Reminder: A longtime club and touring band from Portland, The Slants will play their final show next week. The Slants and band leader Simon Tam are concentrating on their The Slants Foundation nonprofit that will work with artists of all kinds to help them implement activism into their profile.
The Slants are famous for winning a Supreme Court case for the right to use and trademark their band name.
Said Tam: "My best memories come from this band and touring."
Details: 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., dougfirlounge.com, $10.
For more, see the Tribune's recent story on The Slants: www.pamplinmedia.com/pt/11-features/441525-354893-the-slants-last-live-show.
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• Jason Mraz and Raining Jane team up for a night of music 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: $39-$99, www.portland5.com. Last year, Mraz celebrated the 15th anniversary of his debut album, "Waiting For My Rocket to Come."
• If you're up for a drive, check out the American Roots Music Festival, starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Turner Tabernacle in Turner. It features The Western Flyers, Mary Flower, Lauren Sheehan, JazzArts Combo and Fern Hill. For more: www.armg.com.
• Pianist Stephen Hough joins the Oregon Symphony, conducted by Clemens Schuldt, for a night of works by Mendelssohn ("Piano Concerto No. 1"), L. Boulanger and Schumann, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: starting at $24, www.orsymphony.org.
• Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., welcomes Justin Townes Earle, 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets: $25, www.revolutionhall.com.
• The Danish String Quartet's playing "reflects impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, exquisite clarity of ensemble and, above all, an expressivity inextricably bound to the music, from Haydn to Shostakovich," publicity says, and they'll perform at Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 S.W. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 4-5. It's presented by Friends of Chamber Music. Tickets: $32-$57, www.focm.org.
• Bishop Briggs has brought us "Never Tear Us Apart," "River," "Dream" and "Wild Horses," and she'll perform at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Tickets: $29, $32 day of show, www.crystalballroompdx.com.
• Mt. Joy plays Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tickets: $25, www.crystalballroompdx.com.
• Alessia Cara, a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and Def Jam artist, emerged on the scene in 2015 with "Here." She'll perform at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tickets: $29.50-$59.50, www.portland5.com.
Buy your tickets soon ...
• Tickets for the Feb. 19-March 1, 2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival are on sale at www.pdxjazz.com. The lineup includes NEA Jazz Masters Archie Shepp and Kenny Barron, Grammy Award winners Branford Marsalis, David Sanborn, Larry Carlton and Thundercat and the Stanton Moore Trio and NOLATET from the "Big Easy." Also, first-time headliners are Barron, John Medeski, James Francies and Aaron Goldberg.
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