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PRP Team Concert Picks! (9/28-10/4)

Veronica Bisesti’s pick:

Friday, September 29 The Dream Syndicate at Star Theater

The Dream Syndicate is touring their new album, “How Did I Find Myself Here?”, and Portland is one of the last two stops before they take their music across the pond:
09-29 Portland, OR
09-30 Seattle, WA
10-14 Oslo, Norway
10-15 Göteborg, Sweden
etc, visit their website for more tour date information!

Also touring their new l.p., “Or”, is the Portland, Oregon band Eyelids. According to Sean Nelson in the Seattle weekly The Stranger, “The members of this Portland band (who have played in, among others, Sprinkler, Elliott Smith, the Decemberists, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks) generate intelligent, emotional, muscular, nuanced guitar pop that would’ve been just as vital, and just as off-center, in 1977, 1987, 1997, or 2007, but works even better in 2017. There may be better rock bands playing in the region now, but don’t blame yourself if you can’t think of one after seeing Eyelids.”

The Dream Syndicate, Eyelids at Star Theater
13 NW 6th Ave, Portland
Friday, Sept 29th
9 pm | $20


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Luke’s picks:

Thursday September 28 Kaiya On The Mountain at Kennedy School

From Portland band, Kaiya On The Mountain, “Please join us for our last show of the year in Portland! We’ll be going underground (so to speak) after this to complete our LP and to prepare for what is next. McMenamins Kennedy School is a special place and we’re so excited to share this night with you. We really hope you can make it!”

Kaiya On The Mountain at Kennedy School
McMenamin’s Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland
Thurs, Sept 28th
7 pm | Free
All Ages Show!



Friday, September 29 Rococode, Shae Altered at Kelly’s Olympian

Women Crush Music presents:

Rococode’s strength lies in the contrast between dark and light. Vancouver’s Andrew Braun and Laura Smith infuse their hook-filled songs with lush synth textures and duet vocals, resulting in an infectious sound that Andrew calls “a marriage of our contrasting personalities.”

Rococode is online:
rococode.com | Facebook | Insta | Twitter
Check out Rococode’s video “Is It Real”

Also, check out Shae Altered‘s video “Miss Me”

Rococode, Shae Altered at Kelly’s Olympian
426 Southwest Washington Street, Portland
Fri, Sept 29th
8 pm | Free



Sunday, October 1 GGOOLLDD, Small Skies at Doug Fir Lounge

“A group as inspired by the shimmery decadence of Queen as they are by the primal yowl of Black Sabbath as they are by the madcap joy of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. GGOOLLDD is one of the most resolutely celebratory rock acts to emerge in years.”

GGOOLLDD, Small Skies at Doug Fir Lounge
830 E. Burnside Street, Portland
Sun, Oct 1st
Doors at 8 pm | $10 ADV/$12 DOS Tickets


Luke Neill 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 4-6 pm! Follow Sounds of PDX on Facebook.




Jen’s picks:

Thursday, September 28 – Friday, September 29 Sturgill Simpson at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Sometimes we just need some old country music with progressive ideas. Sturgill Simpson is the perfect marriage of the two.

Sturgill Simpson at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland
Thurs, Sept 28th & Fri, Sept 29th (Fri show is sold out)
8 pm | $39.50 – $69.50 Tickets
All Ages Show!


Sunday, October 1 Rontoms Sunday Sessions presents Genders, Helvetia

These two Portland bands play the always hip Rontom’s for their Sunday Sessions series, always free. I’ve played Genders on Fresh Spins with Jen Em – Great band! Checked out Helvetia today, and they seem pretty groovy too!

Rontoms Sunday Sessions presents Genders, Helvetia
600 E Burnside Street, Portland
Sun, Oct 1st
8 pm | Free

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



Inessa’s picks:

Friday, September 29 Brothers of the Baladi with Gypsy Heart Tribal at Fremont Theater

“Brothers of the Baladi is a Middle Eastern/World Music band with a unique style and sound that ranges from traditional acoustic to a rockin groove that audiences love. The Portland, Oregon, USA quartet features: Traditional Middle Eastern instruments (acoustic and electric Oud and Saz, Mizmar, Midjwiz, Def, Riq, Davul, and Doumbek) fueled with Guitar, Bass, and Drums for a unique sound that crosses borders and bridges cultures; Vocals in seven languages: Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, French, Spanish, Armenian, and English; Exotic rhythms and sounds blended seamlessly with familiar grooves, making their music highly accessible to all audiences.”

Brothers of the Baladi with Gypsy Heart Tribal at Fremont Theater
2393 NE Fremont Street, Suite C, Portland
Fri, Sept 29th
7:30 pm | $5 Tickets
All Ages Show!


Saturday, September 30 Colin Hay at Revolution Hall

“Men at Work frontman, Colin Hay, singer-songwriter, most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being an influential and celebrated frontman. The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape from heavy metal, to Americana, to Cuban rhythms and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to the Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal.”

Colin Hay at Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street #110, Portland
Sat, Sept 30th
Doors: 7:00 PM, Show: 8:00 PM | $39.50-$52.50 Tickets
All Ages Show!


Sunday October 1 Shawn Colvin, her band, and guests at Revolution Hall

“In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm- hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. In the 27 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released eleven albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work.”

Shawn Colvin, her band, and guests at Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street #110, Portland
Sun, Oct 1
Doors: 7:00 PM, Show: 8:00 PM | $45.50 Advance / $48 Doors Tickets
All Ages Show!


Tuesday, October 3 Buckethead with Brain & Brewer at Revolution Hall

“Buckethead is a virtuoso guitarist and multi instrumentalist who performs within many genres of music. He has released over 300 studio recordings, way more than anyone else in the history of music. He released 178 “pikes” in the 2014-2015 period alone. He has also performed on over 50 more albums by other artists. His music spans such diverse areas as progressive metal, funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, and avant-garde music. When performing in his theatrical persona, Buckethead used to wear a KFC bucket on his head, emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker that reads “FUNERAL” in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white costume mask. More recently, he has switched to a plain white bucket no longer bearing the KFC logo. He also incorporates nun chucks, robot dancing, and toy trading into his stage performances.”

Emporium Presents: Buckethead with Brain & Brewer at Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street #110, Portland
Tuesday October 3rd
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM | $22.50 Advance / $25 Doors
All Ages Show!


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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