Jan. 23

Ty one on

COURTESY: DENEE PETRACEK - Garage rocker Ty Segall will play Aladdin Theater, Jan. 23, a day after releasing a solo album.One of the hardest working nouveau garage rockin’ cats in show biz, Ty Segall and his band Fuzz released their new album, “II,” recently, and he’s also in another new band called GØGGS, with a debut out next year.

Portlanders will get a chance to hear cuts off Segall’s new solo record, “Emotional Mugger,” which will be released the day before this show. Heavy yet groovy, “Mugger” showcases once again why the charismatic Segall remains one of the few true believers left playing in the rock ‘n’ roll revival road show that began its mission back before satellites filled the night sky.

Ty Segall & The Muggers, CFM, Old Light, The Lavender Flu, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. $25 in advance, $27 day of show. Info: 503-234-9694,

Big Brain

Brothers Barry Brusseau and Tim Ward (both formerly of punk band The Jimmies) have formed a doom metal band called Grand Head, which is releasing its eponymously titled CD with this show.

Opening tune “Bull Ramos” veers from sludge to early metal to classic rock back to sludge, all in the space of a few minutes. Meanwhile “Not a Cretin” builds and builds into a proto-screamo number designed to put fear in the hearts of rock-hating terrorists and public school board members everywhere.

This is Black Sabbath without Ozzy, or better yet, Ozzy and Harriet without any hope of the Beaver putting away his Black Sabbath records.

Grand Head, Disenchanter, The Thornes, and Old Kingdom, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, World Famous Kenton Club, 2025 N. Kilpatrick St, $5. Info: 503-285-3718,

Jan. 28

Soaring overhead

Singer-guitarist Tony EagleHeart Garcia, a Native-American member of the Tarasco Nation, has shared the stage with Santana, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and others, and is releasing a new CD called “Native American Gratitude.” He’ll showcase tunes off his eclectic CD at this show, which also features The EagleHeart Band: Ernie Luna on drums, Walter Fields on bass, Chip Dennerlein on guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano and organ, Tito Ayala on percussion, pan flute, and background vocals and Emiliano Williams, powwow dancer. Admission is free, and donations will be taken to help Red Lodge Transition Services, a nonprofit organization that assists Native women and men transitioning from prison back into the community.

Tony EagleHeart Garcia, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, McMenamin’s Kennedy School gymnasium, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Free. All ages. Info: 503-249-3983,

Quick hits

• The 2015 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Danny Barnes plays a 7:30 p.m. show with Jacob Navarro, on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Old Liberty Theatre, 113 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield, Wash. All ages. $18 in advance, $20 day of show. Info:

• He was on the All New Mickey Mouse Club with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, has starred on such TV shows as “Parenthood” and “Malibu Shores,” and 10 years ago released “Canyon Songs,” in honor of the legendary Laurel Canyon sound immortalized by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell and others.

He’s Tony Lucca, and you can catch him along with Matt Morris, at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. $14 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: 503-231-9663,

• One of the top go-to-guys in electronic dance music, Gary Richards, aka Destructo, brings his festival-friendly beats to Evergreen, 706 S.E. Sixth Ave., 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, along with Justin Martin and Rezz. Info:

• Award-winning folkie singer-songwriter Dan Weber joins Gary Furlow for a 7 p.m. show Saturday, Jan. 23, at O’Connor’s Vault, 7850 S.W. Capitol Highway. Last year, Weber released “What I’m Lookin’ For,” a 14-song CD of classic folk and Americana. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: Matt Miner at 503-484-8186 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

• Grizfolk, an alternative rock quintet, combines sharp, raw vocals with electronic textures and heavy guitar and drums. Spotify put them on its list of Artists to Watch back in 2014, and you can find out why when they play a free, all-ages, in-store show at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 25, at Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St. Info: (503) 862-8826,

• Emo Night is a monthly event that brings together people who share the love of emo rock music from the 1990s, 2000s, and today. Each month, a different musician from the scene guest DJs at the event. Previous shows have featured guest DJs from Blink 182, My Chemical Romance and The Wonder Years. You can join all your emo buddies at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Holocene, 1001 S.E. Morrison St. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Info: 503-239-7639,

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