Part of MFNW, Bearcubbin’ is a three-piece instrumental math rock band from Portland. Bunk Bar, SE Water Ave. & Taylor * 9 pm * $8
For Centaurpalooza, over 30 bands play over two days at nearby bar. The lineup seems like mostly rock and punk bands. Don and the Quixotes (¨1960’s style surf instrumentals awash in gold sequins!¨) sound fun… It’s also a band called Titty Babies first show. I’m sure you’re fully sold now. Katie O’Brien’s, 2809 NE Sandy: 8 pm, Fri & Sat * Centaur Guitar parking lot, 2833 NE Sandy: noon, Sat * free
The Hollerbodies are bluegrass with a cello… beautiful. w/ Joel Medina. Jade Lounge, 2342 SE Ankeny St. * ?? * free
Do you like punk and metal?? I’m not that into it, though slam dancing at PDX Pop Now! was really fun. But if you are, check out Festicide 2 this weekend. They’re taking on MFNW, and the shows are all free or cheap. It looks like the Mercury has the best show schedule.
And now for something completely different… Classical and jazz ensembles at Holocene. w/ Xx Digitus Duo, Sounds Of Late, Douglas Detrick, Michael Gamble, Beth Karp, Mont Chris Hubbard, and Barra Brown. 1001 SE Morrison * 6:30 pm * $10