Friday, March 23, 2018

Quick PDX music picks for the weekend

Some days just get away from you ... will be brief as we look ahead to tonight thru Sunday.

Friday
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys are doing the happy hour show at the Secret Society ... 6 pm, $6

Lynn Conover & Little Sue ably hold down the happy hour slot at the Laurelthirst ... 6 pm, no cover

The Sportin' Lifers Trio is at the Muddy Rudder ... 8 pm, no cover

Singer/songwriter John Gorka is at the Alberta Rose ... 8 pm, $25

Trumpeter Farnell Newton is at Bluehour ... 9 pm

Casey Neill and the Norway Rats have a CD release show at the Doug Fir. Really looking forward to hearing Casey's new CD, Subterrene ... 9 pm, $14

Saturday
Redray Frazier is at the Alberta Street Pub ... 6 pm, no cover

Catch Kate Power and Steve Einhorn at Unity of Beaverton. 7 pm, $20

The first of two nights of Something To Talk About: A Portland Bonnie Raitt Tribute happens at the Alberta Rose. In its third year and going strong, it's an ace group of Portland players led by singer Bre Gregg that rock out on tunes by, or recorded by, Bonnie Raitt. Totally fun show! ... 8 pm, $18/22 ... also Sunday night at 7 pm.

In from New Orleans, it's Galactic -- Stanton Moore and company will be rockin' the Crystal Ballroom ... 8 pm, $30-50

James Clem is at the Muddy Rudder ... 8 pm, no cover

And it's Brazilian Night at The Goodfoot including Bloco Alegria with their Rio de Janeiro carnival style samba and batucada, and Pyat√£ & The Rhythm playing Brazilian funk, reggae and rock ... 10 pm, $10


Sunday
The Ex Nashville Cats (Mark Spangler, Jon Koonce, Denny Bixby, John Bunzow) are at O'Connor's ... 7 pm, $5

Good show at Mississippi Studios with Lindi Ortega. To quote Rolling Stone: "Lindi Ortega's music has always been the sonic embodiment of the red cowboy boots she's often seen wearing: a fiery and dramatic take on modern country that's impossible to ignore." ... 9 pm, $15

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