Missed telling y'all about some shows that I'm sure were pretty damn good this week (like Dumpstafunk last night) ... but past is past, so what's in our near future?
A festival going on this weekend is just across the river in Vancouver - the annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival. It has a pretty good lineup of acts beginning tonight - I especially like Sunday's acts that include John Hammond, Bill Frissel and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band ... Check it out.
If I could be in three or four places at once, I'd be simultaneously enjoying:
The Decemberists out at Edgefield. Second of two nights (some tickets left for tonight, too) and joined by Okkervil River and AgesandAges ... And Jenny Conlee should be back with the band on keyboard and accordion for this show (yea, Jenny! - I know the band and your fans and friends have missed you) ... 6:30 pm, $38
Lloyd Jones with full band and horns at Jimmy Mak's. The show will include video recording for a future release. Lloyd want folks to dress stylish and be ready to enthusiastically party (but that's always easy at his shows!) ... 8 pm, $10
Filmusik at the Hollywood Theater for Gamera vs. Barugo. Take one campy 60s Japanese monster movie, add a music score by the fabulous Andrew Oliver, and live voice actors dubbing the film in English (from the original script) and you have the ingredients for a very fun and slightly skewed evening ... 8 pm, $12
Colin Lake and Wellbottom at the Ponderosa Lounge at Jubitz ... yes, the lounge out at the truck stop has the former Portlander, now New Orleans resident back in town to throw down some solid roots and blues-based original tunes. He's become a regular player in NOLA, and this is his Portland CD show celebrating the about to be released The Ones I Love. And as a bit of lagniappe, piano wizard Steve Kerin joins the band tonight! ... 9 pm, $??
Okay ... I'm gonna need to pick one place to be, as cloning or finding some hole in the space/time continuum isn't an option ...
A few other choices for tonight include ...
Celilo also celebrate the release of their new CD, Bouy Bell, at the Alberta Rose. Sean Flinn and The Royal We, and Carcrashlander, too ... Oregonian story about the new CD and show here ... 8 pm, $10
The DK Stewart Sextet featuring the Soul Survivor Horns is at Duff's tonight ... and doing a live audio recording ... 9 pm, $10
Billy D & The Hoodoos are at the Rock Creek Tavern ... 9 pm, no cover
Franco Paletta is at Vino Vixens ... 8 pm, $5
Okay ...now get up and go somewhere!