Nice Nice, Supersprite, One Human Minute
Nice Nice is Portland’s best guitar/drums duo, specializing in loop and beats that both cascade and contemplate, drifting in and out of reach while maintaining enough pop structure and feeling to begin and end each composition definitively. Supersprite is super electro-pop, with ex-members of the Kremlin Bronx and local DJ E*Rock bip-bipping and beep-beeping in fime form. The Blackbird, 3728 N.E. Sandy, 9:30 p.m., $6, 21+ w/ ID
Reuben Wilson, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and Grant Green Jr.
The super funky of yesterday, who have been sampled by the extra funky of today, will play twice today. You dig? Reuban Wilson, Blue Note soul-jazz guitarist who laid down make-out lounge anthems in the ’60s and influenced neo-soul groups and DJ’s up through the ’02 will play with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie who’s hailed “the most recorded drummer in history” due to his appearance on over 4000 albums and who’s “Soul Drums,” “Super Bad” and countless other beats have been sampled my many DJs. Performing with them will be Grant Green Jr. who’s following in the footsteps of his legendary jazz guitarist father by laying down solid soul grooves in a jazz idiom. Fans of jazz, blues, soul and funky drummers should check this offering out.
The trio will play for free at Music Millenium Northwest
(801 N.W. 23rd) at 5 p.m. at Jimmy Mack’s, 300 N.W. 10th, at 9 and 11 p.m., $16, 21+ w/ID
Machine Drum, ML, Glomm, N-Grava, Deception, DJ Fussik
A slew of kids with laptops will pull sounds outta their hard drives. Reed has a lot of good stuff going on – don’t be scared, they just have more money than you.
9 p.m., Reed Student Union, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., $7 advance (Jackpot Records), $10 door
There aren’t enough movies about African Americans. There aren’t enough movies about homosexuals. There aren’t enough movies about homeosexual African Americans. “Punks,” directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, is about homosexual African Americans, and that in itself makes it worth your time.
2:15, 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m., Cinema 21, 616 N.W. 21st
KPSU first Tuesday at the Ash Street
This month’s installment headliners are the Crack City Rockers, who sound like there name suggests, fast and raucous. They’re tight, seasoned and know how to put on a show. Portland’s own excellent Rally Boy opens.
Tuesday, Feb. 5. Ash Street Saloon