Mike Watt & The Missingmen, Divers

When: Sat., Sept. 29, 9 p.m. 2012

Bassist Mike Watt needs little introduction—when your references include the Minutemen, fIREHOSE, the Stooges, and more, your CV speaks for itself. Watt's newest record, 2011's Hyphenated-Man, is a collection of 30 short blasts of dizzy rock-jazz weirdness inspired by Hieronymous Bosch. So no, it's not meat and potatoes rock, although parts of it do assuredly rock. For more traditional, stomach-lining rock 'n' roll, look to openers Divers, who are steadily plowing their way to Portland's head of the class. Although they only have a (marvelous) 7-inch recorded so far, Divers are in full command of a repertoire of tough, heartfelt, sing-along-'til-you're-hoarse punk anthems. Rising from the ashes of brothers Harrison and Seth Rapp's former band Drunken Boat, Divers have become one of the absolute must-see bands in town. NED LANNAMANN

Price: $15

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