Friday, September 19, 2008

More for the weekend . . .

Covered Friday in my last post, now on to Saturday and beyond . . .

Slaid Cleaves will be at the Alberta Street Pub. Slaid is an impressive singer/songwriter and wonderfully personable performer (and though I say this about a lot of artists, a favorite of mine!). My friend Jess Byers is producing this one - check out show info at her Shining City Music site (and you should add yourself to her mailing list - she's got some great shows coming up this fall, including Richard Shindell next week). 8 PM, $18

It's the monthly taping of LiveWire Radio at the Aladdin Theater on Saturday night. Always a enjoyable melange of music, humor, thoughtful interviews, and assorted other sense and nonsense. Then the producers do a seriously good job putting it all together to air on OPB in a couple of weeks. Be part of the fun. 8 PM, $15

Mike Coykendall
and Friends are at Kelly's Olympian. The more I hear Mike, the more impressed I am with his songwriting and his band. Check 'em out. 10 PM, $5

An excellent Cuban band, Cana Son, is at Jimmy Maks. Playing traditional son music, this band drew 2000 folks to Sellwood Park this summer on a Monday night. Caliente! 8 PM, $10

It's a freaky weekend at the Laurelthirst, with the Freak Mountain Ramblers playing a 9:30 set on Saturday and back to their usual 6 PM happy hour show on Sunday.

And this being the last weekend of summer, why not catch some music outdoors . . .
Loch Lomond and a couple of other bands will be playing on the patio Saturday at the Doug Fir's Fir Fest music and art extravaganza. 5 PM, Free

It's a pirate thing going on at the annual Portland Pirate Festival Saturday and Sunday. Lots of music and pirate nonsense . . . check out the site for details. Arrrrr . . . .

. . . and on Sunday, it's another afternoon of the Lents Folk Festival at Lents Park (SE Holgate & 92nd). This week it's international day at the festival. 3 PM, Free

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