Simon Joyner.

Friday, August 25

Local Cuban-music party band Primo Cubano serves up the hot salsa at Portland’s Congress Square Park at 6 p.m. Free. congresssquarepark.org. “Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller’s dark emotional mirror, Townes Van Zandt’s three-chord moan, and Lou Reed’s warehouse minimalism,” said Gillian Welch, “his name is Simon Joyner.” Joyner plays The Apohadion Theater (107 Hanover St., Portland) with David Nance and Greg Jamie (O’Death) opening at 8 p.m. Reasonable cover (all ages).