Friday, June 10, 2011

A jumpin' June weekend of music

Want to get this post done fast, but there's a plethora of outstanding choices this weekend ...

My pick shows (or at least where I'll be tonight) are Steve Earle at the Crystal Ballroom and Davis Rogan at the Kenton Club... here's my post from Wednesday about both shows. 

At the Rose Festival it's an Oregon Music Hall of Fame evening with Keegan Smith, Dr. Theopolis, Crazy 8's and the Cherry Poppin' Daddies ... schedule here ... $5

The Lloyd Jones Struggle (and featuring Warren Rand on sax) will be at the Trails End Saloon.  And it's a dollar off the cover if you wear a Hawaiian shirt to help usher in summer weather ... 9 pm, $??

The Stolen Sweets will bring the sweet vocals and swing sounds to Tony Starlight's Supper Club ... a fabulous venue for the band ... 8 pm, $15 (reservations required! - 503-517-8584

Mary Flower will be at O'Connor's in Multnomah Village ... 8 pm, $5

At The Mt. Tabor Theater, it's Joey Porter's Tribute to Stevie Wonder ... lots of great musicians and classic Wonder tunes ... here's a review of a previous Wonder tribute from Porter ... 9 pm, $15

It's "world twang" with TapWater at the Mission Theater.  This is a CD release show for their disc Too Dark To Blink that was produced by Los Lobos sax player (and Portland resident) Steve Berlin.  Steve will also be playing with the band ... check them out in this clip from KATU ... 8 pm, $10

The always entertaining Strange Tones are at Duff's Garage. It's "crime-a-billy" time with Andy and Guitar Julie! ... 9 pm, $??

Celilo will be at the Press Club ... 8:30 pm, no cover

Vino Vixen's has guitarist Alan Hagar (also at the Muddy Rudder on Saturday)  ... 8 pm, $5

Mike Coykendall and Alemeda will be outside on the Bar Bar patio at Mississippi Studios ... 4 pm, no cover

The big touring show tonight (from my perspective) is John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett at the Schnitz that I mentioned yesterday... but there's plenty of great local music on tap....

It's a CD release show at the Aladdin Theater with Redwood Son.  Josh Malm and band have produced two different discs, but releasing them in a single package.  Good story about Josh and the music at Oregon Music News.  At lot of the tunes came out of Josh dealing with the death of good friend and Redwood Son's drummer Kipp Crawford in a tragic accident a year and a half ago .... 8 pm, $18 (and you receive a copy of the double CD)

Siren Nation presents the 6th Annual Dolly Parton Hoot Night at the Mission Theater with a great lineup of Portland artists ... really, this tribute to one of country music's finest songwriter and performer is a hoot!  ... 9 pm, $12

The Brothers of the Baladi do a benefit dance at The Blue Monk for Oberon, a longtime leader of Portland's belly dancing community diagnosed with cancer ... 9 pm, $10

James Low will be dusting off a few seldom played country and honky-tonk tunes to play with the band up at the Ponderosa Lounge at Jubitz (10350 N. Vancouver Way) in a double-bill with songwriter Nick Peets ... 9 pm, $??

The Kate Davis Band is at Jimmy Maks ... the young bassist/vocalist is growing and stretching ... 8 pm, $10

Klezmocracy, playing some fine jazz with an Eastern European twist, will be doing a CD release at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Story about the band and show at Oregon Music News ... 8 pm, $12 or $18 w/CD

Wendy & the Lost Boys can be found at the Hawthorne Theater Pub ... 7:30 pm, no cover

The Pete Krebs Trio is at the Press Club ... 8:30 pm, no cover

Good afternoon and evening of Portland indie bands at the Rose Festival  ... MaryChris noted these earlier in the week.

Bobby Bare, Jr will be at Lola's Room at the Crystal ... 7 pm, no cover

There's a benefit for local musician Stu Kinzel (recovering from heart attack) at Duff's Garage with a great lineup of Portland's blues players ... 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

It's the Dover Weinberg Quartet with guest Grant Richards at Jim Flynn's In The House blues house party ... 6 pm ... contact Jim for details - 503-784-6824 / jimflynn AT

...and a quick note that Mike Meyer returns to Portland radio with a one-hour Americana show on OPB this Sunday at 3 pm called Trail Mix ... hmmm.... wonder where they're moving American Routes?

okay ... that was kind of a marathon post ... but for this weekend, I think my job is done.  See ya out and about!

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