Friday, August 31, 2012

How not to labor through the weekend

I can feel fall comin' in these cooler mornings. Suppose we should check out some live music as the summer winds down and the school year begins.  But September still gives us our last gasp outdoor music options and a big music festival in the coming weeks.

But this weekend? Here's a few to consider:

Catch a great happy hour at the Laurelthirst with the Mary Flower Trio - she'll be joined by Jesse Withers (of Jackstraw) on bass, and Spud Siegel on mandolin ... 6 pm, no cover

Sublime jazz vocals and piano from Rebecca Kilgore and Dave Frishberg (with a rhythm section, too) at Ivories Jazz Lounge ... 8pm, $10

If you go to Art in the Pearl, there's a stage with live music on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday with some very fine "world music" acts ...

Rock icon Ian Hunter is at the Aladdin tonight, and doing a CD signing at Music Millennium at 1 pm. Since his days leading Mott the Hoople, Hunter has been an uncompromising rocker and inspiration to many famous and unsung. Portland Cleveland rocks with all the young dudes ... and The Minus Five opens ...  8 pm, $35

Thad Beckman and Kurtis Piltz are at O'Connor's ... 8 pm, $7

Atomic Gumbo with some special guests are at the Trails End Saloon ... 9 pm, $??

The Fruit Bats are at the Doug Fir .... 9 pm, $15

Lee Fields & the Expressions will blow the bark off the Doug Fir with high energy old-school soul ... and Philly's Phunkestra opens ... catch this show ... 9 pm, $13

Will be a wonderful day up at Timberline Lodge with an all day celebration of Timberline's 75th birthday and music that will be a tribute to Woody Guthrie ... check out the lineup and events ... and it's free ... here's the story about it from OregonLive.

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