Luke’s Picks:

Friday, November 24 Young Elk, Second Sleep, Gazelle(s), The Mighty Missoula at Kelly’s Olympian

A night of captivating music with:

Young Elk
Distant, somber, and often times, crushingly bleak—Young Elk’s songs are painfully deliberate. In fact, everything is done on purpose. The songs, often penned by frontman and guitar player Ezekiel J Rudick, weave a tapestry of complicated stories that delve into the depths of faith, doubt, abuse, death, and divorce.

Second Sleep
play a form of intensified post-rock. The music is combination of sprawling guitars, thick, distorted bass loops, and heavy handed drums.

“.. like staring into a sea of stars and metabolizing the eternity staring back at you..periodically dropping beats, which gives the music an off-kilter intensity. Throughout, songs build and ebb, stop and start, losing themselves in chaos and pulling themselves back into restraint. You hear moments of wild aggression and beautiful introspection..” Eugene Weekly

The Mighty Missoula
In a saturated world of instrumental post-rock bands, The Mighty Missoula are keeping things simple as a three-piece. Like their namesake, which triggered cataclysmic flooding of the Pacific Northwest, they produce lush and temperamental streams of soundtrack-esque nostalgia.

Young Elk, Second Sleep, Gazelle(s), The Mighty Missoula
Kelly’s Olympian
426 SW Washington St, Portland
Fri, Nov 24th
9 pm | $5


Saturday, November 25 Small Skies, Arlo Indigo, Nouveauxfaux at The Know!

Come dance the night away with:
Small Skies
Arlo Indigo

Small Skies, Arlo Indigo, Nouveauxfaux
The Know
3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
Sat, Nov 25th
8 pm | $


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Inessa’s picks:

Thanskgiving Weekend, November 24-26 The Enchanted Toyshop (Rossini/Clifford) & Tourbillon (Anne Mueller – World Premiere!)

The Portland Ballet presents ‘The Enchanted Toyshop’ and ‘Tourbillon,’ a new work by Anne Mueller with Portland State University Orchestra and Ken Selden, music director.
Click to see the sweet video of their performance.

The Enchanted Toyshop (Rossini/Clifford) & Tourbillon (Anne Mueller – World Premiere!)
Lincoln Hall
1620 SW Park Ave, Portland
November 24, 25 & 26, 2017
Fri/Sat 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sun 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
$5-$35 Tickets


Thursday, November 24 King Black Acid, Ezza Rose, Robert Wynia at Mississippi Studios

Join King Black Acid, Ezza Rose and Robert Wynia in a Holiday Fundraiser for Oregon Food Bank at Mississippi Studios!

King Black Acid, Ezza Rose, Robert Wynia
Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Ave.
Fri, Nov 24th
Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm | $10 Advance, $12 Door Tickets


Saturday, November 25 Portland Cello Project Celebrate 20 years of Radiohead’s OK Computer at Revolution Hall
Featuring Kyleen King, Adam Shearer, Kevin Jackson & Diane Chaplin

Get your tickets now – the performance on Nov 24th is already sold out! OK Computer is an album that yields infinite creative inspiration, and as such it will be performed in its entirety both nights, but in different ways reflecting the creative choices of the singers and cellists (some pieces instrumental one night and with vocals the other, for example). The album will be contrasted in true Cello Project fashion with a unique assortment of complementary classical music arranged by Cello Project members Diane Chaplin and Kevin Jackson.
The ensemble will be huge, including a full band, an orchestral section of world-class cellists, and winds and brass.

Portland Cello Project Celebrate 20 years of Radiohead’s OK Computer
Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland
Sat, Nov 25th
Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | $20 Tickets
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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