Thursday, February 14, 2008

Music picks for Feb 14

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!


Jim Friscia said...

Original post had Drive By Truckers listed for Saturday . . . it's actually Friday, so I changed it.

Anonymous said...

check out China Forbes of Pink Martini!

Anonymous said...

As always . . . great picks, Jim ~ I'd like to also recommend Justin Jude (The Oregon Bite's Singer Songwriter of the Year) who will be performing with one of my favorite local guys, Scott Gallegos, at the Alberta Street Pub, Saturday 2/16, 9 p.m. ~ and one performance that I'm really looking forward to this weekend . . . THE SUN!!!!

Anonymous said...

Friday night will be a very special night of women playing the cello (and singing) at Mississippi Studios. Anna Fritz (with Sami Kushnick, new to Portland from Oberlin College) open for Lindsay Mac, who has been described as Ani DiFranco, if Ani played the cello. Expect the unexpected. Doors open at 6:30. Show at 7 PM. Enter through the restaurant. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. An intimate concert setting at 3939 N. Mississippi

Jim Friscia said...

Thanks Pam and Anonymous (don't be shy - tell me who you are) for your suggestions.