Besides the Portland Jazz Festival shows this weekend, what looks promising on the radar?
Tonight . . .
Amelia (Teisha Helgerson and Scott Weddle in duo configuration) at Mississippi Studios (8 PM, $12)
Mel Brown's B3 Organ Band with special guest "Sweet Baby" James Benton on vocals at Jimmy Maks (8 PM, $8)
Lauren Sheehan at the Muddy Rudder (8 PM, free)
Friday . . .
The Drive By Truckers and the Felice Brothers at Roseland (9 PM, $17.50)
Eclectic roots rock band from Austin, The Gourds at the Doug Fir (9 PM, $15)
LiveWire Radio taping at the Aladdin Theater with China Forbes (from Pink Martini) and The Everybodyfields (8PM, $15)
The Portland Soul All-Stars at Jimmy Maks (8 PM, $20) - this year's show is a tribute to the soul music of Memphis and Muscle Shoals - Booker T, etc . . . oh that sounds good!
The rhythms and sounds of Cuba for your dancing pleasure with Melao de Cana at Mississippi Pizza (9 PM, $7))
Saturday . . .
Lloyd Jones at Macadams (9:30 PM)
A Tribute to Billy Holiday with Liv Warfield at Jimmy Maks (8 & 10 PM, $15)
Terry Robb, Lauren Sheehan and Paula Sinclair at Vino Vixens (7:30 PM, $?)
Sunday . . .
The Everybodyfields at the Kennedy School (7 PM, free)
Mary Flower at the McMenamins Edgefield (5 PM, free)
Monday . . .
St Vincent (Annie Smith) at the Doug Fir - very interesting and compelling experimental pop from this young veteran of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens' band. (9 PM, $12)
All for now . . . . get out and see/hear some live music!