Friday, July 11, 2014

Hot music to cool you off ...

Thermometer's climbing ... but Portland has some hot shows to match it ... what's on the weekend radar?

Tonight catch some happy hour western swing with Pete Krebs & His Portland Playboys at the Secret Society ... 6 pm, no cover

The Sportin' Lifers Trio will swing things in a mellow groove at the Muddy Rudder ... 8 pm, no cover

Veteran Portland singer-songwriter Bart Ferguson is at Jimmy Mak's ... he's joined his folk-rock songwriting with the R & B influences of the Edward Stanley Band ... 8 pm, $12

Pianist and singer/songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman has a record release party at Mississippi Studios ... 9 pm, $10

It's the Portland Cello Project's Extreme Dance Party checking in for two nights at the Doug Fir tonight and tomorrow ... cello shots, anyone? ... 9 pm, $17

Saturday it's time for the 13th Mississippi Avenue Street Fair with six stages of music ... festivities begin at 10, with music going from noon til 9 pm... check out the schedule of great acts, including Ural Thomas & the Pain!

If you're at the fair, consider the air conditioned comfort of Mississippi Studios with Star Anna and Run On Sentence ... 7 pm, $10

 It's James Low's last Portland show until his next visit ... tonight at the Laurlethirst he'll be sharing the stage with Fernando!  ... 6 pm, no cover

Hopefully the Carolina Chocolate Drops won't melt into a sticky puddle on the Zoo's stage Saturday ... but if I were you, I'd brave the heat and check out one of the most thoughtful, entertaining, and Grammy Award winning roots music acts coming through town this summer ... and local darling Sally Ford opens ... 7 pm (doors @ 5), $25

Need to dance? Soul Vaccination at The Lehrer is the medicine you need ... 8 pm, $12

Need deep B-3 fronted funk jazz grooves to get a sweat going ... then get up on The Goodfoot with McTuff ... 10 pm, $12...

That's all for now ... so stay cool and remember to hydrate!

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