REDEMPTION—Following a downhill slide that featured a pair of terrible recordings and a cringe-worthy appearance on The Hills, most Alkaline Trio fans headed for the hills. But then the strangest thing happened: The band returned to an indie label and released the surprising This Addiction, digging up their old tightly wound punk sound in the process. EAC
w/Cursive, the Dear & Departed; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8 pm, $18-20, all ages
REUNITE—The Joggers were a staple of the Portland music circuit in the early aughties, and their bouncy, ever-so Weezer-y call-and-response shows were something just about everyone could agree on. After a long absence, they're finally back, with a 7-inch split alongside Pan Tourismos and a free show at a beloved NoPo dive. All is right again. MS
w/Point Juncture, WA; (The World Famous) Kenton Club, 2025 N Kilpatrick, 8 pm, FREE
TGIFLOLROTF! My, What a Busy Week!
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