Helado Negro.

Thursday, June 20

Latin avant-pop mastermind Helado Negro’s smooth grooves are matched only by his butter-rich bilingual vocals. Chicago singer-songwriter Tasha opens at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St.) at 8:30 p.m. Tix: $12-$15 (all ages). 828-5600. space538.org. Popular indie-rock act The National must be confident in their new material. Otherwise it’s madness to book the super-cool Australian rocker Courtney Barnett to rip through an opening set at Thompson’s Point in Portland at 6:30 p.m. Tix: $49-$55 (all ages). 800-745-3000. statetheatreportland.com.

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