempt to alter the world one pod at a time, birthday dinners which might be additional tasty, soul classics, sad-song masters, Broadway titans, and that is simply the beginning! Hit the hyperlinks beneath and cargo your plate accordingly

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Monday, Feb 24

Combo Chimbita, Sávila
Combo Chimbita takes nice delight of their Latinx roots, as heard within the cumbia and merengue rhythms they construct lots of their songs round. On “Testigo” and “Te Ví,” from their newest album Ahomale, the core components are the swishing sound of a guacharaca, a conventional Colombian percussion instrument, and drummer Dilemastronauta’s clambering enjoying, however all the pieces surrounding it pulls from a lot completely different sources. The guitars are pure acid rock, and the synthesizer are borrowed from ’70s-era Cluster information. Elsewhere, the band pulls on strands of reggae and divulges the affect of heavy metallic. Polish up your third eye and prepare to go on one hell of a journey. (Mon Feb 24, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, $16-18) ROBERT HAM

Andy Shauf, Molly Sarlé
Solely Andy Shauf may discover a flaw in his widely-acclaimed 2016 document The Occasion, which, along with gathering 10 attractive, Harry Nilsson-esque songs, explored a number of characters’ views from the identical gathering. In a Paste interview, Shauf explains the album was tough to tackle tour: “They had been songs that I made within the studio, so making an attempt to take them right down to only a guitar and a voice appeared not possible.” Along with his new, one way or the other much more extraordinary The Neon Skyline, Shauf crafted easy, profoundly highly effective people tunes to do exactly that. Every track stands by itself, however collectively they describe an strange night turned bittersweet when an previous love resurfaces. By the tip of the document you’re so intimately acquainted with recollections of “Judy” that when she really exhibits up in “The Moon,” you completely perceive his weighted confusion. This document is sort of a Raymond Carver e book. It places you there. (Mon Feb 24, Eight pm, Revolution Corridor, $20-25, all ages) SUZETTE SMITH

Omar Sosa, Yilian Cañizares: Aguas Trio
Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Cañizares hyperlink up with percussionist Gustavo Ovalles to carry out materials from their acclaimed 2018 album, Aguas, which mixes components of Afro-Cuban roots, Western classical music, and jazz. A part of the 2020 PDX Jazz Pageant (Mon Feb 24, 7:30 pm, The Previous Church, $25)

We Shall Overcome
The Newmark hosts Damian Sneed and his all-star assortment of performers for a jubilant night of gospel music impressed by the phrases and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that includes picks from the discographies of Duke Ellington, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Surprise, and naturally, Aretha Franklin. (Mon Feb 24, 7:30 pm, Newmark Theatre, $30-50)

Mr. Elevator, Completely satisfied Dagger, Spoon Benders
Take pleasure in a night of synth magic from Tomas Dolas (the Oh Sees) and his newest sonic undertaking, with help from Completely satisfied Dagger and Spoon Benders. (Mon Feb 24, 8:30 pm, Bunk Bar, $8)

Your Mind on Pleasure and In Love
OHSU neuroscientist Larry Sherman PhD and singer/songwriter and pianist Naomi LaViolette head up the newest installment of Science on Faucet with multi-media dialogue and live performance exploring how the mind experiences pleasure. (Mon Feb 24, 7 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $10-39)

Tuesday, Feb 25

Tituss Burgess
In 2019, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess dropped a really private six-track EP, Saint Tituss, pulling inspiration from musical theatre, R&B, pop, in addition to his personal journey by despair, homophobia, heartbreak, and self-acceptance. Burgess’ live performance, introduced by the Oregon Symphony, is just not half of a bigger tour, however slightly a one-off present that inexplicably is going on in Portland. (Burgess has carried out this system as soon as earlier than, at Carnegie Corridor three months in the past.) The musical occasion will mark the artist’s first time visiting the Rose Metropolis. “It’s gonna be very intimate, it’s a jazz trio,” Burgess says. “We’ll do a number of completely different genres: some issues I grew up listening to, some theatre items, a pair jazz requirements, after which some tunes which might be lesser recognized and that lend themselves to issues which have come out of the Nice American Songbook…. I hope folks come hungry with an open coronary heart and open ears. I’m prepared for you.” (Tues Feb 25, 7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Live performance Corridor, $32 & Up) JENNI MOORE

