Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• Terry Robb, a great acoustic guitarist from Oregon, plays on the same stage as Robin Trower, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets: $29.50, roselandpdx.com.
n Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Brown returns to Portland, his hometown, for a concert in the wake of the release of debut album "Walk Into the Light" with Rock Ridge Music. He'll play Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., 8 p.m. Friday, May 17. Tickets: $15, $18 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• On a solo tour, Neil Young plays Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17. Tickets: starting at $59.50, www.portland5.com.
ª The Oregon Symphony, conducted by Carlos Kalmar and featuring vocalist Storm Large, perform Kurt Weill's "The Seven Deadly Sins," as Large stars as young Anna, who's caught between her family, her desires and her own moral compass. The symphony also performs Mahler's "Symphony No. 1, Titan." Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday, May 18-20, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $24.
• In its "America's Florence" show, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony plays the music of pioneering African American composer Florence Price. It's believed to be the West Coast premiere of her "Symphony No. 1 in E minor." It takes place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: $11-$40, www.portland5.com.
• Winner of Season 4 of "American Idol" and famous now as a country music singer, Carrie Underwood brings her "Cry Pretty Tour" to Moda Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Tickets: starting at $43, $20 parking, rosequarter.com.
n The Strumbellas' 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, show has been moved to Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St. The six-piece collective found success two years ago with "Spirits." They have a new single, "Salvation." Tickets: $25, $27 day of show, www.revolutionhall.com.
• Boyz II Men returns to Portland with such hits as "I'll Make Love to You," "One Sweet Day" and "End of the Road." They'll perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: starting at $50, www.portland5.com.
A lot of shows sell out. We'll occasionally try to alert you to events that don't have tickets for sale anymore, which would allow you to ask — bother? — friends to take you. Or, evaluate the secondary market.
Art Garfunkel performs at Aladdin Theater on May 18. But it's sold out.
Buy your tickets soon ...
• Deep Purple stops in Portland at Keller Auditorium on its "The Long Goodbye Tour," Sept. 10. Tickets have gone on sale at www.LiveNation.com. The group is composed of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey. The band has released six albums since 1996.
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