Ash Street Saloon
225 S.W. Ash St.
Anarchists, professionals and bike messengers congregate at this rock 'n' roll saloon with live music, full bar and full ashtrays.
c c The Shorter Bus, Gigantum, Nutbrown, 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, $6
320 S.E. Second Ave.
This 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 Crazy Town, Hotwire, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, $15
3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Cramped with no-fuss folks and laid-back barkeeps, Blackbird puts on live music for indie fans seven nights a week.
c c Degenerate Art Ensemble, Nequaquam Vacuum, Super Unity Trio, 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, $5
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 PDX Bluegrass Fest, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, $12
527 S.E. Pine St.
Unpretentious all-ages venue-basement caters to the soda pop club. Bring your teenage brother! Live music plays nearly every night.
c c Greg Moore, Blanche Deveraux. Medicine F. Dream, 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, $4
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 Henry Rollins, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, $18.50-$20