EXCAVATION—To celebrate the release of their catchy, wonderfully textured Memorial album, local band Archeology have assembled a mighty, five-band bill. You can hear the jazzy folk tunes of the Ocean Floor alongside the subdued power-pop of Yarn Owl and the brooding rock songs of Oh Captain, My Captain, plus the leftfield Americana of Autopilot Is for Lovers. NL
Backspace, 115 NW 5th, 8 pm, $7, all ages
HEARTS OF OAK—It's been years, but the magnificent Ted Leo returns to Portland for a pair of nights of frantic rock and roll. New Jersey's finest export this side of the Boss, Leo and his trusty backing band the Pharmacists will be extolling the virtues of his latest recording, The Brutalist Bricks. I'd say it's a return to form, but Leo's impeccable form hasn't wavered one bit in his decade-plus run as a solo performer. EAC
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, Sat 9 pm, $15, w/the Golden Bears, Hungry Ghost; Sun, 5 pm, $15, all ages, w/the Hive Dwellers
OPEN MARKET—A sign of spring as thrilling as plum blossoms, the Portland Farmers Market season begins today. Tell your favorite veggie, cheese, meat, bread, and pickle vendors how much you missed them! PAC
Portland Farmers Market, PSU Park Blocks, SW Park & Montgomery, 8:30 am-2 pm, FREE
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