Thinking a little ahead to the near future (for once), this coming Monday, the Elbo Room is hosting a solid and extremely affordable evening of Americana/psych rock, with Nick Jaina (Portland), Mark Matos & Os Beaches and Buxter Hoot’n (8:30pm, $5 and $2 drink specials!!).

Like other current superstars of the PDX folk scene — such as Loch Lomond, Shelley Short and Weinland — the Nick Jaina band boasts outstanding musicianship, vivacious stage performance and overall just embody the local folk flavor. Jaina is on the brink of already his fourth HUSH Records release, A Bird In The Opera House, which will most likely be available on the eve of its release.

[audio:] Nick Jaina – “Sleep Child”

Mark Matos & Os Beaches shall provide “rock and roll gospel” during the show’s midway stretch. Last year’s release Words of the Knife is also on the brink of greatness, as it is to soon arrive on vinyl, and the album credits note help from Matt Adams (Blank Tapes), Tom Heyman (The Court & Spark), Dave Mihaly (of Jolie Holland‘s band), Kacey Johansing, and the former members of Campo Bravo. Last, a name fairly fresh to our tongues is Buxter Hoot’n — who probably could also pull off the “rock and roll gospel” facade with their rampant psychedelic jamming, crossed with the genes of Crosby, Stills, and Nash-styled rural rock. Get your week started off right (or terribly, terribly wrong) with Elbo’s $2 drink specials, and a wide array of audible enjoyment.

[audio:] Mark Matos/Os Beaches – “Hired Hand”

Buxter Hoot’n – “Martial Law”