Tove Lo
Swedish pop star Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson, higher recognized by her stage identify Tove Lo, returns to the Roseland stage for an all-ages Portland cease on a North American tour supporting her newest album, Sunshine Kitty. (Tues Feb 25, Eight pm, Roseland, $30-32, all ages)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Even should you’ve by no means heard the identify Ladysmith Black Mambazo, you could effectively have heard them sing. The South African vocal ensemble’s place on Paul Simon’s seminal 1986 album Graceland launched a globe-trotting profession that’s included 4 Grammies. This breakthrough additionally embroiled the group within the controversy surrounding Graceland, provided that Simon had damaged the cultural boycott imposed on the apartheid regime by the remainder of the world. This appears a bit overwrought in hindsight—in spite of everything, championing black artists performing conventional mbube vocal music isn’t precisely tacit help for South Africa’s segregationist authorities, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo have since turn into among the many nation’s preeminent cultural ambassadors. Apart from, what’s extra egregious is Graceland’s absurdly exaggerated ’80s manufacturing, which Ladysmith’s performances are presumably freed from nowadays. (Tues Feb 25, 7:30 pm, Aladdin Theater, $35, all ages) NATHAN TUCKER

Mitchell S. Jackson, Cheryl Strayed
Two of the Northwest’s easiest authors get collectively and have a vibrant dialog about Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Household, Jackson’s memoir making its debut in paperback. Admission features a copy of Survival Math. (Tues Feb 25, 7 pm, Broadway Books, $17)

Tuck & Patti
A genre-bending night time of jazz guitar and vocal wizardry from this acclaimed San Francisco duo. DID YOU KNOW: St. Vincent (Annie Clark) is Tuck’s niece? IT’S TRUE. She used to roadie for these two! Now have a look at her! All bizarre ‘n’ shit. It is nice! A part of the 2020 PDX Jazz Pageant (Tues Feb 25, 7:30 pm, The Previous Church, $28).

Philadelphia-based musician Kenny Vasoli brings his beat-driven electro pop undertaking again to the Doug Fir Lounge in help of Wavelengths, a brand new assortment of beforehand unreleased instrumental tracks. (Tues Feb 25, 9 pm, Doug Fir Lounge, $12-14)

Portland Mardi Gras Parade
Mysti Krew of Nimbus rides herd over the mass of bead-tossing humanity pouring down Mississippi like so many spilled Hurricanes in Portland’s annual Mardi Gras celebration, beginning at Victoria Bar, continuing to proper round Ecliptic Brewing, and that includes a rattling good time inbetween. (Tues Feb 25, 7 pm, N. Mississippi, free, all ages)

Albert Cummings, Timothy James
A night with the influential and acclaimed blues guitarist who has performed alongside the likes of B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Man. (Tues Feb 25, Eight pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $20-24)

Wednesday, Feb 26

The Origin of Love: The Songs and Tales of Hedwig
For a very long time I assumed that John Cameron Mitchell wrote Hedwig and the Indignant Inch’s unimaginable present tunes. However after I requested him about it he sighed, “That is what Stephen Trask would not like.” So now I discover Trask’s identify excessive on any Hedwig playbill with appreciation for the songwriter that crafted this cache of catchy classics that get caught in your head and simply don’t give up. All that mentioned, I nonetheless desire Mitchell singing them to anybody else—did you see him singing “Moonage Daydream” in Shrill season two? What an ANGEL—and I clearly hold on his tales so this unimaginable two-for-one present is to not be missed! Origin of Love: The Songs and Tales of Hedwig is slightly expensive, nevertheless it’s the rattling 20th anniversary this 12 months and Hedwig is the ’00s cultural equal of Huckleberry Finn! WHAT? COME AT ME. (Wed Feb 26, Eight pm, Revolution Corridor, $50) SUZETTE SMITH

