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Happy Holidays! Concert Picks from your PRP Team (12/21-12/27)

Teri & Inessa’s Pick:

 

1000 Fuegos, WORTH, and Jacob Westfall in one place, on the same night, is a guaranteed win for all. You will dance, you will sing, and you will leave happier than when you arrived at the Goodfoot.

1000 Fuegos, WORTH, & Jacob Westfall
Thursday, December 21, 9 p.m.
Goodfoot Pub & Lounge
2845 SE Stark St., Portland
$10 cover

1000 Fuegos on The Portland Playlist at PRP
WORTH on Portland Radio Project and The Inessa Blog
Jacob Westfall on The Portland Playlist at PRP

 

Teri’s Picks:

 

There are three fabulous options for your Thursday from artists that have all been guests on Portland Radio Project.

Stephanie Scelza is a wordsmith if there ever was one. She has a way of writing that grabs you by the horns and takes you on a ride into another land, a land of her daily happenings, the world at large, or her beloved cat, Nina Nightmare. She’ll be with the full band, Strange and the Familiars, at The White Eagle, along with the Honey Divers and Stephanie Kitson.
Check out Stephanie Scelza on The Portland Playlist at PRP

Strange and the Familiars Christmas Special
Thursday, December 21, 8 p.m.
The White Eagle
836 N. Russell St., Portland

 

 

Love Gigantic is one of those bands that you wish you could see more often. The wait is over because they’ll be at Mississippi Pizza Pub for a holiday show with special guests that will be revealed when you’re there.

Check out Love Gigantic on The Portland Playlist at PRP.

Love Gigantic Holiday Show!
Thursday, December 21, 9 p.m.
Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland
$10 cover/pay what you can

 

 

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

 

 

Inessa’s Picks:

 

Thursday, December 21 Michele DeCourcey & Friends Acoustic at O’Conner’s

Michelle DeCourcy and Friends celebrate the Holidaze up close and personal at O’Connor’s Portland with some very special guests.

Michele DeCourcey & Friends Acoustic at O’Conner’s
O’Connor’s Cafe and Bar
7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland
Thurs, Dec 21
7 pm | Free

Sunday-Saturday, December 24-30 Al’s Den Residency of Dan Sheron of Balto

Dan Sheron is the principal songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist for the American rock’n’roll band Balto.

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Sunday: Blind J.
Monday: Mo Troper
Tuesday: Kele Goodwin
Wednesday: Rare Diagram (Justin & Emma Duo Set)
Thursday: Anna Hoone
Friday: Smokey Brights (Acoustic Duo Show)
Saturday: Luke Beckel (of Balto / Sweating Honey / Charts) + Other Special Guests

At 21, after a failed attempt to begin a journalism career in Moscow and an overwhelming heartbreak, Dan Sheron’s life collapsed. Without so much as saying goodbye to his friends or bothering to pack a bag, Dan boarded a train bound for Siberia and headed east with a child’s guitar and journal that quickly filled with songs. At some point in those manic months, Balto was born, in a third-class train car, singing and drinking among strangers, somewhere east of Novosibirsk.

Dan came home and tracked those new compositions with a band made up of his closest friends. The recordings became Balto’s first album, October’s Road. Adventures and tours came and went – 2012 saw the release of Balto’s second record, Monuments, followed by an EP Call it by its Name in 2015 and their latest full-length outing, Strangers (LP) – in 2017.

Over time, Balto transformed from a songwriting vehicle into a rock n roll band – performing a boozy, swaggering style of American music rooted at the intersection of Motown, Big Star, Plastic Ono Band-era Lennon, and Jackson Browne. Their interactive live performances have drawn comparisons to fiery indie rockers My Morning Jacket and Wilco, while Seattle-based curators Artist Home describe Strangers (2017) as “a tangle of beautiful, messy emotions, wrapped up in a sound that’s warmly familiar yet brimming with soul and tiny details that are touched by magic.” They continue to describe Sheron as, “a roots-rock storyteller with the heart of an Edwardian poet-full of romance, sharp observation, knowing humor, and at least a slug or two of whiskey.” Songs from the new record have been featured in official playlists for Spotify, Google Play Music, Tidal, Apple Music, & Deezer, and the band has toured steadily throughout 2017, supporting acts such as Blind Pilot, the Current Swell, the Donkeys and Communist Daughter. Dan returned to Russia on tour in fall 2017, to be followed with dates in Germany and Austria in Winter 2018 as the band continues tracking their next full-length release.

Al’s Den Residency of Dan Sheron of Balto
McMenamins Al’s Den & Ringlers Annex
303 SW 12th Ave, Portland
Sun-Sat, Dec 24th-30th
7 pm daily | Free

 

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.

 

Jen’s Picks:

 

Friday, December 22 1939 Ensemble, Psychomagic, Kulululu at Mississippi Studios

Oakshire Brewing presents a Sweet ‘N’ Local party for the influential PDX-based production company: Banana Stand’s 10 Year Reunion Show with 1939 Ensemble, Psychomagic and Kulululu!

1939 Ensemble, Psychomagic, Kulululu at Mississippi Studios
Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland
9 pm | $5 | Buy Tickets
21+

 

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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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