Foxy Shazam is a band that is as dazzling as its name, a group of crusty, over-the-top rockers that will rip your heart out of your chest with their stunning live performances. The singer is known for eating lit cigarettes on stage and for his fits of spastic and enthralling performance, that has been compared to Meat Loaf and Queen for his stunning theatrics. Stop Light Observations and Marca Luna open. 7 pm. Hawthorne Theatre. $15-18.
monday 11- sunday 17
Summer, America and burgers might as well have been made for each other. This week the Portland Mercruy is embracing the meaty, cheesy, ketchupy, delicacies whole-hog (or whole-cow if you will) with a week dedicated to the best and most special burgers in Portland. Monday through Sunday there will be $5 burger specials at Ate-Oh-Ate Hawaiian Restaurant, Bar Bar, Burnside Brewing Co, Club 21, Double Barrel Tavern, Doug Fir Lounge, Foster Burger, The Hop & Vine, Mi Mero Mole, North Light, Rockin' Robyn's Sassy Burger, Spirit of 77, Widmer Brothers Brewery and Pub, White Owl Social Club. Yuuuuum. Various times and locations. $5 burgers!
saturday 16-sunday 17
After a format change from an across-the-city venue-hopping week-long event, the now more consolidated and much smaller MusicFest NW will bring nearly 20 kickass bands to Waterfront Park. HAIM, Spoon, Girl Talk, Phantogram, Run the Jewels, Future Islands, Man Man, Gardens & Villa, Thundercat, Tune-Yards, The Antlers, and Wild Ones will shake down the Rose City, marking the beginning of the end for summer festival season. All day. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. $50-85.
At 28-years-old, Trombone Shorty has a resume most musicians could only dream of, including nine studio albums and gigs with Lenny Kravitz, Kid Rock, Eric Clapton, U2 and Green Day. He's also worked with fellow performers, Galactic, a funk, jazz, jam band that rocks in the same Cajun New Orleans wheelhouse as Trombone Shorty himself. 7 pm. Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. $20-$44.