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Ash Street Saloon

225 S.W. Ash St.


A rock 'n' roll saloon where anarchists, professionals and bike messengers congregate. Live music, full bar and full ashtrays.

c c The Hurricane Lamps, Dizzy Elmer, The Take Over, 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, $6

B Complex

320 S.E. Second Ave.


All-ages venue in close-in east-side industrial zone. No liquor license, but quality shows from hip-hop to techie tuneage. Conceptual bathrooms.

c c Jedeye Nights, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, $13

Berbati's Pan

231 S.W. Ankeny St.


Portland's definitive rock club. This rambling venue in the heart of the bar-hopping zone has something for everyone. Wide range of live music, pool tables and two bars. Mediterranean food.

c c The Shins, The Busy Signals, Fruit Bats, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, $10

The Bitter End

1981 W. Burnside St.


Bitter-old-man bar turned Burnside pub located across from PGE Park. Great jukebox and live music.

c c Citizen Lane, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, $5

The Blackbird

3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd.


Live music for indie fans seven nights a week. Cramped with no-fuss folks and laid-back barkeeps.

c c Fireballs of Freedom, 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, $8

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W. Burnside St.


Portland's Disneyland of music venues has two distinct rooms for two different moods and live music almost every night of the week. Lola's Room is small, with an intimate vibe. The Crystal Ballroom is grand, and its dance floor is drenched in the history of bygone days.

c c Casey MacGill & The Spirits of Rhythm, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, $15

Dante's Caffe Italiano

1 S.W. Third Ave.


Dark. Dangerous. Slinky. This inferno-style cafe and cocktail lounge hosts an ever-changing roster of live music and has an open-flame fire pit near the back. Haughty hotties serve pizza and drinks.

c c Model Rockets, The Maroons, Once for Kicks, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, $6

Fez Ballroom

316 S.W. 11th Ave.

503-226-4171, Ext. 41

Upstairs club located above 11th Avenue with high ceilings and wooden floors. Dahlia performs each First Thursday.

c c The Countrypolitans, Buds of May, Amelia, Saw Tooth Mountain Boys, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, $5

Jimmy Mak's

300 N.W. 10th Ave.


The most happening jazz club in Portland. Regular gigs by Portland's finest: Mel Brown, Thara Memory, Alan Jones and more. Mediterranean food and downstairs hookup scene.

c c Stephanie Schneiderman, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, $6

Meow Meow

527 S.E. Pine St.


Unpretentious all-ages venue-basement for the soda pop club. Bring your teen-age brother! Live music nearly every night.

c c Thrones, Pink and Brown, Captured by Robots, 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, $6


31 N.W. First Ave.


This under-the-Burnside Bridge club offers funky beats and DJs spinning everything from down-tempo to a gravity-defying mix of chill-out sounds. Dahlia every Tuesday. Live hip-hop jazz and soul every Thursday. Full bar.

c c Suckapunch featuring Keith Schreiner, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, $8


8 N.W. Sixth Ave.


The Roseland offers a full bar and a variety of live music with an emphasis on hip-hop upstairs and roots rock downstairs.

c c Greg Brown, Garnet Rogers, 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, $22.50

St. Johns Pub

8203 N. Ivanhoe St.


Live music can be heard every night in this, the building that housed the Lewis and Clark Exposition. McMenamins pub food on the restaurant side and lovely concert hall on the other.

c c Todd Snider, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, $13-$15


125 N.W. Sixth Ave.


Venerable rock club soaked in Portland history. Punk rock selections on the jukebox. Full bar and a Greek-inspired lunch and dinner menu available at Fellini's, attached.

c c Jeff Krebs, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, $4

Snake & Weasel

1720 S.E. 12th Ave.


Cozy coffeehouse and pub on the edge of Ladd's Addition where folk and rock music collide. Happy hour 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day with $1 discount on pints.

c c Heavy Petting Zoo, 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, $6