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July 4-6

Get vaped

The Gaslight Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention, or GEAR Con, features live music every night. Bands include the eclectic bohemian-jazz-klezmer-tango outfit Vagabond Opera, jazzy junkyard folk artist Professor Gall, chamber folky Three for Silver, ukulele funny folkie Dogwood, moody cabaret group Faerabella, and electro-swingers Good Company.

GEAR Con, Friday through Sunday, July 4-6, Doubletree Hotel, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St. Info: http://www.PDXGearCon.com.

July 6

She’s not in Kansas anymore

When Taryn Blake Miller, aka Your Friend, starts to sing her newest dreamy indie rock single “Tame One,” it sounds a bit like Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” and you’re not sure if it’s going to be a great tune or a complete disaster.

Fortunately, it’s the former, a bold statement of epic reverb-drenched emotion that fans of Feist or Local Natives would dig. SPIN selected Your Friend as one of their “5 Best New Artists for April 2014,” and she’s got quite a buzz going in her hometown of Lawrence, Kan. She should have one here as well.

Your Friend, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, Valentine’s, 232 S.W. Ankeny St. Info: 503-248-1600, http://www.valentinespdx.com.

July 8

Texas troubadour

Formerly of Portland, now of Austin, singer-songwriter Raina Rose sounds a bit like a countrified Joni Mitchell or a less in-your-face Dolly Parton, writing lovely melodies steeped in folk, rock, pop and gospel. Her fifth album, titled “Caldera,” is chock full of gorgeous, mood-exploring songs like the midtempo “Woodsmoke,” as well as The Band-like “Swing Wide the Gates.” She’s here with her husband, bassist Andrew Pressman, as well as Portland singer-songwriter Mateo Bevington.

Raina Rose, Andrew Pressman, Mateo Bevington, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, O’Connor’s Vault, 7850 S.W. Capitol Highway. $10. Info: 503-244-1690, http://www.oconnorsportland.com.