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PRP’s Weekend Music Planner (3/2-3/8)

PRP’s Weekend Planner is back with psychedelic disco, synthpop, bluegrass, singer/songwriters, progressive pop & so much more. We know; we had you at “psychedelic disco.”

Thursday, March 2nd

The Facebook event page describes the line-up at Turn! Turn! Turn! on Thursday night as “a night of ballads and dirges, with two haunting and lovely singer-songwriters and one gentlemanly band. ” Johanna Warren‘s “Black Moss” is one of those songs that haunts me in the most beautiful way. I highly suggest listening so that you too can have those chords and her melodic voice buzzing around your brain.  Also appearing, Aerial Ruin, whose song “Igen” brings to mind a minor key Jose Gonzalez, (like the song, “Heartbeats“,) meets Midlake hybrid. Die Like Gentlemen, a “progressive sludge” rock band, also plays an acoustic set.

Die Like Gentlemen (acoustic,) Johanna Warren, Aerial Ruin
Facebook Event page
@ Turn! Turn! Turn!
8 NE Killingsworth, Portland
8 p.m. | $5

I grew up on bluegrass music, and especially enjoyed bluegrass festivals. There is almost nothing like the energy that roots instruments and barefoot, dancing, music lovers can conjure. If you love the banjo, the mandolin, and some hot finger-picking guitar goodness like I do, you’ll want to check out Billy Failing‘s album release show at Alberta Street Pub. And don’t forget PRP’s roots/folk/blues music show with Rob Rainwater, Songs from the Source!

Billy Failing
Facebook Event page
@ Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta, Portland
7:30 p.m. | $7

Folk & blues artist Andy Frost plays Jade Lounge. His sound brings to mind singer/songwriters like James Taylor & Paul Simon. Jade Lounge throws into the mix an all-night Happy Hour, which includes an extensive $3-$13 food menu.

Andrew “Andy” Frost
@ Jade Lounge
2342 SE Ankeny St., Portland
7 p.m. | Free

If you love progressive pop rock and meat*, you’ll want to check out Mothertapes “Do Make Say” screening party with DJ sets and free Olympia Provisions charcuterie at The Liquor Store. (*Veggie options also available!)

Mothertapes Screening Party with DJ sets
Facebook Event page
@ The Liquor Store
3341 SE Belmont, Portland
6 p.m. | Free

Friday, March 3rd & Saturday, March 4th

Be sure to check out one or more of the great shows for MOGO Music Festival!
For more about the curated artists, check out the PRP/MOGO connection.

Sunday, March 5th

For a little psychedelic disco, head over to Rontoms for their Sunday Sessions with Gold Casio. Mood Beach brings their own brand of disco synthpop, & Bryson Cone contributes electro/freak pop and a gorgeous baritone voice. Gold Casio’s bandcamp page says, “Heed little the human counterparts of Gold Casio, for they are but vessels, merely mechanisms through which the Dance Gods make known their final decree.” Well, played, Gold Casio. Well played.

Gold Casio, Mood Beach, Bryson Cone
Facebook Event page
@ Rontoms
600 E Burnside, Portland
8:30 p.m. | Free

Tuesday, March 7th

Tim & Chitty promises an evening of world-folk hybrid aimed at the heart, the brain, and the feet, incorporating looping and some mad violin at Mississippi Studios. Tim & Chitty are Justin Chittams and Tim Snider of Nahko & Medicine for The People.

Tim & Chitty
@ Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi, Portland
$13-15 | 9 p.m.

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Jen Emerson

DJ, Volunteer Extraordinaire at PRP
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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