A few of the best concerts we have on our radar. Happy listening and attending!!
Inessa & Teri’s Picks
Saturday, September 16th
Moody Little Sister (Rob Stroup and Naomi Sparrow), will celebrate 7 years of music made in Portland. Whether performing at an intimate house concert, festival stage, venues large or small, or their annual camping concerts, an MLS show is an experience to behold. Weaving stories from their lives into song and spoken word, they have built a community of followers they call their “Tribe.” This event is both a celebration and a farewell because shortly after the show they will move to their new home in New Mexico .
They will take listeners on a journey through their music catalog followed by covers of their originals from their guest musicians/friends: Skybound Blue, Debra Arlyn, Ara Lee, and many more. The Old Church holds a special place in their hearts and is where they released album, “Wild Places,” to a sold-out show three years ago.
Larsyssa Birdseye is releasing a new LP Saturday night, “So What” or as she references, “come listen to the soundtrack of my worst and weirdest years.” It is a “12 track journey through six years of struggling to find out who I was and what I wanted. It reflects the pain of a first love lost, the damage wrought by a series of disappointments, manipulations and betrayals, the heaviness of depression and addiction, and the ever-present yearning for change and eventual metamorphosis. It is a heartbreak record at its core, but it holds a great deal of optimism for a future unaffected by the past transgressions of self and other supporting characters.” The subject matter may be heavy and even dark at times, but the music is often upbeat which speaks to the yearning she felt and a desire to leave the darkness behind. The show also features popular local bands, Berahmand, and Camp Crush. They all were the featured guests Tuesday night on PRP’s, Sounds of PDX, and that podcast will be posted in a day or two.
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Doors at 7:30, show 8-11 p.m.
2393 NE Fremont St., Portland
Sunday, September 17th
Astro Tan Originally formed as a prison/prom band at Charles Bukowski High School, Astro Tan spent years playing soul clubs on the ghost town circuit. They’ve also worked as the house act in the lounge of a derelict Japanese cruise ship, playing for forgotten Hollywood stars under a slowly turning disco ball since the late 70’s. Moreover, Astro Tan is a three-piece Psychedelic R&B band from Portland, Oregon.