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Concert Picks from Your PRP Team (7/20-7/26)

Summer Music Series of concerts continues this Sunday!

Every Sunday from 4–6 pm, experience a diverse lineup of Portland artists in the relaxed atmosphere of the New Day Center for the Arts in Portland’s FoPo neighborhood with our Summer Music Series, presented by Weston Auto Group.
Proceeds support post production of THIS IS TIM: A Musical Life, a documentary film about guitarist Tim Ellis.
This week, JULY 23: The Whiskey Darlings & Scott Brockett plus a SPECIAL SNEAK PEAK of our teaser for THIS IS TIM: A Musical Life.

Tickets are $15 each OR take advantage of a very special deal for our July 23rd show only:
BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE! 3 tickets for only $30.
Purchase tickets online at www.jadamalifilms.com.

Summer Music Series, sponsored by Weston Auto Group
New Day Center for the Arts
5516 SE Foster Rd, Portland
Sunday, July 23rd
4 pm | $15


Nastacia’s pick


​Those Willows, Ghost Towns, The Secret Sea

8:30 PM: The Secret Sea
9:15 PM: Ghost Towns
10:00 PM: Secret comedian set
10:30 PM: Those Willows
11:30 PM: After-hang

​Killer lineup for a night of groovy music in cozy space. HAUS shows are all about handpicking wicked-good artists and showcasing them to an appreciative audience. And they’re launching this summer’s series with a trio of great acts:

Those Willows will bring fresh indie pop, Ghost Towns will deliver juicy rock n’ roll, and The Secret Sea will wrap things up with skillful finger-picking and emotional vocals. Plus there’s a brief comedy act to liven things up, and time to make friends post-show as the music notes settle.

Vibrant Studios
1532 SW Jefferson St, Portland, Oregon 97201
Saturday, July 22nd
​Doors at 8 pm | $5 – $10 sliding scale​

Nastacia is on the airwaves every Monday morning from 7-10 am.



Jen’s picks:

Patrice Pike, photo courtesy of patricepike.com


Patrice Pike is coming to Portland! My first memory of Patrice Pike was when she was to be the headliner for a music festival that never came to be back in 1998-1999ish, at an outdoor venue in Oklahoma City. The Festival got rained out, but after checking out her music, Patrice was on my radar. I saw her perform several times in Dallas and Austin, Texas. I also joined her email list and became a lucky recipient of her wisdom and peace as she progressed on her journey. It is an honor to host her in our beautiful city, and I hope you will join this rad, open-minded person as she shares her music and experience with us at Alberta Rose Theater.
Performing with: Brian Cutean
Alberta Rose Theater is a renovated movie house from the 1920s, which presents live music, comedy & vaudeville in an intimate space.

Patrice Pike, Brian Cutean @ Alberta Rose Theater
3000 NE Alberta St, Portland
Saturday, July 22th
8 pm | $15-18
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian




DJ Drew Groove selects Hip Shakin’ Soul, Mod, Garage, Early RnB, British Invasion, Motown, Nuggets, Girl Groups, Stax, Instros, Boogaloo, 60s Beat and More!

Killingsworth Dynasty a Go-Go – Discotheque Dance Party!
Every 4th Saturday Night
Killingsworth Dynasty
832 N Killingsworth, Portland
10pm til Late | Free


If you’re looking for something fun to do on a Sunday night, you might check out these 4 bands.
TV Heads is a four-piece band born in the artistic crucible of the Bay Area and raised in Los Angeles on a steady diet of post-punk riffs, raw vocals, and electro textures.”
Portland-based Grunge-pop band Loveboys is Adam Fight, Victoria Valenzuela & Elly Swope.
Paper Brain self-tags as “pop dark pop fantasy indie wizard Portland” (that could mean so many things,) and have been releasing albums since 2009.

TV Heads, Loveboys, Nouveauxfaux, Paper Brain @ The Know
The Know
3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
Sunday, July 23rd
8 pm | Free?


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Teri & Luke’s pick:


Willamette Week’s Runner Up Best Folk Band: Fox and Bones

Portland’s runner-up for Best Folk Band in the Willamette Week Reader’s Poll, Fox and Bones, are either coming or going these days which means you should not miss your window of opportunity to see them. Thursday, they and special guest, Nikole Potulsky, will be at Mississippi Pizza’s Atlantis Lounge, for a night of storytelling folk music! Nikole will kick things off at 9 pm with music from her recently released debut album, “You Want To Know About Me,” followed by a full set from Fox and Bones including two new songs!

