PRP Team Concert Picks for the last week of October! (10/26-11/1/17)

Teri’s picks:

It’s going to get ghoulish this weekend with plenty of pre-Halloween fun! These are but a few ideas so check around and let us know what we might have missed:

Friday, October 27, 9 pm-midnight
It’s Freaky Friday so get your funky freaky costumes together and pre-func your Halloween with music from JoyTribe and Soul Progression. There will also be a costume contest with prizes so plan yours well.
JoyTribe + Soul Progression Freaky Friday Halloween Bash
Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland
$8 cover, 21+


​Hosted by J-Fell Presents and celebrating their 5th annual Halloween Costume Party at Gemini Bar & Grill, Dancehall Days will have you dancing all night long at the Dancehall Days at Gemini show.
Friday, October 27, 9 pm-midnight
Gemini Bar & Grill
456 N. State St., Lake Oswego
$10 cover, 21+


Saturday has many options for that Halloween costume, starting with one that is also a benefit for a good cause, Oregon Active Foundation. The event will offer a diverse mix of music and hallowed experiences at one of the newest venues in inner SE, The Redd. “Themed spaces circling a post-industrial fabrication warehouse, massive outdoor tents and a giant geodesic dome; all set across 3 stages, party bus, silent disco and various art installations. This venue will be transformed into a labyrinth of discovery and intrigue. Wil Kinky, (featured on Portland Radio Project,) will perform with the Kinky Brothers.

Phantom PDX
The Redd
831 SE Salmon St., Portland
8 pm – 3 am
Tickets $40 Gen’l Adm, $30 Group, while avail. lasts


Two popular dance-inducing bands that perform music from other parts of the world, Chervona and Mbrascatu, will set the stage on fire with their collective energy at Atlantis Lounge for a Halloween Party – Chervona & Mbrascatu to end all parties.
Atlantis Lounge adjacent to Mississippi Pizza
3552 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland
9:30 pm-12:30 am
Tickets $13 Adv, $15 Door

There may or may not be costumes at this bash, but regardless, it’s a guaranteed good time whenever The Druthers play on their home turf, Kay’s Bar in Sellwood.
The Druthers @ Kay’s Bar
6903 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland
9:30 pm – 12:30 am


Another dance party will be happening at Urban Studio where the ever-popular, Hit Machine, will perform two sets, there will be a costume contest with prizes, and DJ Doc Roc will keep the party going in between all that.

Halloween Monster Ball 7 Featuring Hit Machine & DJ Doc Roc!
Urban Studio
935 NW Davis St., Portland
8:30 pm-12:30 am
Tickets $25 Adv, $30 Door


J-Fell Presents is hosting another fun event, with performances by My Happy Pill, that promises to be spooktacular! “It’s Gemini’s Annual Halloween Party and the theme this year is “Dead Celebrities”. Come dressed as your favorite (deceased) famous person and you could win some great prizes! Be creative, have fun! Any and all costumes are welcome, so either way, the night promises to be ghoulishly fun!!! There will be a costume contest with CA$H prizes, and lots of fun free swag and giveaways too!”

My Happy Pill “Dead Celebs” Halloween Party at The Gemini
456 N. State St., Lake Oswego
9 pm-1 am


​Kennedy School is the place to​ be dressed in your best costume​ because ​they​ will be giving away some awesome prizes (​f​ree ​hotel ​stays, gift cards, band merch​, and more​)​.​ ​S​ecret judges ​will be ​taking notes all night, and will announce the top 3 costumes in between bands! ​ADDverse Effects and Falcon Heart have crafted this poem to tell you all about it and get you in the mood:​

“Darkness falls across the land,
With Halloween weekend close at hand!
Ghouls and goblins and witches take flight,
To party down and dance on the 28th night.
If zombies and mummy’s do give you a start,
Then you’ll enjoy the first band: Falcon Heart!
Not even the Vampires with fresh wounds in their necks
Will be able to stop dancing to ADDverse Effects!
Now you don’t seem like any mere mortal fool,
So I will see you all at The Kennedy School!!!!

Halloween at McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland
7-10 pm
FREE but only 21+


You can follow Teri’s work with the PRP street team on her Facebook page, Teri’s Tunes PDX.


Patrick’s picks:

Here are a two great shows coming up:

Whitehorse – this Sunday at the Doug Fir
Whitehorse is a Canadian folk rock band composed of husband-and-wife duo Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland. Based in Hamilton, Ontario,[2] Doucet and McClelland were both established singer-songwriters before opting to put their solo careers on hold to work together as Whitehorse.
Whitehorse performs live as a duo. While both Doucet and McClelland play guitar as their primary instruments as singer-songwriters, as Whitehorse each performs on a number of instruments.

The band makes extensive use of live looping; most commonly by opening many songs by creating layered drum and percussion loops to serve as a drum track. They also loop instrumental portions and vocal phrases in some songs.

