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The man (the weather kind) is saying this sun isn't going to hold through the weekend, which means you can stay inside preserving your picnic

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The Weekend Preview

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The man (the weather kind) is saying this sun isn't going to hold through the weekend, which means you can stay inside preserving your picnic energy and use it at night on one of the many nocturnal events that will require your energy for dancing, drinking, whistling and reveling.

Tonight, the men of metal, Lesbian will be shredding frets and tossing their wild manes around at The Funhouse, and if you don't know- let Michael Alan Goldberg enlighten you over on this weeks Short List (complete with audio sample!).

Jonah- a band who Travis Ritter thinks should be getting screen time on MTV 2 by now will be opening for Hypatia Lake at the Sunset in Ballard. According to TR: "Their brand of big, soaring guitars, plaintive pianos, sweeping hooks, and heart-felt melodies are evident from the get-go on their recently released album Trust Everyone Before They Break Your Heart, just the recipe needed to win over the masses."  See for yourself by listening!

Almost all the weekend plans I've heard in the last couple of days have included Saturday night's Califone show- which is sure to sell out the Tractor.  Nate Lippens says, "Fronted by Tim Rutini whose creaky vocals sound like Mississippi John Hurt via psychic possession, Califone employs field recordings, strings, and clattery percussion alongside some very nimble guitar lines to conjure up an impressionistic wasteland." I do love the sound of an impressionistic wasteland.  Eric Johnson of the Shins and Fruit Bats opens. 

Sunday at Chop Suey, the folks behind Havana's Fresh Produce are bringing anything and everything Dr. Dre as spun by Soul One and Marc Sense. Dre Day should last into the night with everything they've got to choose from, is sure to be chronically delicious.

Neumo's plays host to two shows by the Swedish born band named after a childhood sandwich. Peter Bjorn and John have released quite possibly the most catchy, addictive record of the year and managed to replace the sing-a-long with the whistle-along which looks really funny when people are dancing at clubs.  It's just not easy to look cool while dancing and whistling at the same time. But the music is so feel-good it doesn't even matter! They do two shows, one early with Ill Ease, and late with Brighton, UK based (not PDX) Fujiya & Miyagi.

That should be enough to get you started. Got something better?  Tell us!  

 
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