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PRP Team Concert Picks for March 15-21 (3/15-3/21/2018)

Patrick’s picks:

Thursday night is one of those nights that does not come along very often – when one has decide between five incredible shows…a wonderful problem to have!

 

Thursday, March 15 Sierra Hull, Phoebe Hunt at Alberta Rose Theater

Sierra Hull at Merlefest in 2016
photo courtesy of http://nodepression.com/photo/sierra-hull-merlefest-2016

Sierra Hull’s new album is Weighted Mind. It is nothing like what we thought it would be. It is nothing like what we’ve heard before, from anyone. It is singular and emphatic, harmonious and dissonant. It is the realization of promise, and the affirmation of individuality. It is born of difficulty and indecision, yet it rings with ease, decisiveness, and beauty. Hull came to us as a bluegrass thrush, a teen prodigy. Krauss called her to the Grand Ole Opry stage when Hull was 11-years-old. Two years later, she signed with Rounder Records, and soon became known as a remarkable mandolin player, a tone-true vocalist, and a recording artist of high order. She made two acclaimed albums. She played the White House, and Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center, and she became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music.

Sierra Hull, Phoebe Hunt at Alberta Rose Theater
Alberta Rose Theater
Thurs, March 15th
Doors 7 pm | $32 Tickets
All Ages Event! (minors w/guardian)

Thursday, March 15 Antibalas at Wonder Ballroom

Antibalas has recorded five studio albums on the Daptone, Ninja Tune, Anti-, and Ropeadope labels as well as a number of singles and EPs. The band finishing their sixth studio album, due out in mid-2017. Though recognized for their fluency in Afrobeat and funk music, the band is known to collaborate with diverse groups and artists, from Angélique Kidjo to Jovanotti to Medeski Martin & Wood to Public Enemy, and served as the house band at Carnegie Hall in 2014 (Music of Paul Simon), 2015 (Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads) and this year’s 2017 Music of Aretha Franklin. The Antibalas horn section has performed on Grammy award-winning albums by Angelique Kidjo, and Mark Ronson and dozens of albums, sound tracks and live guest appearances with artists including The Roots, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, Santigold, Jovanotti, Nneka, Alabama Shakes, The String Cheese Incident and numerous others.

Antibalas at Wonder Ballroom
Wonder Ballroom
128 Northeast Russell Street
Portland
Thurs, March 15th
Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm | $25
21+

 

Thursday, March 15 Yonder Mountain String Band, Old Salt Union at Crystal Ballroom

Yonder Mountain String Band’s first new album in two years, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist power that has made Yonder one of the most popular live bands of their generation. Melding sophisticated songcraft, irrepressible spirit, and remarkable instrumental ability, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is a testament to Yonder Mountain String Band’s organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana. Yonder founding members Aijala, banjo player Dave Johnston, and bassist Ben Kaufmann reconfigured Yonder Mountain String Band as a traditional bluegrass instrumental five-piece in 2014 with the recruitment of new players Allie Kral (violin) and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin). The reconstituted group debuted with 2015’s acclaimed BLACK SHEEP, but truly gelled as they toured, the new players’ personalities seamlessly blending and elevating the intrinsically tight Yonder sound. Yonder made certain to show off the current roster’s growing strength with the 2017 release of MOUNTAIN TRACKS: VOLUME 6, the first installment in their hugely popular live recording series since 2008.

Yonder Mountain String Band, Old Salt Union at Crystal Ballroom
McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland
Thurs, March 15th
8 pm | $30 Tickets

 

Thursday, March 15 Darlingside, Henry Jamison at Mississippi Studios

On Birds Say, Darlingside, wide-open arrangements are marked by the skillful vocal interplay of the four singers. When the Massachusetts-based quartet’s bassist Dave Senft, guitarist and banjo player Don Mitchell, classical violinist and folk mandolinist Auyon Mukharji, and cellist and guitar picker Harris Paseltiner gather around a single microphone and let their richly-textured voices loose, they splash their melodies with a sunny melancholy that brings their lyrics to vibrant life. Subtle musical shadings take cues from 60s folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, classical music, and modern indie rock, while aching harmonies are complemented by tones from the harmonium, frailing banjo, 12-string electric guitar, Wurlitzer, auto-chord organ, and grand piano. The result is a collection of quietly passionate songs that defy easy categorization.

