The big touring show tonight is the first of two sold out Neko Case shows at the Crystal Ballroom. Show up and you might be able to pick up a ticket . . . some of you know the drill . . . just be patient. You can try Saturday night too.
Otherwise there's some great local music choices . . .
It's once again a first Friday happy hour at the Laurelthirst with James Low and band. The secret word this month is strawberries . . . . . . . 6 pm, free (see ya there)
Hey, why not stay for the whole evening at the 'Thirst . . . James will be followed by Michael Jodell and the Slow Healers. She'll be joined on the bill by Pancake Breakfast and the Will West band . . . 9:30, $5
Lewi Longmire will rock Biddy McGraws . . . 9:30 pm, free
Jon Koonce will do the same at Duff's Garage . . . 9 pm, $??
There'll be some free jazz (as in no cover, not dissonant noodling) at the Camellia Lounge @ Tea Zone with bassist Dave Friesen and pianist Greg Goebel . . . 9 pm and all ages, too.
Tony Starlight's has the fine 40's style jazz vocals and swing of The Midnight Serenaders . . . 8 and 10 pm, $8
. . . and it's the hot Brazilian sounds of SambaDa and the Lions of Batucada at the Someday Lounge . . . 9:30 pm, $10
UPDATE: Late add . . . Lloyd Jones will be solo at the Muddy Rudder tonight too . . . 8 pm, free . . . love when we have great music in the 'hood (for your Sellwood/Westmoreland compadres)
Looks like there's something for everyone . . . get out to some live music!