If you're looking to start your week by strappin' on those those dancing shoes and stepping out to some great big band swing and blues, head to Duff's for the monthly gig of Lily Wilde and her 17-piece band. Very hot and very fun ... 8pm, $5
If a guy and a guitar playing acoustic blues in a cool little neighborhood joint is more your speed, check out Lloyd Jones at the Muddy Rudder in Sellwood. And you never know who might drop by to join him. Every Monday .... 7:30 pm, no cover
At the Alberta Street Pub it's Sideways Reign - a Washington based genre-blending band that's beginning a five week cross-country tour. Their mix of folk, blues, reggae and funk is worth a listen (I have friends in Portland, Shelton, WA, and Dallas, TX who've recommended this band to me). They'll also be on KATU's AM Northwest at 9am ... 6:30 pm, $3
Tony Furtado's Tuesday residency gig at The Woods just gets better each week. This week's guests include Lara Michel and Lewi Longmire ... and given it's format, others will be dropping by. If you haven't made it over, I highly recommend checking out the last of his 3 week series on Tuesday. Lots of folks hope this will continue as long as Tony is in town and not out touring (but nothing announced, so I'd catch this show if you can!) .... 8:30 pm, $6 ... BTW, good article about Tony over at Oregon Music News.
Speaking of jazz, David Ornette Cherry will be at the Mission Theater ... 8 pm, no cover
And for something completely different, it's Spanish Flamenco music and dance at Mississippi Studios with Flamenco Arte Y Paz featuring Vicente Griego (vocalist from New Mexico), Ricardo Diaz (guitarist from SF) and Savannah Fuentes (dancer from Seattle) ... 8 pm, $15