Hey all ... here's a few you might want to check out for the weekend and coming week ...
Around town tonight ...
Early music ... catch the "swing nouveau" of Everything's Jake at the Secret Society ... 6 pm, no cover
Looking for jazz and vocals... There's a few fine choices tonight ...
You can hear the sublime voice of Rebecca Kilgore, backed by Tom Wakeling, David Evans, and Randy Porter at Ivories ... 8 pm, $10
The Blue Monk celebrates their 10th anniversary with David Ornette Cherry and LaRhonda Steele ... 9 pm, $10
And Tony Starlight's week-long "Sinatra Fest" concludes tonight with a tribute to the Rat Pack ... 8 pm, $16
Switching genres, but keeping the vocalist theme, Anne Weiss is at Artichoke Music with her special guest, Steve Cheseborough ... 8 pm, $15
At TaborSpace you can catch Thad Beckman and Jerry Keefe ... 7 pm, $10
Feel like dancing? Head to Duff's for DK Stewart with the Soul Survivor Horns ... 9 pm, $??
A Portland-friendly indie band from my hometown in Queens, NY, Freelance Whales, are the Doug Fir ... 9:30 pm, $18 (includes a download of their newest CD)
Two excellent touring shows tonight, though quite different. If you're in the mood for a thoughtful, heartfelt, singer-songwriter, you should head to the Alberta Rose for Lucy Kaplansky. This is a CD release for her latest, Reunion. ... 7 pm, $20
Looking for an adventurous sonic experience? The desert southwest, country, rock, Latin, percussion, horns, roots music ... so many influences meld into something unique in the sound of Calexico, it's hard to describe, so just listen ... and head to the Aladdin. They are touring behind their brand new CD, Algiers ... 8 pm, $22.50
The always loose and fun, Country Side of Sunday (Steve Bradley, Jon Koonce, Bob Love, Kurtis Piltz, Jeff Woodcock and Thad Beckman) happens tonight at O'Connor's in Multnomah Village ... 7:30 pm, $5
Got one for Tuesday for ya ... at the Alberta Rose it's The Hobart Brothers featuring Lil' Sis Hobart ... okay there are actually no Hobarts, but simply the combined songwriting and performing talents of Jon Dee Graham, Freedy Johnston, and Susan Cowsill. Together they are a most entertaining trio of friends, who recently put together a fine CD, At Least We Have Each Other ... 8 pm, $15