OK, I'm back ... hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend and have buckled your safety belts for the too fast ride to Christmas and New Years ...
So what's up for tonight?
Starting early? There's three great choices ... all at 6 pm and no cover -
It's first Friday, so it's time for the James Low Western Front happy hour at the Laurelthirst. Hear there are new Whiskey Farmer tee shirts tonight too. Think holiday gifts!
Or head to the Hawthorne Theater Lounge for Wendy & The Lost Boys and some lively acoustic tunes to start the weekend.
And Swing Papillion brings its gypsy jazz to the Secret Society.
... and one more for just $2 is Honey & the Hamdogs doing classic country rock and more at Duff's Garage ...
My pick show of the night is a really fun double bill is also at Duff's with the roots jazz of the Bridgetown Sextet and can't-stay-off-the-dance floor sounds of the Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band ... 8:30 pm, $10
Attend a taping of Live Wire Radio at the Alberta Rose ... with musical guests Viva Voce and Telekinesis (plus Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBobSquarePants) ... 7:30 pm, $20
Deadheads and percussion fans can get a rhythmic fix at the Aladdin with the Micky Hart Band ... 8 pm, $25
Typhoon plays the first of three shows over two nights at Mississippi Studios ... come out and hear why one more fine Portland band is getting national attention ... tonight with Mimicking Birds opening ... 9 pm, $12
Rich Layton & the Troublemakers quiet it down a bit for the back room at Vino Vixens ... a very relaxed, yet swampy, harmonica-fueled hang ... 8 pm, $5
Vocalist Laura Ivancie is at Touche ... 8 pm, $??
Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band are at the Trails End Saloon ... 9 pm, $??
The Lewi Longmire Band is at Biddy McGraws tonight ... 9:30 pm, no cover
Alright ... that's in for tonight ... a little late ... but there ya go ...