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PRP Show Picks for March 16-22

Having trouble finding just the right shows you want to experience this week? You’re in luck! Your amazing PRP team picked awesome shows just for you!
For more shows & events, check out our events calendar on the PRP website.

Nastacia’s Pick:

Saturday, March 18th, come check out The Tamed West, a garage/psych trio that puts on a captivating live show with driving rhythms and an upbeat sound. They’ll be teaming up with prog rock/pop act Light Thieves (Fresno, CA), and the effortlessly cool 5-piece Sinless (Portland) to make a no-frills, garage music kind of night. Wear denim and leather. Eat some Bunk sandwiches. And let the good times roll.

1028 SE Water Ave, Portland
Saturday, March 18th
9:30 p.m. | $7

You can catch Nastacia on the air every Monday and Wednesday during your morning commute, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. on PRP.

 

Jen Em’s Picks:

Willamette Week’s Parker Hall says of Portland’s Coco Columbia, “Sia after receiving a crash course in progressive jazz from J Dilla.” Coco Columbia and her band of supremely talented musicians will be at WW’s Best New Band Showcase, which also features Blossom (Keisha Chiddick) and Donte Thomas. This all happens at Mississippi Studios. Can you be at two places at once? If not, you’re just going to have to make some tough decisions on Saturday night. This show is going to be so cool.

Blossom, Coco Columbia, Donte Thomas @ Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave Portland
Saturday, March 18th
9 p.m. | Free

Jesca Hoop gives a stellar live performance. At Doug Fir in 2013, she kept us all captivated with just her guitar and voice. I fell in love with her sound back in 2007, when a good friend thought I would like her sound and sent over her Kismet E.P., and I’ve been following her career ever since. She’s making another pass through Portland when she plays Aladdin Theater on Saturday, March 18th.

Jesca Hoop @ Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland
Saturday, March 18th
8 p.m. | $15

Two incredible bands pair for a stellar night of blues and R&B at Goodfoot Lounge Wednesday, March 22nd.
Etta’s World is the project of Arietta Ward, and her rich, powerhouse voice never disappoints. Plans are in the works for her debut album, Arietta Ward Presents: Mz Etta’s World. Be sure to head over to her GoFundMe page, and check out the options to help make her dream a reality!
Arietta appeared on Sounds of PDX with Luke Neill and Jen Em in support of her recent killer performance for the MOGO Festival, to be released soon. Stay tuned to the Sounds of PDX Facebook page for the release of her interview!
According to Gritty Birds blogger, Jeni Wren, “pigWar finds its roots in the haze of smoked-out ’70s blues and rock clubs, melding classic rock ‘n’ roll and R&B with current psych-era twists into an electric blend all its own.” They sound amazing. Listen for yourself!

pigWar & Etta’s World @ Goodfoot Lounge
2845 SE Stark, Portland, OR
Wednesday, March 22nd
10 p.m. | $6

Portland power pop star Ashley Xtina hosts Woman Crush Wednesday at Jade Lounge this Wednesday for a night of music from some of Portland’s talented female musicians, including Haley Johnsen. March is Women’s History Month, a perfect opportunity to get out there and show support.
Both Ashley & Haley recently appeared on Luke Neill‘s Sounds of PDX on PRP. Stay tuned to Sounds of PDX on Facebook for the upcoming podcast release of Ashley’s interview, and you can hear Haley Johnsen’s here.

Ashley Xtina, Nicole Potulsky, Emily Aldridge, Kingsley Princeton & Haley Johnsen @ Jade Lounge
2342 SE Ankeny St., Portland
Wednesday, March 22nd
7 p.m. | Free

You can catch Fresh Spins with Jen Em every Friday, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on PRP.

 

Teri’s Picks:

Don your green and come to White Eagle Saloon on St. Paddy’s Day for a show that will make any leprechaun dance a jig. Mexican Gunfight is a rock band of “blues grit, country lyricism, the soulfulness of gospel, a rare jam thrown in … occasionally even tinges of Latin and jazz.” They are a band of longtime friends that perform music with a timeless sense of nostalgia. Friday also happens to be drummer Ned Failing’s birthday.
Mexican Gunfight appeared on former PRP show, The Portland Playlist, with Teri & Veronica – be sure check out their interview.

Mexican Gunfight @ White Eagle
836 N. Russell St., Portland
Friday, March 17th
9 p.m. | $8

SE Division Street will never be the same after The Druthers take residence at Sunshine Tavern Saturday night. Being the Pied Piper’s they are, once you see a Druthers show, you will follow them everywhere. They sing catchy tunes that make you jump for joy, or tug at your heartstrings, and leave you with a smile on your face as you walk out the door.
Also, check out their Drop-In Session on PRP.

The Druthers @ Sunshine Tavern
3111 SE Division St., Portland
Saturday, March 18th
9 p.m. | $5

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

 

Veronica’s Pick:

Break out your flannel, the Meat Puppets are in town, and we couldn’t be more excited. The Kirkwood brothers, Curt and Cris, along with drummer Shandohn Sam, bring the dream of the 90’s (and 80’s) back to Portland, with Minneapolis rock band The Modern Era, on Saturday, March 18th at Doug Fir.

Meat Puppets @ Doug Fir
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Saturday, March 18th
9 p.m. | $20

You can catch Veronica‘s new show “subculture” every Wednesday night from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

 

Inessa’s pick:

Bridge Over Trouble Water: A Tribute to the Music of Simon & Garfunkel and a Benefit for Refugees, hosted by The Whiskey Darlings & Inessa at Lake Theater & Cafe.
Experience an unforgettable night of the music of Simon & Garfunkel, brought to you by The Whiskey Darlings and some of Portland’s finest singer/songwriters! Tyler Stenson, Julie Amici, Karyn Ann, Jennifer Smieja, and The Whiskey Darlings invite you to sing along with their tribute performances of classic songs like The Sound of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs. Robinson, America, and more. The artists will share select original music as well!
A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization), a Portland-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society. Founded in 1976 by refugees for refugees, IRCO has over 40 years of history and experience working with Portland’s refugee and immigrant communities.

Bridge Over Troubled Water Concert & Benefit @ Lake Theater & Cafe
106 N State Street, Lake Oswego
Monday, March 20th
7 p.m. | $15 (Additional donations to IRCO welcome)

Bonus Show:

“Portland, Oregon’s Dad Works Hard is disco-infused hard rock with all of the shouting, kicking, and beer can crushing that goes with it.”
Must see video: Dad Works Hard band with “White Shoes

Dad Works Hard, Manx, The Carotids @ (The World Famous) Kenton Club
2025 N Kilpatrick St., Portland
Saturday, March 18th
9 p.m. | Free

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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 music as well as a career as a solo jazz artist in Dallas, Texas in the late 2000s. She hosts "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" every Friday and often co-hosts Sounds of PDX on Tuesdays.
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