Ok ... time for a brief conclusion to weekend recommendations and a little something about New Years Eve choices ...
Besides a few I mentioned in part 1 (like Jerry Joesph's string of shows - also mentioned by MaryChris in her post), here's a few for tonight:
They are now rockin' the Laurelthirst every Saturday for happy hour, so head there tonight for a last 2012 gig (though their first of the new year isn't far away). Talkin' 'bout the James Low Western Front. It's a tight, powerful band with one of Portland's perennially best singer/songwriters. Pick up their CD, Whiskey Farmer, one of 2012's top local recordings, too! ... 6 pm, no cover
The Press Club has Meester & Meester and friends ... 8:30 pm, no cover
The Quick & Easy Boys do the first of two nights at The Goodfoot ... 9 pm, $8 both nights
The Devin Phillips Quartet lay down some solid jazz grooves at Wilf's ... 7:30 pm, $??
The Alberta Rose has the musically irreverent, The Bobs, for their post-holiday show ... 7:30 pm, $20
Monday, Dec 31 - New Year's Eve
Lots of great NYE music choices -- check out some good listings here and here. And there's now a very good music and events calendar at OregonLive - for NYE music choices just scroll/click through to 12/31 in the listings ...
Whatever you do, have a safe and happy holiday ... and resolve to get out to more live local music in 2013!