Nick Jaina is a master lyricist with a good voice, to boot. The art-folk Portlander, however, received some expert aid on his recent release, The Beanstalks That Have Brought Us Here Are Gone, from some of the city’s finest female vocalists—Luz Mendoza and Laura Gibson, to name a few—and out-of-towners like Jolie Holland. So, if it were anyone else, we’d worry about how those borrowed falsettos could be pulled off live. David Williams and Jay William Henderson join Jaina on the bill at Urban Lounge.
If you're in the mood for honest, straight-up punk, check out Face to Face at the Complex, or catch the blue notes of Staks O’Lee at The Garage. Or sit in on the Crescent City Brass Band as they invoke the sounds of the Big Easy over at Kilby Court -- not your dad's high school jazz band.
Down in Provo, Velour’s Summer Battle of the Bands heats up for a second day. Tonight’s line-up includes Proving Ground, They Shall Be Lions, Bottleship and Old Grey Geese.
For an evening out without breaking the bank, check out this week’s Events for Cents, which includes a cheap flick at Wasatch Touring and a casserole contest up at Alta.