Have you noticed I'm down to posting mostly once a week? Damn, thought you might have missed that. Glad Marychris has jumped in with a couple of posts this week (and gave you a hint at what's on the horizon for me - yep, New Orleans for a couple of months). But, in the meantime, what do I see as solid live music choices this weekend ...
Some fine 6 pm happy hour picks to kick it off with the wry and country rockin' (Texas style) of Ron Rogers & The Wailing Wind at the Hawthorne Theater Pub (no cover) - Ron has a free download of one of his tunes here; the vintage 20s sounds of AnnaPaul & The Bearded Lady at the Secret Society (no cover); or, as a change-up from the usual Hamdogs' Friday at Duff's, catch the soulful country of Paula Sinclair, a fave voice of mine around town who's had a fairly light performance schedule as of late ($2) ... stay at Duff's for more fun with The Hamdogs and Keeter Stuart for the late show.
A little later there's some excellent choices for no cover - like Matt Brown and Michael Jodell at Al's Den (7 pm), Lisa and Her Kin at the Bipartisan Cafe (7 pm), Duffy Bishop at Halibuts (8 pm), or James Low and Lewi Longmire at the Press Club (8:30 pm).
A great weekend of shows at the Alberta Rose starts tonight with the venerable folkie and wonderfully entertaining Peter Yarrow ... and Kris Deelane opens ... 8 pm, $28 ($15 if you're 17 and under - okay, probably does not apply to anyone reading this). Tomorrow at ART is the Renegade Saints' 20th Anniversary show (8 pm, $12), and Sunday it's the Celtic sounds of Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Hass...(7:30 pm, $22) ...
The funk meter will be pinned at Ted's (at Berbati's) with Philly's Phunkestra leading a three band funk attack ... check out Seattle's Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme who are on the bill ... 9 pm, $8
It's a soulful weekend at Mississippi Studios with Joey Porter's Tribute to Stevie Wonder ... two nights of Wonder-fullness ... 10 pm, $18 (or $25 for both nights)
... and at Touche tonight it's saxophonist Rob Scheps and pianist Dave Frishberg ... story here at OMN ... killer jazz show for just $5 cover ... 8 pm
Besides what's already been mentioned ... there's a fine Louisiana Zydeco band in town for a Cascade Zydeco dance at the Eagles Lodge (49th & Hawthorne) - Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys ... 8 pm, $15
The gypsy cabaret sounds of Padam Padam will fill Tabor Space ... 7:30 pm, $8
The very knowledgeable blues music scholar and performer, Steve Cheseborough is at the Muddy Rudder ... 8 pm, no cover
Loch Lomond's Ritchie Young and the Young Brothers are at the Press Club ... 8:30 pm, no cover
The Tezeta Band bring their Ethiopian inspired jazz/funk/soul to the Secret Society ... 9 pm, $6
OK ... get out to some live music!