Doucet generally plays the drum kit parts with McClelland adding other percussion elements. McClelland plays bass guitar and keyboards along with acoustic (and occasionally electric) guitar. Other than drums, Doucet generally plays electric (or acoustic outfitted to sound as an electric) guitar, with occasional keyboards. The duo also often uses several different vocal mics to achieve different sounds.

NEXT SATURDAY November 4 Horseshoes and Hand Grenades / Kitchen Dwellers / Cascade Crescendo

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Kitchen Dwellers and Cascade Crescendo – Mississippi Studios Nov. 4

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades: While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, the band produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn’t lend itself well to categories or boundaries.

Kitchen Dwellers: Bozeman, MT-based bluegrass quartet Kitchen Dwellers are riding the wave of their sophomore release, Ghost in the Bottle , an album produced by Leftover Salmon’s Andy Thorn. The album also features Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis , who joined the band in the studio to record the album’s first single “Vision of More.” The band continues to relentlessly tour the country, captivating audiences with their own unique style, dubbed “Galaxy Grass.”

Cascade Crescendo – Cascade Crescendo, from Portland, Oregon has been crafting their own brand of bluegrass since 2013. Pulling from their vast range of collective influences, they play original, high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana music with captivating lead vocals by Hunter White, blazing fast mandolin licks by Aden Beck, and creative, thumping bass lines by Taylor Skiles. Duluth, MN banjo player, Harrison Olk, joined the band in late 2015, bringing with him solid Scruggs-style banjo and high lonesome harmony vocals.



Veronica’s picks:

Tuesday, October 31 Morrissey at the Schnitz

Morrissey, England’s sensational alternative rock and indie pop artist is bringing his signature sounds to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall!
Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Davyhulme (Lancashire, England) in 1959 and he’s a singer, songwriter, and author. As a child he was interested in literature, kitchen sink realism, and popular music. He began his musical journey by leading two punk bands, The Nosebleeds and Slaughter and The Dogs. The bands weren’t very successful and Morrissey began to focus on a career in music journalism. He wrote many books on music and film in the early 1980s but shifted his focus to music again when he formed the indie rock band The Smiths in 1982. The band went on to have a stellar career with 4 studio albums, 1 live album, 10 compilation albums, 1 video album, 14 music videos, 1 extended play, and 20 singles. The band split up in 1987 and Morrissey went to work on his solo career. He released his debut solo album (Viva Hate) and it was quite well received by the critics. Both it and his follow-up albums (Bona Drag, Kill Uncle, Your Arsenal, and Vauxhall and I) contained many hit singles and did well on the UK Albums chart. Your Arsenal was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Alternative Album category.

Morrissey at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 Southwest Broadway Avenue, Portland
Tues, Oct 31st
8:30 pm | varying

Fever Feel, The Hugs, Beatrix Sky
Thu, Oct 26 at 9pm
at Bunk Bar
(don’t know much about other bands, but LOVE the Hugs!)

You can catch the very cool Subculture with Veronica Bisesti every Wednesday from 7-8 pm.


Inessa’s pick:

Friday, October 27 Naomi LaViollette at Old Church

Naomi celebrates the release of her new record, “Written For You,” featuring song commissions. The show will feature all the songs on the record and include performers from Oregon Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, and the Oregon Repertory Singers.

see her video here.

Naomi LaViollette at Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland
Fri, Oct 27
7:30 pm | ADV $15 (buy 4, get 1 free) DOS $20 Tickets
All Ages Event, Bar with ID



Luke’s picks:

Thursday, October 26 Siren And The Sea / Small Million / Amenta Abioto

Join us for a magical pre-Halloween line-up!

Music by:
Siren and the Sea
Small Million
Amenta Abioto

Plus Visuals by Alex Boyce (Link is a guess!)

and Special Guest Dance Set by One Blackbird

Siren And The Sea / Small Million / Amenta Abioto
Holocene Portland
1001 SE Morrison St, Portland
8:30 pm | $8 Tickets


Friday, October 27 Onion The Man / Let’s Talk / Mood Beach / Radio Phoenix at D Block Indoorskatepark

Onion The Man‘s kickin’ off their west coast tour with a costume party at the one and only D-Blocks Indoor Skatepark with special friends Let’s Talk, Mood Beach, and Radio Phoenix!

$10 at the door, all ages, music from 7-11pm. Bring your skates, your finest costume, and your funkiest friends to the party.

D-Block Indoorskatepark
8921 SE Jannsen Rd, Clackamas, Oregon 97015
Fri, Oct 27th
7 pm | $10
All Ages Event


Sunday, October 29 Haley Reinhart with Glasys at Crystal Ballroom

“Originally from the Chicago area, Haley Reinhart brings both raw passion and soulful sincerity to all her musical output.”

Haley Reinhart with Glasys at McMenamins Lola’s Room at the Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside Street, Portland
Sun, Oct 29th
8 pm | VIP: $68, ADV: $23, DAY OF: $28 Tickets


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