Come hang at The Liquor Store for the celebration of Wild Ones’ new album, Mirror Touch – out October 6 on Topshelf Records.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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 music as well as a career as a solo jazz artist in Dallas, Texas in the late 2000s. She hosts "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" every Friday and often co-hosts Sounds of PDX on Tuesdays.