Terrace Martin, Max Ribner, Saeeda Wright
Producer and musician Terrace Martin is a wildly proficient hip-hop/jazz fusionist who’s possible helped make a few of your favourite tasks. (He closely contributed to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, for instance.) A producer, singer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist (enjoying sax, guitar, keys, bass, guitar, and percussion), it looks as if Martin actually does all of it. His Grammy-nominated sixth studio album Velvet Portraits is a beautiful (if not underrated) enterprise that’s totally entrenched in R&B, jazz, and G-funk traditions: from the immediately grabby title monitor to the upbeat groove of “Push,” to the tender love track “With You,” which packs traditional West Coast synths and near-perfect use of a vocoder. This album is *chef’s-kiss* terrific and the multi-talented Martin is poised to placed on an much more spectacular dwell set. Don’t sleep on this man. A part of the 2020 PDX Jazz Pageant (Wed Feb 26, Eight pm, Star Theater, $30-35) JENNI MOORE

The Get Forward, Fox and Bones, Useless Lee
The native quintet headed up by singer/songwriter Nathan Earle brings their blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll right down to the Doug Fir Lounge for a hometown present, with fellow Americana and folk-rock outfits Fox and Bones and Useless Lee rounding out the invoice. (Wed Feb 26, Eight pm, Doug Fir Lounge, $12-14)

Siren and the Sea, Blossom, Snugsworth
Portland-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Siren and the Sea (AKA Cristina Cano) makes a wealthy and progressive mix of artwork pop and swim wave that, sure, seems like a shimmering and overgrown underwater world of digital drums, layered synths, pedal metal and bass guitar. Discuss making a sonic panorama! That is escapism at its most interesting. Her most up-to-date full-length This Time with Feeling is an ideal instance, and the refrain to her one-off 2017 single “The Wait” is ultra-relatable: “What do I do/What do I say?/Why do I maintain my arms this manner?” Tonight audiences can take a full plunge into her aquatic universe at this intimate headliner set at Mississippi Studios; neo-soul singer Blossom and manufacturing maestro Snugsworth supply weighty help to the invoice. (Wed Feb 26, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $5) JENNI MOORE

Lyle Lovett & The Oregon Symphony
The Schnitzer presents a night of nation, Americana, and bluegrass with the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter out of Klein, Texas, his acoustic backing band, and the Oregon Symphony. (Wed Feb 26, 7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Live performance Corridor, $40)

Dan Pfeiffer
The co-host of Pod Save America and former Senior Advisor to President Obama returns with Un-Trumping America, providing perception and technique on how the Democrats can take down Trump and the right-wing antics dominating American politics. (Wed Feb 26, 7:30 pm, Powell’s Metropolis of Books, free)

Drakulas, Spells
For all Portlanders who’ve been sitting round going “I might like to exit but when solely there have been a present the place each Drakulas and Spells could be current and performing…” TONIGHT IS YOUR NIGHT. (Wed Feb 26, Eight pm, Twilight Cafe & Bar, $12-15)

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Jasiah & $not, Nascar Aloe
The interestingly-named, interesting-sounding, genre-bending duo involves Portland as a part of their North American tour, with Nascar Aloe lending help. (Wed Feb 26, Eight pm, Hawthorne Theatre, $17.50-57.50)

Ekta: The Unity Mission
Pianist and composer Jasnam Daya Singh leads the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble on this sprawling full-length piece, initially commissioned by PJCE for the Montavilla Jazz Pageant in 2017, devoted to cultivating a collective sense of belonging. (Wed Feb 26, Eight pm, The Previous Churhc, $5-35)