Darlingside, Henry Jamison at Mississippi Studios
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Fri, March 16th
Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm | $20 Tickets
21+

Thursday, March 15 Onion The Man – incredible local band!, Dubious, Evan Knapp at Mississippi Pizza

Onion the Man
photo courtesy of oniontheman.bandcamp.com

Psychedelic grooves ooze from the depths of their hot souls. Raw shallot force energy merges to create the layered vibrations that is Onion The Man. Residing in the northern realms of Oregon, four passionate artists birth, break, and surf the wave of contagious groove through melodic texture, rhythmic harmony, and musical empowerment. Riding the mothership upward and onward, the Onion family tours all over the west coast and organizes Onion Music Festival annually for the sake of bringing all paths of life together in the name of personal expression and humanity.

Onion The Man at Mississippi Pizza
Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Thurs, March 15
8:30 pm | Free
All Ages Event!

 

Friday, March 16 The Suffers at Mississippi Studios

The Suffers are a ten-piece soul collective that steeps their tracks in jazzy history with a modern twist. They’re the sort of neo-retro group you never knew music was so badly missing” — Brennan Carley (Spin Magazine)

The Suffers, The Bandulus at Mississippi Studios
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Fri, March 16th
8 pm | $20 Tickets
21+

 

Wednesday, March 21 Roselit Bone, Star Club, Voices of the Sea at The Liquor Store

Formed in Portland in 2011 by Joshua McCaslin and Ben Dahmes, Roselit Bone has since expanded into a 9-piece – featuring pedal steel, trumpets, flute, accordion – that combines the visceral, haunting songwriting and energy of roots-driven post-punk bands (i.e. the Gun Club and the Birthday Party) with elements of Mexican ranchera, midcentury singing cowboys, and spaghetti western soundtracks. With Portland band Starclub.

Roselit Bone, Star Club, Voices of the Sea at The Liquor Store
The Liquor Store
3341 SE Belmont St, Portland
Wed, March 21
9 pm | Unknown
21+

 

You can catch Patrick “The Man” Meig’s Mixtape show every Thursday from 7-8 pm. Expect the unexpected!

 

 

Nastacia’s pick:

Saturday, March 17 Jon Zen & The Nomads, Caleb and the Monsters, Alex Kirk Amen at American Legion Post 134

This Saturday to celebrate St Patrick’s Day the American Legion will host a diverse set of Portland musicians in solidarity, bringing you folk, soul and rock starting with the epic folk of Jon Zen & the Nomads, explosive songwriter soul of Caleb and the Monsters, and the rocking sounds of Alex Kirk Amen. Show starts at 8pm. $10 at the door for charity, no one turned away. Come support your veterans and celebrate breathtaking music this Saturday!

Jon Zen & The Nomads, Caleb and the Monsters, Alex Kirk Amen at American Legion Post 134
American Legion Post 134
2104 NE Alberta St, Portland
Sat, March 17th
8 pm | $10
All Ages Event!

 

Nastacia gets your blood pumping every Monday morning on PRP, 7-10 am.

 

 

Luke’s picks:

Thursday, March 15 The Old Church presents Tara Velarde, Laryssa Birdseye, Anna Gilbert

Portland powerhouses Tara Velarde, Laryssa Birdseye, and Anna Gilbert join forces for the first time for a Triple-Release show at The Old Church. Flawless vocals, introspective lyrics, and beautifully crafted songwriting dominate the night as each artist takes the stage backed by her full band to celebrate these releases.

TOC presents Tara Velarde, Laryssa Birdseye, Anna Gilbert
The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland
Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm | $15
All Ages Event! Bar w/ID

 

Friday, March 16 Cedars & Crows, The Heavy Hustle, The Matthew Lindley Band at Kelly’s Olympian

Cedars and Crows
The Heavy Hustle Heavy Hustle playing David Bowie’s “Fame” on YouTube
The Matthew Lindley Band

March 16 Cedars & Crows, The Heavy Hustle, The Matthew Lindley Band at Kelly’s Olympian
Kelly’s Olympian
426 SW Washington St, Portland
Fri, March 16th
9 pm | $10
21+

 

 

Wednesday, March 21 Rare Diagram, Pwrhaus, Secrets at Holocene

Rare Diagram
Baroque pop
Pwrhaus
Almost definitely one of the best soul groups you’ve never heard, PWRHAUS has been rocking house parties in relative obscurity, but thanks to an utterly warm live show and word of mouth from such notable admirers as Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, they’re starting to romance ever-larger audiences.
SECRETS (Aaron from nurses)

