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Concert Picks from Your PRP Team (7/13-7/19)

Luke’s Picks:

All Ages (Free!) – Camp Crush and Caleb Paul at The Thirst!
Camp Crush is an exploration of new wave rock and melodic pop writing, fronted by forever sweethearts, Chris Spicer & Jen Deale. Weaving together a blend of current topics and whimsical and danceable pop melodies, Camp Crush makes you feel like you’re at the High School prom you wish you had.

Caleb Paul, originally hailing from the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago, is a Portland-based guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. With his lyrical, soulful guitar workings tempered by the charismatic urgency with which he sings, he’s drawn comparisons to artists like Ben Harper and Amos Lee.

LaurelThirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan St, Portland
Sunday, July 16th
12-2 pm | Free
All Ages!


Rontoms Sunday Sessions: The Domestics & Le Rev

600 E Burnside St, Portland
Sunday, July 16th
8:30 pm | Free


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



Teri’s Picks:

Thursday picks from Teri of Teri’s Tunes Pdx can be found here and include shows from Will West & The Friendly Strangers, Swatkins & The Positive Agenda, Nu Shooz, ​the Northwest String Summit, Jeffrey Martin, ZZ Ward, Tezeta Band, Hit Machine, Sonny Hess, and more.

Camp Crush is releasing a new single AND giving away free downloads at the Spare Room, 9 p.m.-midnight. Also performing, Subways on the Sun (SEA) from Seattle who will release a new album in 2017.

Subways on the Sun (SEA) / Camp Crush at Spare Room
Spare Room Restaurant & Lounge
4830 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland
Thursday, July 13th
9 pm | Free

Ron Rogers & The Wailing Wind are back at Hawthorne Theatre for their monthly happy hour show. These nights are usually crowded with fans and assorted others happily getting their weekend started with a band that packs the F.U.N. into the word fun.

​Ron appeared on The Portland Playlist on PRP.
Also find Ron Rogers & The Wailing Wind on: ReverbNation |

Friday through Sunday is the 37th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival nestled in one of Portland’s most beautiful settings, Cathedral Park. Sponsored by the Jazz Society of Oregon and the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival this FREE concert is open to the public and held over three days at the base of the St. Johns bridge. It is the longest running jazz and blues festival west of the Mississippi River. The Festival begins Friday night with dynamic Blues, R&B, and Soul from United By Music North America, Julie Amici, Rose City Kings, and Andy Stokes. Saturday and Sunday will feature multiple styles of Jazz in all their glory with performances by Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, The Bylines Quartet, Midnight Serenaders, Shirley Nanette, Manuel Valera, Ural Thomas & The Pain, Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra, The Clay Giberson Quartet, Ezra Weiss Big Band, Joe Powers & Friends, and Michael Beatzilla Whitmore & The Store of Funk.

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
8600 N Lombard St, Portland
July 14th–July 16th
​For the full performance schedule, visit: ​Jazz Oregon.

​You are invited to celebrate the release of Paradise‘s new release “Dawn of Paradise” in the most brilliant way possible! Listen and experience the double album under the dome at the Kendall Planetarium at OMSI with a simultaneous laser light show.

Dawn of Paradise – Laser Light Show Listening Party at OMSI
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland
Saturday, July 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
Doors at 6, show at 7
FREE for people who pre-ordered album
$28.00 for album and listening party
$40.00 for two tickets, album and listening party
$20.00 Single tickets for entry without album purchase

Tickets to event may be ordered at www.dawnofparadise.com

If you love a tribute band then you are going to think you’ve died and gone to heaven when you attend Harefest 7 this weekend. J-Fell Presents knows how to put on a tribute band party, and this one is no exception. You can go for the day or camp all weekend at Pat’s Acres Racing Complex.

Harefest 7
6255 S. Arndt Rd., Canby
Friday, July 14th-15th
5:45 pm Friday | $25-100 (tickets)


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



Inessa’s Picks:

Friday, July 13, 2017

ZZ Ward
Pennsylvania native ZZ Ward has a hard-edged, blues rock infused musical style, blending RnB, soul and a stomping Southern aesthetic effortlessly. Her distinctive sweet and smokey vocals bring together these influences to make catchy, well-crafted pop tunes that’ll keep your feet tapping along of their own accord.

Revolution Hall
All Ages | $25

Saturday, July 14th, 2017

Prince band Revolution

Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink — is most commonly known as the versatile band behind the music icon, Prince. Merging funk, rock n’ roll, rhythm and blues, pop & psychedelia genres, the band is considered to be one of the most successful music acts of all time. The Revolution rose to international fame and prominence in the mid 1980s with Purple Rain, a rock operatic project centered around Prince that catapulted him and the group to instant stardom. The project consisted of two parts: a studio film and an accompanying soundtrack/album. The film was a box office smash hit, while the soundtrack is regarded by many as one of the greatest albums of all time. The record, Purple Rain, was recently inducted into the Library of Congress to be persevered for generations to come. After the summer of 1985, The Revolution soon found themselves to be a global phenomenon, following the release of the film and touring throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

Roseland Theater
10 NW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97209
All Ages| $35 – $55

Sunday, July 16, 2017

“Rockin’ For Tony”
featuring Quarterflash, Nu Shooz, Jon Koonce

Portland, Oregon in the early 1980’s was a golden age for home grown live music. Fans filled clubs to listen to local bands that could/would soon be signing major label record deals and touring nationally and internationally.
Tony DeMicoli was one of the most respected club owners and promoters from that era. Starting with the essential punk and art rock venue The Long Goodbye, moving on to the legendary Luis’ LaBamba Club and then finally Club Key Largo, which he owned and managed for over a decade. Tony provided a stage for hundreds, if not thousands, of artists over his club ownership and promotion career.
Tony has been beating two forms of cancer recently and, while the cancer is in remission, the medical bills are not. This tribute is also a fundraiser for Tony’s medical bills.
Now three of the biggest draws of the 80’s decade; Nu Shooz, Quarterflash and Jon Koonce of Johnny and the Distractions, are getting together for one amazing night to relive those glory days in tribute to Tony DeMicoli, recognizing the impact that he had promoting live music in Portland.

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
6pm Doors, 7pm Show
21+| $20


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.



Veronica’s pick:

“The Eagles of Death Metal formula for fantastic, no-holds-barred rock n’ roll is, humm, let’s see…that’s one part Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes, one part Joshua “Babyduck” Homme stirred and served chillllled in a tall glass of class…It goes down smooth every time.”

Eagles of Death Metal with Delta Riggs
at Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St, Portland
Friday, July 14th
8 pm | SOLD OUT

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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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