WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY, NOV. 23 AND 25:
Boise’s Constructed to Spill is likely one of the most revered indie-rock bands ever to come back out of the Northwest. And in contrast to many bands that flip amateurism right into a advantage, they’re led by a bona fide guitar innovator within the type of Doug Martsch—even when he himself would let you know he isn’t that nice of a musician. That combination of innovation and old style garage-rock humility is essential to why Constructed to Spill data like Good From Now On and There’s Nothing Improper With Love stay touchstones for younger bands to at the present time. Revolution Corridor, 1300 SE Stark St., 971-808-5094, revolutionhall.com. 8 pm. $30. 21+.
MONDAY, NOV. 28:
That Steve Vai began as a teenage transcriptionist for Frank Zappa ought to offer you an concept of the extent of his talent, even for those who’re by no means heard him play guitar. The 62-year-old is sort of synonymous with virtuosity on his instrument—and although he’s most related to the ‘80s custom of hair-metal histrionics, he’s nonetheless an in-demand session participant and an inspiration for up-and-coming shredders. His Roseland present is a chance to see one of many all-time masters of fretboard fireworks in his ingredient. Roseland Theater, 8 NW sixth Ave. 8 pm. $39.50. 21+.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30:
Whether or not as Grouper or with collaborative tasks like Mirrorring and Sluggish Walkers, Astoria’s Liz Harris has spent almost 20 years as Oregon’s resident grasp of hazy, haunting ambient music. Helen, her group with bassist Scott Simmons and drummer and Freedom to Spend label co-boss Jed Bindeman, lets her weld her gauzy guitars to a rock-band chassis. In case you love Grouper however wince on the concept of spending one in all her soporific reveals in your ft, right here’s a Harris mission you may truly transfer round to. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St. 9 pm. $15. 21+.
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