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PRP Concert Picks for December 14-20, 2017

Luke’s picks:


Dan Cable Presents: Holidaze PARTY w/ The Pariahs/Maxwell Cabana/Sumalienz at Alberta Street Pub

Dan Cable Presents 2nd Annual Holidaze Party! with The Pariahs, Maxwell Cabana, and Sumalienz.

Come celebrate the close to another year with some of Portland’s finest R&B, Soul, Funk, and Hip Hop music. This will be a dance party that you will not want to miss. Get there early, this show will reach capacity.

The Pariahs

Fusing together Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, and Funk with a touch of Alternative Jazz, proves that The Pariahs, cannot be pigeon held by any labels or genres whatsoever. As they gear up for their debut EP Introducing: The Pariahs coming Winter 2018 on vinyl, Apple Music, Spotify, and all other major streaming platforms you can follow their social media accounts for updates at https://www.facebook.com/thepariahspdx/, https://www.instagram.com/the_pariahs/ , https://twitter.com/thepariahs

Maxwell Cabana

Formed in 2016, Maxwell Cabana and his band are a garage, R&B three-piece residing in Portland, Oregon. Members include Seattle-native Murray McCulloch, as well as Chicago born brothers Sean and Jamie Higgins. Their latest release is a self-titled debut EP that combines the trio’s love for old school R&B/Soul music as well as an affinity for psychedelic jazz. The band’s influences range from Tim Maia to Madlib, Donny Hathaway to Gorillaz. Maxwell Cabana performs live shows in the Portland area and is currently writing material for the group’s first full-length album.


Experimental hip hoppin pop n soul jams for the modern and the nostalgic. Earth-dwelling intergalactic extra-terrestrials making mad music out of Portland, OR. A collective of likeminded individuals, human and beyond.

Dan Cable Presents: Holidaze PARTY w/ The Pariahs/Maxwell Cabana/Sumalienzd at Alberta Street Pub
Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland
Sat, Dec 16th
9 pm | $10


Sunday, December 17 Rontoms Sunday Session: Rare Monk • TENTS • Small Million

10:30 pm – Rare Monk
9:45 pm – TENTS
9pm – Small Million

Rontoms Sunday Session: Rare Monk • TENTS • Small Million
600 E Burnside St, Portland
Sun, Dec 17th
8 pm | Free


Tuesday, December 19 Foxy Lemon, Camp Crush, The Get Ahead at Doug Fir – Benefits Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Foxy Lemon bring their organ-fueled classic rock and garage down to the Doug Fir Lounge to help benefit Portland Homeless Family Solutions. Local new wave outfit Camp Crush provide support, with soulful R&B rockers The Get Ahead kicking things off.

Foxy Lemon, Camp Crush, The Get Ahead at Doug Fir – Benefits Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Tues, Dec 19th
Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm | $10-14 | Buy 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


Teri’s picks:


“Experience A Northwest Holiday Tradition” sponsored by Fournier Group, the Hedinger Family Foundation, and the Knowling Family. Presented by Tonkin Family Dealerships, the 17th Annual Holiday Concert Series features violinist, Aaron Meyer, and guest musicians The Brown Sisters, Aaron’s father and violinist, Julian Meyer, a six-piece rock orchestra, Organist and Conductor, Dr. Beverly Everett, and 11-year-old twin violinists, Sophia and Sarah Fisher. There are four performances from Thursday, December 14th through Saturday, December 16th.

Tickets $30 Gen’l Adm, $40 Reserved Seating

Group Discounts available when purchasing 10 or more tickets

To order tickets over the phone with a service charge, call Rachael at (503) 550-9463.

Aaron’s holiday CDs make great holiday gifts, perfect for the family, VIP clients or company employees. For corporate CD orders and pricing, call (503) 515-3461 or email info@aaronmeyer.com.

If you are looking for a fun holiday show that also happens to benefit children, you can find it at Wonder Ballroom Saturday night. It is the 4th Annual “Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular – 2017,” a benefit concert and toy drive for patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland. What began over a shared love of holiday music and a desire to spread joy to children in the hospital has grown since its inception four years ago at Mississippi Pizza. Performances cross a wide range of styles from soul to gospel, pop, Hawaiian, rhythm & blues, rockabilly, folk, original songs, as well as traditional holiday classics. The all-star cast features some of the Northwest’s most prolific musicians:
Ural Thomas (Ural Thomas and the Pain), Steve Kerin (Too Loose Cajun Band, Rose City Kings, Atomic Gumbo), LaRhonda Steele (LaRhonda Steele Band, Karen Lovely (Karen Lovely Band), Dan Berkery (Rose City Kings), Michael Quinby (Roseland Hunters, Thunder Brothers)
Jennifer Smieja (Jennifer Smieja Band, Too Loose Cajun Band, Jamie Short Stories), Kris Deelane (KD & the Hurt), Katy Oberg (Rose City Kings),
Jim Brunberg (Wonderly, Box Set), Aundria Lauren, and Jim Quinby.

The all-star back up band includes:
Peter Dammann (guitar, Paul deLay, Karen Lovely, Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band), Mark Bowden (guitar, KD & The Hurt), Gary Keeney (drums, Rose City Kings), Tim Shaughnessy (bass, Too Loose Cajun Band, Rose City Kings), Robert Lefty Head (fiddle, Too Loose Cajun Band), Paul Brainard (trumpet, numerous bands), Pete Moss (sax, KD & the Hurt), Dylan Rieck (cellist, Portland Opera, numerous bands), Hershel Yatovitz (guitar, Chris Isaak), Alan Spinrad (MC, Klickitat Basement Band, Guitar Tuesday).

Proceeds from the performance will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland, whose 90-plus-year mission is to provide care to children with orthopedic issues, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. The Portland hospital has been instrumental in helping children defy the odds of disability, as well as pioneering education and research to improve lives for generations.

Last December, the band paid a visit to The Portland Playlist at Portland Radio Project. As I did last year, I went to their rehearsals to do a little Facebook Live video #1, #2, #3, #4, #5.

Saturday, December 16, doors @7, show @7:30 pm
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St., Portland
Tickets​​ ​$20 ADV, $25 DOS​


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



Inessa’s picks:


Saturday, December 16 Robert Wynia at Garage Door, McMenamins Grand Lodge

His newest release, “Brave the Strange” is a lush, cinematic musical journey through songs of lost love, addiction, and the struggle to find your way. It represents the bold collaboration of Wynia as producer with co-producer Daniel Riddle (King Black Acid), who brings his illustrious career with movie soundtrack production to the album’s sonic palette. Recruiting the talents of some of the Northwest’s best known and most talented musicians, “Brave the Strange” features a rich array of organic instruments and layers of sound that pull the listener in.

Robert Wynia at Garage Door, McMenamins Grand Lodge
McMenamins Grand Lodge
3505 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, Oregon
Sat, Dec 16th
7 pm | Free
All Ages Event!


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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