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Concert Picks from Your PRP Team (8/10-8/16)

DJ Bob Knowles is giving away 3 tickets on TODAY’s Throwin’ It Back Thursday for next week’s Elvis Costello Tribute Show at Doug Fir Lounge! Tune in to 99.1 FM | PRP.fm to win 1 of 3 tickets to My Aim is True: A Tribute to the Music of Elvis Costello.

How to win :
On Thursday, August 10th from 7-10 am, Tune in to 99.1 FM | PRP.fm

My Aim is True: A Tribute to the Music of Elvis Costello
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
August 18th
9 pm | $13-15 Tickets

You can catch Throwin’ It Back Thursdays with Bob Knowles every Thursday morning from 7-10 am.



Veronica’s Pick:

Saturday, August 12 Alberta Street Fair

The 20th Annual Alberta Street Fair, presented by car2go, is Saturday, August 12, 2017. The Fair offers an eclectic mix of activities and events showcasing the best of the Alberta Street community including entertainment, music, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages. The Alberta Street Fair is a free community event benefitting Alberta Main Street. A suggested $2 donation supports building a vibrant, creative, equitable, and sustainable Alberta Street. Donations are accepted at the information booth, the beer gardens, or you can make your donation online here.

Some very cool local bands playing including Scott Pemberton Band, The Hugs, Cedar Teeth, etc.
Check out Scott Pemberton on Sounds of PDX, and Cedar Teeth’s Drop-In Session on PRP!

Alberta Street Fair
NE Alberta Street, Portland
Sat, Aug 12th
All Ages!


You can catch the very cool Subculture with Veronica Bisesti every Wednesday from 7-8 pm.



Luke’s Pick:

Friday, August 11 Talk Modern, Shae Altered, Disco Volante, at Hawthorne Theatre

Talk Modern, Shae Altered, Disco Volante
Hawthorne Theatre
1507 SE 39th Ave, Portland
Fri, Aug 11th
9 pm | $8 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.



Inessa’s Picks:

Friday, August 11 Brian Copeland Band Returns to the Buffalo Gap
“Hello friends – we are back! It’s been several years since we regularly rocked the attic, but I figured it was time to return to my roots with my new band and do it all again. Whether you were a Buffalo Gap regular back in the day (you know who you are), or don’t even know what the Buffalo Gap is, we would love you to join us for a special reunion of sorts with a venue that is near and dear to me.

I will have my full band with me featuring Jeff Koch on lead guitar, Kat Cogswell on vocals, Michael Jarmer on drums, and Darin Wirth on bass guitar. And I have heard rumors of a few special musical guests 😉 No cover for this show – just show up and have fun with us!”

Brian Copeland at Buffalo Gap
6835 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland
Fri, Aug 11th
9 pm | Free


Saturday, August 12th Music Millenium’s 25th Annual Customer Appreciation Day
Music Millennium is holding its annual Customer Appreciation Day. So many of my favorites are playing throughout the day. I am especially looking forward to catching Portland newcomer, Steve Barton, solo artist as well as frontman for Translator. Catch up on Translator history and Steve Barton during a recent hang at my studio.
This year they will be serving eats and drinks from sponsors Ninkasi Brewing, Tofurky, Franz Bakery, Crema Bakery, Staccato Gelato, Portland Beverage Company, Secret Aardvark Sauces, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Spike’s Hot Dogs, Stumptown, Viso Energy, Voodoo Doughnuts, Rhythm Traders, Pizza Schmizza, and Purity Organic. Everyone will have a chance to spin the Wacky Wheel of Wonder and win great prizes like autographed posters and albums, Music Millennium T-shirts, gift certificates and more!
Plus it’s Terry Currier Day! Mayor Ted Wheeler has declared August 12th as “Terry Currier Day” in the city of Portland. Currier, Music Millennium’s owner, is being recognized as an integral part of Portland’s music scene for the past 45 years.

Music Millennium Customer Appreciation Day
Music Millennium
3158 East Burnside Street, Portland
11 am – 6 pm | Free
All Ages



Meanwhile on the other side of town…
Saturday, August 12 Area 52 “The Crawfish Boil 2”
“On August 12th (Saturday) Holly (the bad-ass bartender that pulled off such an amazing job last time) is gonna break out the big pot once more, fire up the burners, and boil up another huge pot of the most delicious Crawfish you’re ever gonna get this summer! Add to that a whole afternoon of live music with Twitch and The Silverbacks, and how can you not go to this? It’s gonna be the coolest thing ever…

Coldest beer you can get on a hot summer day with mugs right out’a the freezer behind the bar, $10 Buckets of fresh crawfish with corn on the cob, red potato, as well as drink specials to be announced! Unfortunately, I broke my phone right after the last one, and lost a lot’a pictures, but believe me when I tell you there was a packed bar full’a dancing, full’a Crawfish, really great people havin’ one’a the coolest summer Saturdays in a long time. So grab all’a your best shellfish lovin’ friends, and come out to Area 52 Saturday the 12th from 2-6pm for “The Crawfish Boil 2″!! Seeya’ there!!”

Area 52 Bar and Music Venue
6920 SE 52nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97206
Sat, Aug 12th
2-6 pm | Free
All Ages



Hot Mass is a block party hosted by Church! The outdoor concert will feature Hustle & Drone, King Who, Rasheed Jamal, & Worth. DJ KMEGAHZ during the event and DJ Chookie Crisp closing it out.
Starts at 5 pm, but you won’t want to miss Portland’s finest, so show up early. $5 at the door gets you access to the event, including all acts & all the fun.
Big thank you to sponsors: Vortex, One Portland, Beam Suntory, & Rola Music.”
Check out Worth’s interview with Inessa and Rob on PRP.

Hot Mass Block Party
2600 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland
August 11th, Friday
5 pm-2 am | $5


Wednesday, August 16th Westicana Wednesday: Redwood Son at Wild Hare OC
Every Wednesday, Westicana Records wrangles some of the region’s best original acts to appear at WHOC.
Redwood Son is one of our favorite performers in the area and he’s finally back at the Wild Hare OC stage! His new “Westicana” EP is an expression of warmth and an honest connection through song. Come see this show and find a fresh, live sound that covers an entire spectrum of music, including; Southern Rock, Funk, Blues and even a dash of authentic Hip-Hop.

#WesticanaWednesday: Redwood Son
The Wild Hare Saloon OC
1656 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City
Wed, Aug 16th
8 pm | Free
21+ Only


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:

Thursday, August 10 Solaris Shift with DJ Survival Skills at Century
“An evening of hazy electronic music with DJ Survival Skills leading up to an incredible installation.”

Solaris Shift with DJ Survival Skills
930 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland
Thurs, Aug 10th
6 pm-12:30 am

August 14 Human Ottoman, Starover Blue, Sunmonks at Turn Turn Turn!
The very skilled and intense band comprised of drums, vibraphone and cello, Human Ottoman, returns to the stage, this time with Starvoer Blue and Sunmonks at Turn Turn Turn! next Monday night!

Human Ottoman, Starover Blue, Sunmonks at Turn Turn Turn!
8 NE Killingsworth St, Portland
Mon, August 14th
10 pm | $5

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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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