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Live Music

Aug. 22-24

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS - Americana fans rejoice: Dead Winter Carpenter splays Doug Fir Lounge, Aug. 22.

Parking lot punks

Centaurpalooza, the “premier parking-lot based underground DIY punk/rock/metal festival” in the Pacific Northwest, is in its sixth year and takes place this weekend.

Forty bands will fill two stages in the Centaur Guitar parking lot, located at the corner of Northeast 28th Street and Sandy Boulevard, as well as play at Katie O’Brien’s next door, the nights of Aug. 22 to 24 and the afternoons of Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24.

Festival goers are encouraged to pack their own food and beverages. It’s free. Shows in the parking lot are all ages admitted.

Here’s the lineup:

• Friday, Aug. 22, at Katie O’Brien’s, starting at 8:30 p.m., the following bands take the stage:

Broken Bodies, Somerset Meadows, Disciples of Rock n Roll, Mormon Trannys and Avenue Victor Hugo.

• Saturday, Aug. 23, the parking lot stage features Fork at noon, followed by Easy, Sister, WW IV, Dr. Stahl, Last Shot, Erynn Starr and the Moonlighters, Start a War, 48 Thrills, The Anxieties, Soothesayers, Foster Pussycat, Minty Rosa, The Underlings, Exacerbators and Ultra Goat.

At 8 p.m. Katie O’Brien’s stage features The Decliners, Los Vamonos, Lovesores, Monica Nelson and the Highgates, and Jagula.

• Sunday, Aug. 24, bands return to the parking lot, with The Soft Targets playing at noon, followed by Buttercup, BSfBH and L.R.S.D., Hot LZs, The Welfare State, Down Gown, The Food, The Ransom, STUDFINDER, Minoton, Dinner for Wolves, Mother’s Whiskey, Disenchanter and By the Harvest.

Info: 503-236-8711.

Quick hits

• Three Philly women make up Amanda X, a tres cool New Wavey rock ‘n’ roll band that employs vocal harmonies in the service of catchy, punk-pop tunes with drone, jangle, noise and classic rock elements. Catch them along with Beach Day,

Is/Is and The Chanterelles at The Know, 2026 N.E. Alberta St., at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Info: 503-473-8729, www.theknowpdx.com.

• Dead Winter Carpenters and Crow and the Canyon put on a show for Americana fans at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Doug Fir, 830 E. Burnside St. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Info: 503-231-9663, www.dougfirlounge.com.

• Portland’s “little orchestra” Pink Martini will play at the Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23. All ages. $64.50, $34.50. Info: www.zooconcerts.com.