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Aladdin Theater

3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.


Enchanting movie house-turned-concert hall features a relaxed vibe, great sound and pizza and beer.

c c Daniel Ash, Dahlia, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, $17.50

Ash Street Saloon

225 S.W. Ash St.


Anarchists, professionals and bike messengers congregate at rock 'n' roll saloon with live music, full bar and full ashtrays.

c c The Secludes, Everyday Victor, Longshot, One Last Thing, 9 p.m. Saturday,

April 20, $7

B Complex

320 S.E. Second Ave.


New all-ages venue in close-in east-side industrial zone has no liquor license but offers quality shows from hip-hop to techie tuneage. Conceptual bathrooms.

c c Cannibal Corpse, Dark Funeral, Incantation, Pissing Razors, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, $17

Berbati's Pan

231 S.W. Ankeny St.


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

c c The Sleepover Disaster, Tagging Satellites, High Violets, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, $5


3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd.


Cramped with no-fuss folks and laid-back barkeeps, venue puts on live music for indie fans seven nights a week.

c c Dolorean, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, $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 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, 9 p.m. Sunday, April 21, $30

Dante's Caffe Italiano

1 S.W. Third Ave.


Dark. Dangerous. Slinky. This inferno-style cafe and cocktail lounge has 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 Fridge, Explosions in the Sky, Swords Project, 9 p.m. Friday, April 19, $8

Fez Ballroom

316 S.W. 11th Ave.

503-226-4171, Ext. 41

Upstairs club, located above 11th Avenue with high ceilings and wooden floors, plays host to Dahlia each First Thursday.

c c Bliss, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, $10


2958 N.E. Glisan St.


Live music is on deck every night at this neighborhood tavern, where Southeast favorites such as the Belmont Street Quartet, Freak Mountain Ramblers, Lynn Conover and Little Sue regularly appear. A wide selection of brews complement the Cannonball Chili and Gardenburgers.

c c James Low Band, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20, free

Meow Meow

527 S.E. Pine St.


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

c c The Business, Strife, Pistol Grip, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, $12


31 N.W. First Ave.


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 performs every Tuesday. Live hip-hop jazz and soul every Thursday. Full bar.

c c Marques Wyatt, Cow Trippers, Nine Volt Mile, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, $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 The Jayhawks, The Cash Brothers,

9 p.m. Friday, April 19, $15

Tonic Lounge

3100 N.E. Sandy Blvd.


Post-rock DJs perform nearly every night in this double-roomed club. DJ Wicked puts on Wicked Wednesdays, and there's live music on the weekends.

c c Ming & FS, 10 p.m. Saturday,

April 20, $5

White Eagle

836 N. Russell St.


They say this old bar with Polish heritage is haunted.

c c Caleb Klauder Band, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, $6