Friday, December 16, 2011

Live music picks for the weekend before holiday weekend...

Just a few to note for this weekend ... hope you're all not too busy to stop and relax with friends and some great live music around town ...

It's the first of two nights of two sold-out holiday shows with the Portland Cello Project and special guests at the Aladdin ... can always try to just show up and find an extra ticket or two ...story at OMN ... 8 pm, $15

But don't be sad, you can also head to the Alberta Rose Theatre for the fabulous Holcomb Waller and his special guests ... should be a wonderful evening of music from this most adventurous singer/songwriter ... 8 pm, $20

Looking to dance ... try pianist DK Stewart and his sextet (with horns) at Duff's ... 9:30 pm, $?? ... or Ty Curtis at the Trails End Saloon (8:30 pm, $??) ... or  Linda Hornbuckle at Halibuts (ok, a bit harder to dance in that space!) .... 8 pm, no cover

Something a bit more mellow ... it's a fine triple bill at the Press Club with Naomi Hooley, Rob Stroup, and Lara Michell ... 8:30 pm, no cover  ... mellow, but bluesy - try Bill Rhoades at Vino Vixens (8 pm, no cover)

Need a little Christmas - Vegas style? ... well, head to the Tony Starlight Christmas Extravaganza at Tony Starlight's ... 8 pm, $15

It's the final Live Wire Radio Show! recording of the year at the Alberta Rose ... 7:30 pm, $20

Three of the very best acoustic blues (and more) players combine talents at O'Connors - Mary Flower, Thad Beckman, and Alan Hagar - my idea of an outstanding low-key quality night of music in Portland ... 7:30 pm, $12

Miz Kitty puts on a Christmas vaudeville show at the Mission Theater ... 7 pm, $12

Singer and bassist Kate Davis is home from NY and doing a couple of shows ... tonight it's a home for the holidays show at Wilf's (8 pm, $??)  ... and a special show with a new project, Itsy, with pianist Ben Darwish, on Sunday night at Rontoms ...which you can read about at Oregon Music News.

All for now ... see ya out and about!

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