Rare Diagram, Pwrhaus, Secrets at Holocene
Holocene Portland
1001 SE Morrison St, Portland
Wed, March 21st
8:30 | $10 Tickets
21+

 

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

 

 

Luke & Inessa’s pick:

Thursday, March 15 Worth, Bo Baskero, Common Hours at White Eagle Saloon

From the downbeat of the title track on WORTH‘s Pardon Me, the listener is in for a magical ride. This 3rd album fuses the depth and dynamic impact of modern sound with the soulful rawness of the old school. The music is both haunting and familiar, and touches the addictive vitality of that new thing you can’t stop playing in your stereo. Pardon Me is WORTH in full stride.

The first thing you notice when listening to Christopher Worth is the undeniable quality of his voice: it is thick, sensual, raw, and honest. At times he expresses with the buttery richness of John Legend (“I Need You,” “Tides”); at others with the feral range and force of Paul McCartney (“Care”, “Bayou”). There are delicate moments, too, in which his singing is reminiscent of Amos Lee (“Glory”) and even D’Angelo (“Lo and Behold”). At it’s core, however, his voice is steeped in the spirit of the blues.

Worth, Bo Baskero, Common Hours at White Eagle Saloon
McMenamin’s The White Eagle
836 N Russell St, Portland
Thurs, March 15
8 pm | $10 Tickets
21+

 

 

Inessa & Teri’s pick:

Thursday, March 15 Real World Collective Presents: Secret World Live at Revolution Hall

Revolution Hall will host a great show Thursday night combining a tribute to Peter Gabriel with fundraising for Mercy Corps. Nine of Portland’s best session/gigging musicians (Chet Lyster, Chris Robley, Margaret Gibson Wehr, Sarah King, Gil Assayas-Keys, David Langenes, Greg Hyatt, Joe Mengis, and Anders Bergstrom) will come together to recreate Peter Gabriel’s Award winning 1994 Concept/Concert “Secret World Live” in its entirety. In keeping with Gabriel’s lifelong work benefiting World Aid Organizations, this concert is a benefit for Mercy Corps.

Real World Collective Presents: Secret World Live at Revolution Hall
Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland
Thurs, March 15th
7 pm | $23 Adv, $25 DOS​  Tickets​

 

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

 

 

Inessa’s pick:

Friday, March 16 Fernando, Good Feathers at Laurelthirst Pub

Fernando will be celebrating his 49th Birthday by playing a show with his longtime band
(Lewi Longmire, Dan Eccles, Freddy Trujillo, Matt Cadenelli and Ralph Huntley) at
LaurelThirst on Friday March 16th. The duo of Good Feathers will be opening up the show.
Cover will be $10 and this a 21 and over event.

Fernando, Good Feathers at Laurelthirst Pub
Laurelthirst Pub
2958 NE Glisan St., Portland, Ore
Fri, March 16th
9:30 | $10
21+

 

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.

AD Holm’s picks:

 

Friday, March 16 INFEST with Gag, Escuela, Long Knife & BadXmouth at Dante’s

INFEST is Powerviolence/Hardcore Punk Legends
GAG is Olympia Hardcore Punks
Escuela is NY Grindviolence
Long Knife is PDX Raging hardcore punk
BadXmouth is PDX Grindviolence

INFEST with Gag, Escuela, Long Knife & BadXmouth at Dante’s
Dante’s
350 W Burnside St, Portland
Fri, March 16th
9 pm | $15-$18 Tickets
21+

 

 

Saturday, March 17 Daydream Machine, Shadowlands, Young Elder at Doug Fir Lounge

Shadowlands album release show!
Daydream Machine
Shadowlands
with The Young Elders

Daydream Machine, Shadowlands, Young Elder at Doug Fir Lounge
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Sat, March 17th
9 pm | $10-12 Tickets
21+

 

Wednesday, March 21 Pussy Riot at Doug Fir Lounge

The first night sold out, so Pussy Riot is playing a second night at Doug Fir! For an intense, be careful watching it if you’re sensitive or watching with your kids, artistic slap in the face to our current politics video: Pussy Riot – Make America Great Again

Pussy Riot at Doug Fir Lounge
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Wed, March 21st
Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm | $10-12 Tickets
21+

 

You can catch AD Holm for Radio After Death on PRP Friday nights from 7-9 p.m.

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