Eight Gigs: Scott Pemberton Band

Sun., Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $12-$14

Any band that has an abundance of percussion is probably going to be fun live. Playing spot-on multigenre musical medleys while shredding a guitar balanced on a stool is pretty neat, too. Seeing Scott Pemberton play in sunny Sacramento is a chance to channel our secret PNW envy into a night of Portland-flavored music that is just as enjoyable to watch as it is to listen to. There’s a reason girls and boys want to grow up to be guitar gods, and watching Pemberton flaunt his chops center stage reignites those fantasies. 2708 J Street, www.scottpemberton.com.