Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• The Hackles, which features Blind Pilot members Luke Ydstie and Kati Claborn (who live in Astoria), are hosting a record release show for "A Dobritch Did As a Dobritch Should," 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Polaris Hall, 635 N. Killingsworth Court. Tickets: $17, www.eventbrite.com.
• Portland's Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside bring their rockabilly/soul to Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Tickets: $20, www.mississippistudios.com.
• Friends of Chamber Music welcomes Quartetto Gelato, a classical quartet with an exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humor. They'll play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave. Tickets: $32-$57, www.focm.org. Their program is "Traveling the Orient Express," inspired by the cities where the famous passenger train stopped on its 1883 odyssey.
• Conducted by Carlos Kalmar, the Oregon Symphony plays Mahler's "Symphony No. 6, Tragic" and violinist Alexi Kenney joins the symphony for Mozart's "Violin Concerto No. 3," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. Tickets: starting at $24, www.orsymphony.org.
• On her "Here We Go Again" tour, Cher comes to Portland for a night at the Moda Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Nile Rodgers and Chic are special guests. It's her first U.S. tour in more than five years. Tickets: starting at $27, parking $20, www.rosequarter.com.
• Julia Jacklin comes from Down Under (Australia) with her sophomore album, "Crushing" and hit "Don't Know How to Keep Loving You." She performs at the Aladdin Theater at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. Tickets: $18, $22 day of show, www.aladdin-theater.com.
• Fiddlers She, made up of Caitlin Warbelow, Aarun Carter and Brongaene Griffin, play at FairPlé, a new movement from Ireland aiming for gender balance in music, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. They'll be joined by Kevin Burke, Gerry O'Beirne, Luke Price and many others. Griffin, from Portland, is the producer of the show. Tickets: $25, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard has put out her debut solo album, "Jaime." She'll perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets: $49.50-$64.50, www.roselandpdx.com.
A lot of shows sell out. We'll occasionally try to alert you to certain 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.
Sleater-Kinney plays Crystal Ballroom next week, Nov 19-20, but the gigs have sold out.
Buy your tickets soon ...
• There'll be an 80th birthday party for Ural Thomas, the Portland soul musician, Dec. 21 at Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St. Tickets: $20, $25 at door, www.revolutionhall.com. Ural Thomas & The Pain plays, and there'll be comedy from Adam Pasi and storytelling by emcees Paul Knauls Sr. and Calvin Walker.
• Journey, joined by The Pretenders, will be touring in 2020 and stopping at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington, May 15, 2020. Tickets are on sale at www.LiveNation.com.
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