Saturday, June 4, 2011

First Weekend in June - Saturday music picks

If you can get down to Monmouth, my pick show of the weekend is the American Metropole Orchestra with Allen Toussaint ... info in yesterday's post.

But there's certainly a passel of choices in town tonight.

There's actually some good choices at the Rose Festival's "Rozone" ... check out the music schedules for this weekend and next here.  For instance, Bob Shoemaker and the New Iberians this evening, Atomic Gumbo tomorrow afternoon. It's free after the one-time $5 admission (good for entire festival).  Speaking of the Rose Festival, it's time for the Starlight Parade tonight ...

There's a great house concert series in West Linn that's hosting the wonderful singer/songwriter Claudia Schmidt tonight (7 pm, $15) ... for details contact

The Portland Playboys do their Saturday happy hour at the Secret Society ... 6 pm, no cover

Mississippi Pizza has the latin-tinged sounds of Level 2 ... 6 pm, $5

If the beautiful weather gets you out to Edgefield, Laura Ivancie will be singing in the winery ... 7 pm, no cover

Point Juncture, WA does a free performance at Music Millennium at 6:30 ...

One of last year's critically acclaimed films, Winter's Bone, had an intriguing soundtrack of Missouri songwriters and players. The soundtrack spawned a tour with many of those musicians and they are at the Aladdin tonight .... 8 pm, $18

The CBA's Journey to Memphis competition continues at Blitz Ladd ... 8:30 pm, $10

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside do their second CD release night at the Doug Fir ... opening tonight is Pancake Breakfast and Old Light ... 9 pm, $12

At Mississippi Studios it's a fine show with Alela Diane and The Parson Red Heads (becoming one of my fave local bands) ... 9 pm, $10

Pianist Andrew Oliver and one of his many band projects, The Ocular Concern, will be at The Blue Monk ... 9 pm, $5

Okay ... get out and enjoy the sunshine and then some great music tonight!

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