Sarah McLachlan
It has been far too lengthy since Sarah McLachlan got here to Portland, and never solely will she be sharing a few of the greatest songs from her storied discography… she’ll be sharing precise tales about that discography as effectively. Hope you want crying, as a result of the possibilities she’s not enjoying “Angel” are fairly, fairly low. (Thurs Feb 27, Eight pm, Arlene Schnitzer Live performance Corridor, $50.50-126, all ages)

Raphael Saadiq, Jamila Woods, DJ Duggz
Chances are you’ll keep in mind his new jack swing from the ’80s pop giants Tony! Toni! Toné!, however now Saadiq’s fashion is a pure throwback to smooth-as-silk old-fashioned R&B. Meet up with him tonight when he hits the Crystal Ballroom for an all-ages cease on a tour supporting his newest solo album, Jimmy Lee. (Thurs Feb 27, Eight pm, Crystal Ballroom, $35-40)

Yacht Rock Revue
Do you end up adrift in dangerous vibes? Want you might steal away to a spot the place you possibly can merely sail the seas of the smoothest of grooves? Effectively, guess what pleasure cruise simply docked in Portland for the night time? The Yacht Rock Revue brings the best mushy rock sounds of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s to life on the Revolution Corridor stage when their North American tour comes ashore in Portland.  You assume you are going to discover a night time that guarantees smoothness equivalent to this anyplace else? That is what a idiot believes, Kenny. That is what a idiot believes. (Thurs Feb 27, Eight pm, Revolution Corridor, $25-30)

John Sayles
Movie director, screenwriter, and novelist John Sayles reads from Yellow Earth, a sprawling and cautionary story set on the Three Nations reservations on the oil-rich banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota. (Thurs Feb 27, 7:30 pm, Powell’s Metropolis of Books, free)

Havania Whaal, Mare, Pageant
Portland dream-pop and psych shapeshifters Havania Whaal head up a hometown present at No Enjoyable together with help from like-minded locals Mare and Pageant. (Thurs Feb 27, 9:30 pm, No Enjoyable, $5)

Korn, Breaking Benjamin
The early 2000s could seem to be a lifetime in the past, nevertheless it actually wasn’t that far previously that such a factor as “lively rock” radio existed, and monsters stomped throughout that playground and have become massive and well-known for his or her drop-d tuning and offended lyrics. Two of the largest monsters of the lively rock period are coming collectively to make the Moda keep in mind a time when placing the horns up was a extra on a regular basis incidence. (Thurs Feb 27, 7 pm, Moda Heart, $56-101)

Hole Coves, Harrison Storm
The Australian indie-folk duo headed up by Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins returns to the Doug Fir Lounge for a headlining set supporting their newest album, Moments. (Thurs Feb 27, 9 pm, Doug Fir Lounge, $15)

Rapsody, SA-ROC, Heather Victoria, DJ OG-One
Rapsody brings her distinctive vitality (and her mates SA-ROC and Heather Victoria) to the Star Theater for the Portland cease on her “A Black Lady Created This” tour (Thurs Feb 27, 9 pm, Star Theater, $20-69 good)

Beth Stelling
Initially a product of Chicago’s comedy scene, LA author and stand-up Beth Stelling has honed her capability to disarm audiences along with her laid-back supply and trounce them along with her unpredictable wit for the higher a part of a decade. Her expertly crafted half-hour particular is a spotlight of Netflix’s The Standups, and that’s only a small style of what Stelling may have up her sleeve when she swings by Helium. (Thurs Feb 27, Eight pm, Helium Comedy Membership, $17-33)

Jacques Greene, M. Bootyspoon
Montreal-based DJ and producer Jacques Greene brings his shapeshifting pop, home, and R&B sounds again to city to go up a Thursday-night dance celebration at Holocene supporting his newest LuckyMe-issued album, Daybreak Refrain. (Thurs Feb 27, 9 pm, Holocene, $15)

Sluggish Hollows, Fox Academy
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Austin Feinstein and his backing band carry their slow-burning indie pop and rock again to city for a headlining set supporting the undertaking’s newest album, Actors. (Thurs Feb 27, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $13-15)

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