Fox and Bones w/ Nikole Potulsky at Atlantis Lounge
​Thursday, ​Jul 20 at 8 PM to Jul 21 at 11 PM
Atlantis Lounge
3552 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
​Cover: $6​




Inessa’s picks:


Farnell Newton


Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection Play in the Park

The local jazz, soul, and gospel staple, Farnell Newton and his backing band, The Othership Connection, make things funky at Fernhill Park as part of Portland Parks and Recreation’s Concerts in the Park series.

Concerts in the Park at Fernhill Park
NE 37th & NE Ainsworth, Portland
Friday, July 21st
6:30 pm | Free
All ages!




PDX Pop Now! Festival: Free and All Ages with 35+ Bands

The 14th Annual PDX Pop Now! Festival returns to AudioCinema July 21-23, 2017 with three days of Portland bands, a street fair, record fair, Rigksetball, and local food carts!

With two outdoor stages beneath the Hawthorne Bridge, PDX Pop Now! is Portland’s only three-day, free festival focused on showcasing Portland’s diverse musical talent. A non-profit organization dedicated to making music all ages and accessible, PDX Pop Now! is run entirely by volunteers, from the board members down to the bands playing the festival.
For the full line up and schedule, please visit the event page.
Want to get involved? Visit our volunteer sign up sheet here: http://pdxpopnow.com/volunteer/

PDX Pop Now! Festival 2017
226 SE Madison St, Portland
Fri-Sun, July 21-23
All Ages!



This Saturday! Join us for a fun, family-friendly celebration of refugees in our community.

This is a community event full of music and dance, food, kids activities, a job fair seeking refugee workers, and a marketplace of arts and wares made by refugees and recent imigrants.

Thank you to our co-host, Som and Portland Parks and Recreation’s Parks For New Portlander’s Program, for providing support and the space. Alongside the event will be multiple days of soccer featuring a 30-team refugee and imigrant soccer tournament!

Portland’s World Refugee Day Celebration
Delta Park
10774 N Union Ct, Portland
Saturday, July 22nd
12-4pm | Free
All Ages!


Welcome to another fantastic year of the pine barrens most eclectic music and arts festival around! Where experiments of instruments and technology construct together. Visual engineers and Light designers stimulate all your senses until a fully immersive experience takes form! This is where the future of artistic and revolutionary minds meet! For one weekend in the deep marshy woods of Hammonton, nj. We gather to express, create, and enrich our lives with the community we have created around us. The Revolution is here, will you join us?

F.A.R.M. Music and Arts Festival 2017
July 21-23
Get Tickets Here

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.



Luke’s pick:

Just as Claude Shannon’s information theory, or entropy, is much more than a tendency of systems to move toward disorder, it feels dishonest to quickly categorize Shannon Entropy and move on with your day, kept comfortable by the illusion of understanding and simple categorization.

Butter is celebrating the release of their new single Glamour Girl!
“A band full of groovy guitar licks and a rhythm section that knows how to make you move, Butter is your newest summer obsession. If it were possible to combine the dance music of the 1980′s and the underground music scene of today, this would be it.” – Electric Daze Magazine

Moon Ensemble have nestled between their sound and identity through a couple of years of experimentation, and now move confidently into the direction of redefining their existence…Thriving through the duality of vocals and constant bursts of energy, Moon Ensemble make a welcoming statement through their sonic palette of new colors” – The Deli

Shannon Entropy / Butter / Moon Ensemble (L.A.)
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell St, Portland
Friday, July 21st
8 pm | $7 Tickets available here.

Luke is the voice of Sounds of PDX on PRP. Catch Sounds of PDX every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm, and the SPDX Listening Party every Thursday from 1-3 pm!



Teri’s picks:

If you like the Blues, costumes, fun, and frivolity, do we have the show for you! Friday night, The Strange Tones, “Portland’s Premier Crime-A-Billy Band” who recently rocked the stage at the Waterfront Blues Festival, is making their debut performance at Catfish Lou’s. Word on the streets is this new venue has great sound, a menu offering delicious southern cooking, and plenty of free parking.

The Strange Tones @ Catfish Lou’s
Friday, July 21, 9 pm – 12:30 am
Catfish Lou’s
2460 NW 24th Ave., Portland

To guarantee a seat, get your advanced tickets here.



Robert Wynia

Recent inductee to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame for his band, Floater, Rob Wynia is back at Star Theater performing songs from Wynia and Floater with many talents backing him: David Amador, Mark Powers, Skip vonKuske, Erin Adkisson, and Rich Landar. Special Guest, Rob Daiker, will also perform.
Rob Wynia paid a visit to The Inessa Blog in April.
Rob Daiker paid a visit to Sounds of PDX at PRP to debut new album, Binary Affairs.

ROB WYNIA and The SOUND: songs from Wynia & Floater w/ special guest Rob…
Star Theater Portland
13 NW 6th Avenue, Portland
Friday, July 21st
9 pm | Tickets $10-20


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

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