May 9

COURTESY OF DRC 3 - Trio DRC 3 plays Secret Society Ballroom, May 9, promoting album 3000 with its harmonies and hooks.

Three peace

Portland rock ‘n’ rollers The DRC 3 are D. Rives Curtright on guitar and vocals, Kyle E. Huth on drums, and Andrew Foster on bass. The trio, with roots in such bands as The Goddamn Gentlemen, Mean Jeans, Power of County and Suicide Notes, marks the release of its second album, “3000,” with this show. DRC 3 likes harmonies, hooks and not much else, keeping their musical wanderings firmly within the rootsy realm that such bands as Dead Moon, The Sadies and The Wipers wander. “We will not go platinum or gold, won’t even come close,” Curtright says, noting the band’s music was composed with an ear toward rock-ability as opposed to marketability. “We’re not that kind of band. Thank God.”

DRC 3, Freddy Trujillo, Haymaker, 9 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Secret Society Ballroom, 116 N.E. Russell St. $7. Info: 503-493-3600,

May 10

For sale or to let

It’s been nearly a decade since indie pop collective The Rentals played our fair city, so you might want to catch them now rather than wait another 10 years. Their 2014 album, “Lost In Alphaville,” got rave reviews from all the right mags, probably because bandleader Matt Sharp enlisted members of The Black Keys, Lucuis, Ozma and The Section Quartet to play on it. Sharp’s Portland show will feature Shawn Glassford of Starf**ker on bass and synthesizers, Lizzy Ellison and Patti King of Radiation City on vocals and synthesizers, along with Ozma’s Ryen Slegr on guitar, Ted Gowans of Tegan & Sara on guitar, and Jared Shavelson on drums to back his deadpan vocals while he conducts the onstage analog synth madness. Mexico City’s New Wavey Rey Pila will release their sophomore album, “The Future Sugar,” this summer and join the bill.

The Rentals, Radiation City, Rey Pila, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 10, Hawthorne Theatre, $15 in advance, $18 day of show. 21 and older. Info: 503-233-7100,

Quick hits

• The Acoustic Guitar Project selected 10 artists in Portland and asked them to write an original song in one week — and record it live — using only the guitar the project provided. Participants included Emily Rose Keating, Benny Gilbert, Millstone Grit, Annie Dang, Josh Pardes, Tia Gurtner, Joshua Rivera, David Gluck, The Eloi and Chad Christopher. All the artists signed the guitar and you can hear their stories at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Laurelthirst, 2958 N.E. Glisan St. $3. Info: 503-232-1504,,

• The Breeders’ Kelley Deal and Ampline’s Mike Montgomery form R Ring, which shares a show with Hurry Up, which features Kathy Foster and Westin Glass of the Thermals alongside Maggie Vail, as well as Bed, Alex and Sierra Haager. 9 p.m. Sunday, May 10, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi St. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Info: 503-288-3895,

• Rae Gordon, named the Cascade Blues Association’s Best Female Vocalist in 2011, brings her band to Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St., for a free, all ages 7 p.m. show Monday, May 11. The show is part of BlueStreak Live, hosted by “Dr. Jane” Manning of KMHD and Dave Johnson, formerly of KMHD, which takes place every second Monday, and feature conversations with artists and fans, as well as live performances from area blues performers. Info: 503-862-8826,

• Nothing says it’s time to party like a Less Than Jake show. The veteran ska-punk band will be paired with another favorite of the skankage crowd, Reel Big Fish, at this show. Prepare to sweat, along with Pacific Dub, at this all-ages show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave. $22.50. Info: 971-230-0033,,

• The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has just released its latest album, “Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015,” and by all reports it’s a doozy. Catch them with We Are Hex at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. $18. Info: 503-231-9663,