As awareness of the weekend started to bubble up though the fog of consciousness, I was smacked awake with the realization that there's a lot of great shows to choose from. What to recommend?
Okay, here it is . . .
If you're looking for one of the bands with a big buzz in the roots music, americana vein, check out the Avett Brothers tonight at the Crystal Ballroom. Still tickets. 9 PM, $18
Portland Cello Project at the Aladdin Theater, 8 PM $12
Raina Rose at Mississippi Studios, 10 PM $12
The Portland String Sampler featuring Sassprilla, Cross-Eyed Rosie, Jackstraw, and The Clampitt Family at the Wonder Ballroom, 8 PM $10
DK4 at Duff's Garage, 9:30 PM $6
Glen Moore & Jeff Putterman at Burdigala, (a cool little wine bar/store in Sellwood), 7 PM, free
Live Wire! taping at the Aladdin, 8 PM, $15
Lauren Sheehan & Terry Robb at the Muddy Rudder , 8 PM $?
Fernando and Casey Neill & the Norway Rats at Dante's, 9:30 PM $8
Tift Merritt and Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek) at the Doug Fir, 9PM $15
Siren Nation's 2nd annual Billy Holiday Tribute at the Fez Ballroom, 9 PM $15
Eels at the Wonder Ballroom, 8 PM, sold out!
Cat Power at Roseland, 8 PM
Explore the links . . . catch a show . . . . see you around!