Teri’s picks:

Friday, December 1 “3rd Annual From Smiths to Smithereens: A Tribute to 80s College Rock

Camp Crush

Friday is the 3rd annual, “From Smiths to Smithereens: A Tribute to 80s College Rock,” to raise money and promote membership for p:ear core, p:ear’s monthly giving club. If you’re not familiar with p:ear, they are a wonderful non-profit serving homeless and transitional youth through education, art, and recreation. Check this, 19 Portland bands have been enlisted to play a few of their favorite ‘80s college rock covers!
Featured performers include: Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond, Casey Neill, Little Sue, Mexican Gunfight, Kathryn Claire Music, Camp Crush, LiquidLight, The Zags, The Stubborn Lovers, The Don of Division Street The DODS, Down Gown, Pacific Mean Time, The Way Downs, The Loved, Buzzyshyface, Black Sheep Black, Trujillo-band, The Hauer Things, Louder Than Moz.

Friday, December 1, Doors 5:30 p.m., Show 6 p.m.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E. Burnside St., Portland
Tickets: $15 ADV, $18 DOS
21+ only

A $10/month pledge to p:ear core gets you entry into a raffle with awesome prizes including passes to the Doug Fir Lounge, gift card to Casa Vaca Taqueria, art classes from Flora Bowley Paintings, a guitar signed by all members of Prophets of Rage and much more! Can’t make the event but want to enter the raffle? Sign up for p:ear core at pearmentor.org and put “STS” in the Notes section to be entered to win.


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


Luke’s picks:

Thursday, November 30 Tara Velarde, Carla Baker, and Catlin Jemma at Alberta Street Pub


Check out her video here.

Clara Baker‘s music is “medicine for the heart, mind and psyche,” (No Depression) full of honest and thoughtful lyrics, soulful singing, impressive instrumentation, and an energetic groove.


Check out her video here.

Caitlin Jemma is a small-town girl with a big country heart. Raised in the high desert of Northern Nevada, her songwriting is influenced by a sense of adventure, reverie, and discovery. With a sound that is tempered by country and delivered with soul, Caitlin Jemma brings a wholesome and enlivened energy to storytelling folk.

Check out her video here.

Raised in the sleepy farmland outside of the nation’s self-proclaimed weirdest city, Tara Velarde is a captivating combination of class and sass. Imagine Brandi Carlile’s raw energy juxtaposed against Joni Mitchell’s serenity and you start to get the idea of this dynamic artist and her unique Diva Folk style.

Songwriters In The Round featuring Oregon songwriters:Clara Baker, Caitlin Jemma, & Tara Velarde
at Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland
Doors at 7:30 pm, show 8 pm | $8
seating is extremely limited- get tickets in advance!



Saturday, December 2 Cabin Project and Falcon Heart at Alberta Street Pub

The end of year quintet Cabin Project show with the amazing band Falcon Heart.

The Cabin Project is an indie rock band whose sound stems from haunting choruses, three-part harmonies, pedals, synths and string sections. The songs are musically expansive, yet retain an intimacy similar to that of The National, Warpaint and Bon Iver.
Born in an attic “cabin” studio lined with Douglas Fir, the band started as a project of Katie Sawicki. She found musical partner Zanny Geffel, an orchestral drummer, rooted in jazz and percussion, with a preponderance for poetry and onstage mayhem. Rebekah Hanson, Jean Mastaler and Kelly Clifton create the band’s strings and bass section.

Falcon Heart, (Photo credit: vrtxmag.com)

Falcon Heart – Soaring, melodic harmonies, and captivating storytelling form the foundation of Falcon Heart’s Folk inspired Indie/Rock sound. With influences ranging from Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes to Sublime and Elvis Presley, Falcon Heart expresses love, loss, and lessons learned from the evergreen city of Portland, Oregon.

The Cabin Project and Falcon Heart at Alberta Pub
Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland
Sat, Dec 2nd
8:30-11:30 pm | $10


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


Patrick’s Pick:

Saturday, December 2 The Del McCoury Band at the Alladin

Calling all Bluegrass Lovers! For fifty years, Del’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans-count Gill among them-as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. “Del epitomizes the bluegrass musician from the previous era, and also this one,” says acclaimed resonator guitarist Jerry Douglas, a member of Alison Krauss + Union Station and producer of several of McCoury’s 90s albums. “You can finally make a living playing bluegrass, and a large part of it is because of Del McCoury; he became like the new Bill Monroe. For him to have come along this far is testament to his will to stick it out-but at the same time, when he saw that he was going to be able to do it, he started really, really enjoying it, and that’s when he started making the best music of his career.”

The Del McCoury Band at the Alladin
3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Ore
Sat, Nov 2nd
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm | $39.50 in Advance/ $42.00 Doors | Buy Tickets
All Ages Event!


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


Jen’s picks:


Thursday, November 30 Hawkeye Pierce, Tumbledown, Crystal Lariza at Kelly’s Olympian

Join Tumbledown Thursday night at Kelly’s Olympian for an fun night of music! The guys in Tumbledown are super fun, passionate and fun to be around. Crystal Lariza will kick things off at 9, Tumbledown is on at 10 and Hawkeye Pierce will close things out at 11.

Hawkeye Pierce, Tumbledown, Crystal Lariza at Kelly’s Olympian
Kelly’s Olympian
426 SW Washington St, Portland
Thurs, Nov 30th
9 pm | $5

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