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PRP Team Concert Picks are Here! (10/5-10/11)

Jen’s pick:


Sunday, October 8 Wild Ones Album Release Party at The Liquor Store

Come hang at The Liquor Store for the celebration of Wild Ones’ new album, Mirror Touch – out October 6 on Topshelf Records.

Wild Ones

Wild Ones‘ new album, Mirror Touch, explores spaces of isolation, loneliness and how it feels when the line between self and other becomes blurred. The record title refers to the condition “Mirror Touch Synesthesia” and the physiological experience of empathy. How can you know yourself, when in public you become everyone else? The songs explore the quest to maintain artistic self-integrity in an industry that seeks to homogenize. Solitary in their process of collaboration, Himes and Vicario produce the music, while Sullivan crafts lyrics and melodies, their attempt at self-preservation against the ever-changing expectations of what music should or should not be. Combining their style of upbeat melodies with a backdrop of darker lyrical themes, an inquiry into their artistic process ultimately reflects a balance between earnest head nods to their favorite sounds with a fierce loyalty to their own sense of self.

Wild Ones Album Release Party at The Liquor Store
3341 SE Belmont St, Portland
Sun, Oct 8
9 pm | $12 Tickets


You can catch Fresh Spins with Jen Em every Friday, 10 am – noon on PRP. Follow Fresh Spins with Jen Em on Facebook.



Veronica’s pick:



Friday, October 6 Showbox Presents Macklemore The Gemini Tour at Roseland Theater

Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, born June 19, 1983, known by his stage name Macklemore (/ˈmæk.ləmɔːr/ MAK-lə-mor), (formerly “Professor Mack Lemore”), is an American rapper from Seattle, Washington.

Macklemore at Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland
Friday, October 6th
8 pm | SOLD OUT
All Ages Event! | Bar w/ ID


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



Patrick’s pick:


Sarah Jarosz performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Friday, October 6 Sarah Jarosz, Brother Roy at Aladdin Theater

Sarah Jarosz is a tremendous singer-songwriter with a beautiful voice. She is touring in support of her 4th album Undercurrent. She is a multi-instrumentalist whose both inspires and creates beautiful imagery.

Sarah Jarosz, Brother Roy at Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland
Friday, Oct 6th
Doors: 7:00 pm/Show: 8:00 pm | SOLD OUT! $22
All Ages Event!


Catch Patrick’s show every Thursday from 7 am to 8 am on PRP.



Teri’s picks:


Shelly Rudolph & Tom Grant

Saturday, October 7 Shelly Rudolph & Tom Grant Host Red Cross Benefit Concert at Skamania Lodge

Shelly Rudolph and Tom Grant have partnered with Skamania Lodge to host a benefit concert for the Red Cross in the wake of the Eagle Creek wildfire which caused evacuations throughout the Columbia River Gorge and shut down I-84 in Oregon. Countless Red Cross volunteers and firefighters have worked tirelessly to help those in need and battle the blaze, which still burns.

Red Cross volunteers set up in Stevenson, Wash., to help house and feed evacuees from neighboring parts of the Gorge, and Skamania Lodge housed those volunteers during the early parts of the evacuation process.

To further give back to the Red Cross, Skamania Lodge is hosting a benefit concert with 100% of ticket sale proceeds going to the SW Washington Chapter of the Red Cross.

Shelly Rudolph & Tom Grant Host Red Cross Benefit Concert at Skamania Lodge
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA
Sat, Oct 7th
5:30-7:30 pm | $10 suggested donation Tickets


Saturday, October 7 Portland Blues Cruise Featuring the Journey to Memphis All Stars at Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Are you ready to set sail for the party of the season? Picture this, you’re cruising the Willamette with your special someone, a group of friends, perhaps family too​, the fall colors unfolding along the riverbank as you sail by, cocktail in one hand, a plate of delicious food in the other, and on every floor some of the best in the Portland Blues scene can be heard. All this can be yours when you board the Portland Blues Cruise featuring Journey to Memphis All Stars: Rae Gordon Band, Sister Mercy, Julie Amici & Dean Mueller, and Timothy James & The Portland Blues Revival. Proceeds from the cruise will help lend financial support to the acts going to Memphis to compete in the ​2018​ International Blues Challenge.

Portland Blues Cruise Featuring the Journey to Memphis All Stars at Tom McCall Waterfront Park
750 SW Front Avenue, Portland
Sat, Oct 7th
3-5 pm (Boarding begins at 2:30) |​ $25 in advance, $30 at the door Tickets

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


Inessa’s picks:


The Weeknd

Friday October 6 The Weeknd, Gucci Mane, Nav at Moda Center

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, (pronounced “the weekend”), is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer.

The Weeknd, Gucci Mane, Nav at Moda Center
1 Center Court, Portland
Fri, Oct 6th
7:30 pm | $39.75-125.75 Tickets
All Ages Event!



Darka Dusty and Friends

Friday October 6 Darka Dusty & Friends + Vulva Underground Reunion at Jade Lounge

“An evening of music with Darka Dusty and friends … and it’s now morphed into a last minute Vulva Underground reunion! Darka will host and play some tunes with Miri and her sis Natalia and fellow Vulva Underground cohort Rachael Rice. And then we’ll have others sang their fabulous thang… like Alex Nicole, Annie F**king Vergnetti, Renee Muzquiz, Natalia Burgess… Karamy Muessig and Amy Spreadborough of the Little Hexes — this evening is bound to be full of surprises! At the end of the night, the Vulva Underground will do a few of the songs they loved to sing together.
Harmonies! Brains! Beauty! Badassery! Women everywhere! No cover! Audience participation! We’ve cooked up a special evening of beautiful music and harmony that will titillate your ears.”

Darka Dusty & Friends + Vulva Underground at Jade Lounge
2348 SE Ankeny, Portland
Fri, Oct 6th
8 pm| Free


Sunday October 8 JT’s Fiddle Off at Landmark Saloon


Aarun Carter and Jonathan Trawick. (Photo Courtesy of The Columbian and Scott Docherty)

Known for his smooth, clear voice and authentic phrasing, Jonathan “JT” Trawick continues a rich tradition of singing and storytelling from deep within the Ozark hills. Gracing stages all across the United States, JT has won twice as many Grammys as Leonardo DiCaprio himself. He has been mentioned on the front page of the L.A. Times, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and America’s Most Wanted. Inspired by the early sounds of what we know today as bluegrass music, JT & Rowdy Mountain continue in the tradition of Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Ralph Stanley. Their riveting renditions of the classics blend brilliantly with their authentic originals. Rowdy Mountain features Matt Vernon on guitar and vocals, Paul Baczuk on bass and vocals and JT on mandolin and vocals. On fiddle, Rowdy Mountain often features Sam Weiss, Aarun Carter or Kian Dye. Peter Schwimmer fills out the banjo section of the bluegrass orchestra, when he is available.

JT’s Fiddle Off at Landmark Saloon
4847 SE Division St, Portland
Sun, Oct 8th
Noon | Free
All Ages Event – kid friendly



Tuesday October 10 Randy Newman at Revolution Hall

“With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences.”

Randy Newman at Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark #110, Portland
Tues, Oct 10th
8 pm | $59.25 Tickets
All Ages Event


Inessa is the PRP Music Director and Creative Services and is responsible for many great blog posts, interviews and Drop-In Sessions. Follow Inessa on her blog.

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With a passion for music and a love of all things radio, Jen Emerson joined the PRP team in 2016. Jen’s musical involvement includes a long history of choral and jazz singing. She hosts "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" every Friday, 10 am-Noon
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