Fault Lines, Boat, Future Historians
830 E Burnside St.
[GARAGE POP] Sporting thick, neon-bright guitars and a booming vocalist in the Beth Ditto mold, Fault Lines is a garage band that sounds much too big to fit in an actual garage. Portland usually doesn't take kindly to that sort of outsized ambition, but the group's debut, Tapes and Wires, is too hooky to ignore. It's a classic example of making nice tires without reinventing the wheel: You've heard these exuberantly winsome power-pop melodies before, but they still stick in your heart. And with frontwoman Sara Hernandez belting them out, those melodies nearly transform into a force of nature.
Where: Doug Fir Lounge
Address: 830 E Burnside St.