On the cover this week: Wildermiss, an indie rock band based out of Denver, CO. Emma Cole (Vocals/Keys) joins past Red Fox Run members Josh Hester, Seth Beamer, and Caleb Thoemke to create music that has an infectious indie retro energy.
(Photography by Anna Hudson, courtesy of The New Scene)
Check out Nastacia’s pick below for details about their concert appearance in Portland with The Oh Hellos.
Luke & Patrick’s pick:
Onion the Man photo courtesy of oniontheman.bandcamp.com
Saturday, March 24 Onion The Man, Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs, The Von Howlers at Turn! Turn! Turn!
Psychedelic grooves ooze from the depths of their hot souls. Raw shallot force energy merges to create the layered vibrations that is Onion The Man. Residing in the northern realms of Oregon, four passionate artists birth, break, and surf the wave of contagious groove through melodic texture, rhythmic harmony, and musical empowerment. Riding the mothership upward and onward, the Onion family tours all over the west coast and organizes Onion Music Festival annually for the sake of bringing all paths of life together in the name of personal expression and humanity.
Western Outlaw Garage band based in Portland, Oregon. If you have a love for old classic country artists such as Hank Williams and Patsy Cline then you might have a soft spot for this Portland band. Jenny Don’t sings from the heart and Sam, Kelly, and Christopher play like there is no tomorrow. Sit back and enjoy!
It’s back to the Roseland for me on March 24th, for the musical pairing of folk-rock duo The Oh Hellos with indie-pop four-piece Wildermiss. I’m looking forward to a blend of slow-building campfire tracks as well as stage-shaking dance-along anthems at this all-ages event. To sweeten the deal, tickets are only $18 in advance. And if the names are not as flashy as some acts playing around town, the Roseland is a terrific space for bands that seem quiet but can take over venues by storm.
If you like Bonnie Raitt – and who doesn’t, really – you are in for a treat, because the Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band is back and ready to deliver all their favorite Raitt tunes. This is a band of local artists, led by Bre Gregg, that come together each year (this is their 5th year doing the shows), for a Bonnie Raitt love fest. They all share a collective love for and admiration of Raitt and the contributions she has made to music. Last weekend they played to a sold-out crowd in Ilwaco, Washington, and this weekend they’ll bring it home to Portland for two shows at the Alberta Rose Theatre.
All Bonnie Raitt songs, all night with performances by many of Portland’s finest singers and players for an evening of music ”in celebration of the queen of the bottleneck blues.”
Alberta Street Pub showcases many of Portland’s finest and Tuesday you’ll find two fabulous ladies gracing their stage, Karyn Ann, and JoJo Scott. Karyn Ann has a new album in the works and we’re guessing you’ll get a peek at some of that music. I happened to be at the recording session for it and you’re going to love it! She has been hosting 4th Tuesdays at the Pub and this will be her 3rd show in the series. As Karyn Ann describes her so perfectly, JoJo Scott is “a badass 16 year-old singer/songwriter carving her way into the Portland music scene.”
Keller Williams released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS, DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE, SYNC and RAW. Those who have followed his career will know this. Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. GRASS, for example, is a bluegrass recording cut with the husband-wife duo The Keels. STAGE is a live album and DREAM is the realization of Keller’s wish to collaborate with some of his musical heroes. THIEF is a set of unexpected cover songs, KIDS offers Keller’s first children’s record, PICK presents Keller’s collaboration with royal bluegrass family The Travelin’ McCoury’s, and RAW is a solo acoustic album. Each album showcases Keller’s comprehensive and diverse musical endeavors and functions to provide another piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is Keller Williams. Keller’s collaborative and solo albums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Unbeholden to conventionalism, he seamlessly crosses genre boundaries. The end-product is astounding and novel music that encompasses rock, jazz, funk, and bluegrass, and always keeps the audience on their feet.
For the past quarter-century, Colorado’s Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences; rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. They are firmly settled in the long lineage of bands that defy simple categorization, instead setting their own musical agenda. They are the direct descendants of bands like Little Feat, New Grass Revival, Grateful Dead and The Band, born of the heart and soul of America itself, playing music that reflects the sounds emanating from the Appalachian hills, the streets of New Orleans, the clubs of Chicago, the plains of Texas, and the mountains of Colorado.
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