In the midst of a week residence at Al's Den, it's Michael Dean Damron - tonight with special guest James Low ... 7 pm, no cover
Thad Beckman, on a break from the road with Tom Russell (supporting tour for Tom's excellent new CD, Mesabi), is back home in the friendly confines of O'Connors - tonight playing a duo gig with harmonica wiz Kurtis Piltz ... 8 pm, $5
There'll be nowhere to run or hide (cause the place will be packed!) at the appropriately named Jimmy Mak's when Miss Martha Reeves hits town tonight to play with her old friend, Mel Brown ... there should be dancing in the streets for this Motown legend ... 8 and 10 pm shows, $20 ... might be best to get an advanced ticket at Tickets Oregon.
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are at the Crystal Ballroom ... 9 pm, $20
Now in there 40th year, the band Oregon will perform at the Aladdin Theater tonight ... Excellent story about the band at Oregon Music News ... 8 pm, $30
Vocalist Lara Michell's new band, A Simple Colony, will be joined by Sarah King, and Miss Michael Jodell at the Alberta Rose Theatre ...7 pm, $8
The Red Hot Blues Sisters with Lisa Mann will be at Duff's ... 9 pm, $??
Alan Jones' jazz jam is at the Blue Monk ... 8 pm, $5