Thursday, July 24, 2008

Upcoming weekend - the locals edition

On top of all of the traveling artists in town this week/weekend (see my post from Tuesday), here's some other choices for Thursday through Monday.

For all you folks on the south side of the city, Stephanie Schneiderman is at the Bridgeport Village Concerts (map) , 6:30 PM, Free

Lauren Sheehan at the Muddy Rudder, 8 PM, Free

Lincoln Crockett & Chris Kokesh (of Misty River) at the Alberta Street Public House. 9 PM, $5

Morgan Grace at Kelly's Olympian. 9:30 PM, $5

This is opening night of the 3-day PDXPopNow! 2008 - the local music event of the weekend. Forty-eight bands beginning Friday at 6 PM, then all day Saturday and Sunday at Rotture (formerly Loveland) on 315 SE 3rd Ave (map). With bands spanning a cross section of styles, this all-ages festival, now in it's fifth year, is free. PDXPopNow! is a grassroots "volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating, promoting, and enhancing Portland’s vital and diverse music community." For instance, this year they spearheaded the successful effort to get the OLCC to change its some of its over-21 rules for music venues. Support the organization and go check out the music - a great opportunity to experience a lot of Portland music you probably haven't heard.

Seattle's Fleet Foxes are at Music Millennium at 6 PM and then at the Doug Fir Lounge. This band has a definite buzz - you might want to hear what it's about. 9 PM, $10

Casey Neill & the Norway Rats are at Fernhill Park (map), as part of the free music of the Parks & Rec Concert Series. 6:30 PM, Free

At the Press Club on SE Clinton will be the lovely and talented Miss Michael Jodell joined by the equally talented (but not quite as lovely) Matt Brown and Alan Hunter. Vocals by Michael, guitar by Matt, bass by Alan, enjoyment by all. 8:30 PM, Free

The always reliable and entertaining Lewi Longmire Band and Morgan Grace will be at Imbibe. 9:30 PM, Free

Live Wire! radio will be taping at the Aladdin Theater. Music guests include Richmond Fontaine and Derby. 8 PM, $15

A fine jazz and blues singer, Tahoe Jackson, will be at Imbibe. 9 PM, Free

Piano Throwers (Scott Law, Tye North & Carleton Jackson) will be joined by Tony Furtado at the Goodfoot Lounge. 9 PM, cover

Back in Portland for one of his visits from Nashville, Craig Carothers will host a songwriters in the round at the Kennedy School. 7:30 PM, $10

Tony Furtado Band will wind up the free music series at Sellwood Riverfront Park (map). This has been a great summer of Monday night music in one of the most picturesque locations in the city. 6:30 PM, Free

Weather's great, music's great . . . . time to get out of the house!

1 comment:

Jess said...

Thanks, I might take a 3-yr-old to the Fernhill Park thing tonight.

I downloaded that interview with Emmylou from B&N, too. It was cool. I couldn't afford to go to the show though. :(