Friday, June 29, 2012

This weekend's picks, 6/30

So what's up for the weekend?

It's the fifth annual NoFest in St Johns all weekend ... free music outside and at a number of venues around the neighborhood ...


Leo Kottke and Jake Shimabukuro will dazzle and dance over their respective strings at the Oregon Zoo ... 7 pm ...

One of the best and blusiest voices around, Duffy Bishop, will blow the doors off of Halibut's ... 8 pm, no cover

The Bridgetown Sextet brings their trad jazz sound to Tony Starlight's ... 8 pm, $12

For a little more contemporary jazz, Devon Phillips will be at Ivories ... 8 pm, $10

Naomi Hooley, Justin Jude, and Brian Copeland make for a fine songwriters triple-bill at the Secret Society ... 9 pm, $10

Catch Ron Rogers & The Wailing Wind and The Steady Boys for some honky-tonkin' at Duff's ... 9 pm, $??

Artichoke Music hosts Alexander's Real Time Band and Mary Flower ... 8 pm, $15

The Chicago Afrobeat Project will be at The Goodfoot ... 9 pm, $10

A bunch of Portland bands come together at the Wonder Ballroom for a tribute to the Beastie Boys ... 9 pm, $10

Guitarist Bill Kirchen (from Commander Cody, but so much more) will bring the twang to Duff's ... 8 pm, $??

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang headline the weekend's second concert at the Oregon Zoo ... 7 pm

Reggie Houston and an all-star band will be rockin' Jim Flynn's house party series on Sunday. Its Reggie's annual birthday bash and a ton of fun ... for directions, contact Jim Flynn ... music begins at 6 pm, $10, BYOB (and a dish to share if you like) ... and the food barrel will be out for the Oregon Food Bank, so bring a can or two to contribute.

All for now ... my summer music post will be out later or tomorrow and stay tuned for my picks for the Waterfront Blues Festival that begins on Wednesday ... hey, summer is here ... get outside for some music!

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