Quickie post for tonight ...
And do use the Portland Live music calendar!
Early music ...
Pete Krebs & His Portland Playboys are at the Secret Society at 6 pm (no cover)
Rebecca Kilgore is at the Analog Cafe & Theater on Hawthorne ... 7 pm
My pick for the night is Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys at Duff's ... Celebrating twenty-five years, fourteen albums & hundreds of thousands of miles. In Sandy's words, "What a dream it’s been." This will be a two night celebration (Saturday too!) with one of the coolest guys in the country-swing/rockabilly business. If you don't know him you should check him out ... if you do, you'll be there! ... 9 pm, $15
The annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival starts tonight and runs through Sunday with a slate of acts that bounce back and forth between pop jazz and blues. There'll be plenty of music to dance to, though I've rarely seen a crowd there willing to really shake it (come on you 'Couve winos, what's up with that?). Highlights are the Fabulous Thunderbirds tonight and even more fabulous Marcia Ball tomorrow afternoon. Quality acts all the way through, just very safe ... $30 - $60
Rich Layton & The Troublemakers will be at Shaker & Vine (formerly Vino Vixens on SE Powell) ... 9pm
The Parson Redheads are at the Laurelthirst ... 9:30 pm
Phil Alvin and the Blasters are in town tonight at Dante's ... 9 pm, $15