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Feb. 22

This band makes cents

Punk mavens, here’s your show this week. Jim Lindberg, original vocalist for Pennywise, has returned to the fold and will be on stage along with fellow punksters Lagwagon and hardcore band Rendered Useless. Pennywise has spent more than two decades melding surf, hardcore and old school punk, sold a few million albums and played a crucial sonic role in the we-want-the-airwaves assault of the 1990s. Along with Lindberg, Pennywise features Fletcher Dragge on guitars, Randy Bradbury on bass and Byron McMackin on drums. It’s a testament to how deeply they’ve penetrated the popular consciousness that Bassnectar could perform “Bro Hymn” with its soccer hooligan chorus in Portland recently and the entire audience picked up on it without anyone spilling a drink.

Pennywise, Lagwagon, Rendered Useless, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Roseland Theater, 10 N.W. Sixth Ave. $20. All ages. Info: 503-224-8499, www.roselandpdx.com.

Feb. 23

An Irishman and Indian walk into a bar

Besides being colonized by the Brits, what do Ireland and India have in common? That’s what Delhi 2 Dublin are trying to find out, blending Celtic music with Bhangra, the wildly popular dance music created by Punjabi immigrants to Britain, along with rock, electronica and Caribbean sounds. You may wonder if Irish fiddle can work with that tabla beat, but actually D2D, who hail from Vancouver, B.C., make it all sound just fine, kind of like a St. Patrick’s Day party with a lot more incense and dreads. As the world gets smaller and more interconnected, you’re going to hear more outfits and dance groups like this, so catch this wave now and you’ll be dubstepping on top of the world.

Dehli 2 Dublin, Anjali & The Kid, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Info: 503-231-WOOD, www.dougfirlounge.com.

You wood like this band

Northern California’s Dead Winter Carpenters blend bluegrass, country and rock in a high-energy, roots-rocky mix sure to get you up on your good foot. Speaking of which, the band will help the Goodfoot Lounge turn 12 this Saturday, plying traditional fiddle tunes alongside contemporary Americana sounds. DWC already has made some noise on the festival scene and are out on the road pushing their new whiskey-stained CD “ain’t it strange.” They share the stage with Scott Law, who’s jammed with The String Cheese Incident, Phil Lesh, Honkeytonk Homeslice, Melvin Seals, and his current band Brokedown in Bakersfield. Guitarist Law can play anything from soul, jazz and folk to bluegrass, rock and psychedelic.

Dead Winter Carpenters, Scott Law, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Goodfoot Lounge, 2845 S.E. Stark St. $10. Info: 503-239-9292, www.thegoodfoot.com.

Feb. 24

by: COURTESY OF KEVIN SELFE - Noted blues guitarist and singer Kevin Selfe releases his CD 'Long Walk Hom' on Feb. 24 at Duff's Garage.


Singer-guitarist Kevin Selfe has been known to wear a tie on stage, always a good sign in a blues performer, as those who don’t fail to perspire like an axe-slinger should. Selfe has appeared on numerous CDs with The Fat Daddy Band and Little Roger and The Cheap Thrills. In 2005, he formed The Tornadoes in his native Virginia, eventually relocating to Portland. Rooted in post-war blues, he’s been jamming with a nice tight band featuring former members of Canned Heat, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Blasters and others, including Jim Butt on drums, Allen Marcel on bass, Mitch Kashmir on Rice-Miller-like harmonica, Joe McCarthy on trumpet, Chris Mercer and Brad Ulrich on saxophones, Steve Karin on keys and Dover Weinberg on organ. Selfe is releasing “Long Walk Home” this month, so he’s in a sharing mood, and don’t forget to request “Duct Tape on My Soul.”

Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Duff’s Garage, 1635 S.E. Seventh Ave. $12. Info: 503-234-2337, www.duffsgarage.com.

'Round town

Molly Hatchet, of the “Flirtin’ With Disaster” fame, plays the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. $20, $22. Info: mcmenamins.com.

Frontman for alt-rockers Pine & Battery, guitarist-sinter Jeff Campbell was coming to town, but just became a finalist in the Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter contest, and had to cancel his show. Nonetheless, Portland’s violist-vocalist and music educator Teri Untalan as well as the duo The Breaking Yard, who were also on the bill, will still play at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Mt. Tabor Theater Lounge, 4811 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. $5. Info: 503-360-1450, www.thetabor.com.

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