June 6

Daughter of dynamite

Since migrating to Seattle in 1998, Sera Cahoone has played with Carissa’s Weird, Band of Horses, Betsy Olson, and singer-songwriter Patrick Park. The daughter of a dynamite salesman, Cahoone plays drums and guitar and has a strong, beautiful alto voice that she employs in the service of some of the most haunting folk, blues and rock songs you’ll hear this side of Heaven’s Holler.

Her third solo album “Deer Creek Canyon” has one of the most kind-hearted title tracks out there right now, with drum brushes setting a nice train-kept-a-rollin’ pattern just behind her voice. She’s steadily growing in popularity, having toured with Son Volt and Fruit Bats, among others, so see her now, she’s the real deal and going places.

Sera Cahoone, Adam Shearer, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 6, Bunk Bar, 1028 S.E. Water Ave. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Info: 503-894-9708,

June 8

Glam-Glitz Gettysburg

“It’s Art Pop Glitterati vs. Hippy Glam Metal in a fight to the death at the Postmodern Knock-Out!” screams the news release from Portland’s Lord Master and Little Hexes. If you like your music not just outta left field but actually outside the stadium itself (though close enough to catch a home run ball that leaves the park) this is your show.

Lord Master has released a new album called “Crap City” which is pretty freakin’ awesome, combining the lyrical and vocal sensibility of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with the musicianship of Queen and a kinder, gentler yet still assertive Dokken. Any band that records a song called “Rock ‘n’ Roll is Excellent” deserves to be huge.

Meanwhile, Little Hexes is equally artsy but in a much more folkish, strings-enhanced way, although on such tunes as “Have Sympathy for King Marke” this female-led trio proves it can totally rock out when it wants to. Anti-folkie Penifore opens the show. Something tells us the after-party for this show will be where it’s at this week.

Lord Master, Little Hexes, Penifore, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, Biddy McGraw’s, 6000 N.E. Glisan St. Free. Info: 503-233-1178,

‘Round town

• Three Portland bands that embody contemporary pop-rock sounds will play between 5 and 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Burgerville, 1122 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Throwback Suburbia, The Ecstatics and Reign the Arcade will jam out as a percentage of food sales made during those hours will be given to KZME radio. Free. All ages. Info:

• Electronica and dub music producer Gaudi is out on the road again, to promote his latest album “In Between Times.” You can catch the bass-happy dance king at Alhambra Theatre (formerly Mt. Tabor), 4811 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., at 8 p.m. Friday, June 7. Indubious opens the show, which costs $13 in advance, $16 at the door. Info: 503-360-1450,

• Pop-rock’s most clever tunesmiths They Might Be Giants join Moon Hooch for a 9 p.m. show Thursday, June 13, at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St. $21 in advance, $23 day of show. 14 and older. Info: 503-225-0047,

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