Cover photo by Yana Amur on Flickr
“Black Rebel Motorcycle Club doing a soundcheck at the Palace Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on 15 Nov 2013”


Patrick’s picks:

Thurs, Feb 15th Los Lobos at the Aladdin Theater

More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots.After thousands of rollicking performances across the globe, Los Lobos are an incredible band and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973.
Watch their video “Don’t Worry Baby”

Los Lobos at the Aladdin Theater
Aladdin Theater
Thurs, Feb 15th
8 pm | $47.50-49 TICKETS
All Ages Event!


Friday, February 16 Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore at The Old Church Concert Hall – SOLD OUT

Friends for 30 years, roots music legends Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore recently realized they had never played music together. Beginning October 20 in Norfolk, VA, the Grammy winner Alvin and Grammy nominee Gilmore will hit the road to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences in an intimate 12-city acoustic tour.

Though Texas born Gilmore was twice named ‘Country Artist of the Year’ by Rolling Stone, and California native Alvin first came to fame in the hard rocking rhythm and blues band The Blasters, they discovered that their musical roots in old blues and folk music are exactly the same.

Audiences attending these spontaneous shows will hear classic original compositions from the pair along with choice songs that include a wide spectrum of songwriters and styles from the likes of Merle Haggard and Sam Cooke, to the Young Bloods, and much more. When Alvin and Gilmore go on stage together, it’s guaranteed that each of these rare and special performances will be different from the last. A show you don’t want to miss!

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore at The Old Church Concert Hall
The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland
Fri, Feb 16th
7:30 pm | $30 DOS SOLD OUT
All Ages Event! (Drinks at bar with ID)


Saturday, Feb 17 Robin Jackson at the Alberta Street Pub

Award winning Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Robin Jackson, known for his wild, theatrical contributions to bands like Vagabond Opera and the March Fourth Marching Band, has brought a strong presence to the world of indie folk. Mr Jackson, often joined by his all-star six piece ensemble of NW musicians The Caravan, draws upon the moody spirit of his rain-soaked, Portland, Or. home to create an eclectic brew of dreamy folk-pop, cinematic indie rock and above all, enigmatic storytelling.

Watch some of their videos

Robin Jackson at the Alberta Street Pub
Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta Street, Portland
Sat, Feb 17th
8 pm | Free


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


Teri’s pick

Friday, February 16 It’s Not You It’s…Ok, Yeah It’s You at Siren Theater

​”​Listen to the delicious sounds of Stephanie Schneiderman as we celebrate the mixed feelings of Valentine’s Day​” in a show at Siren Theater combining storytelling and song with personal tales of love and woe. Storytellers Shelley McLendon, Anthony S Kell and Chris Williams​​ will open the night followed by a concert with ​Stephanie’s​ acoustic quartet​,​ Tony Furtado, Julio Appling, Brē Paletta​,​ and Todd Bayles.

It’s Not You It’s…Ok, Yeah It’s You at Siren Theater
The Siren Theater
315 NW Davis Sreet, Portland
Fri, Feb 16th
Doors 7:15, show 8-10:30 p.m. | $14 adv, $16 door, $20 VIP, +fees

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



Luke’s picks:

Saturday, February 17 Talk Modern Comeback Show + LEO ISLO, Small Skies & Telecommuter at Hawthorne Theatre

Talk Modern RETURNS and we can’t wait to hit the stage again! We have a killer lineup that night also including local heavy-hitters: LEO ISLO, Small Skies & Telecommuter

SHOW IS ALL AGES and starts at 6:30 (doors at 6).

Talk Modern Comeback Show + LEO ISLO, Small Skies & Telecommuter at Hawthorne Theatre
Hawthorne Theatre
1507 SE 39th Ave, Portland
Sat, Feb 17th
6:30 pm | $8 TICKETS
All Ages Event!



Sunday, February 18 WomenCrushPDX: Future Boss Ladies February 2018 Showcase at Jade Lounge

Hi Portland!
#WomenCrush Music is very excited to be launching our quarterly “Boss Ladies of the Future” showcase featuring a different scene – the all ages one! Oh and what’s better? It’s going to be a fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Association! Featuring some of Portland’s most fierce young talent – we’ve got quite the line up for you!

All Ages | No Cover (Donations & Partial Food/Bev Sales will go to CCA)
Follow CCA on socials @CCAJoyRx

JoJo Scott
JoJo Scott is a sixteen-year old singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon. She has been playing guitar for seven plus years, and has been singing since before she could talk. JoJo plays mainly acoustic pop music, as well as her own originals. She has performed at a variety of venues in the area and recently had the opportunity to be one of five Portland acoustic singer-songwriters selected to be a part of the Acoustic Guitar Project where each artist had to write and record an unedited version of a song they wrote in one week. Another big moment in her young life as an artist came when she was able to perform at the Moda Center with Roger Waters, formerly from the Pink Floyd band. JoJo recently released her first single, “Loose Change” and is currently working hard in the studio on three more new singles which will be released by summer 2018. You can find JoJo’s music on Spotify, Soundcloud and iTunes.

Josephine Relli
Captivating & alluring, there’s a certain mystery behind the green-eyed songstress that is Josephine Relli. With songs that range from light-hearted to tragic, she makes her passions a priority when it comes to songwriting. Backed by her band, The Love Fools, she’s made her start in the Oregon music scene by performing at Hawkins Cellars, Lange Winery, Methven Family Vineyards, and the Portland Saturday Market in front of hundreds.

Liana Bruce
Liana Bruce is a passionate singer-songwriter out of Portland, OR. With fiercely emotive lyrics and haunting, evocative melodies, her songs are at once raw, captivating, and powerful. Liana was born and raised in the music scene—with a musically-inclined father and traveling singer-songwriter as her mother, she was exposed early on to the deep, soulful qualities of Americana Indie-style music. She portrays these styles in her own songs, exemplifying mindful and intimate artistry in her songwriting.

Angelica Worship
Angelica Rose – Music is my passion in which I strive to draw others in with power, soul, and raw sound, hoping to grasp the “it” factor that one can’t put their finger on, but distinguishes through the product of emotional response to a simple note, sound, lyric.

WomenCrushPDX: Future Boss Ladies February 2018 Showcase at Jade Lounge
Jade Lounge
2348 SE Ankeny St, Portland
Sun, Feb 18th
3-5 pm | No Cover (Donations & Partial Food/Bev Sales will go to CCA)
All Ages Event!


Monday, February 19 The Heavy Hustle, Bitches of the Sun, Michael Trew Band (SEA) at Twilight Cafe and Bar

Get the week started off right at Twilight Cafe and Bar
doors 7pm – 21+

The Heavy Hustle – Punk Funk Pop Prog. What’s that all sound like? a pile of awesomeness that will caress your ears like honey in your acoustical tea. A new sound that covers a wide swath of influences because there were no real rules writing the tunes. Here to have a good time, let’s do this, together.

Bitches of the Sun
Bitches of the Sun is Portland based band fronted by artist/musician Joshua Davis. The collective is best described as Delta Sex Pop delivering a large selection of body shaking grooves wrapped in emotionally complex arrangements guaranteed to everyone on the dance floor.

Michael Trew Band – (Seattle)
“…rock, tribal beats, folk, and orchestral instruments that weave together to create a completely unique experience. this group is fresh and exciting. During their set, I sometimes felt like I was watching a play or a musical…” – Tony Hammons – Rain City Collective – Seattle

Monday, February 19 The Heavy Hustle, Bitches of the Sun, Michael Trew Band (SEA) at Twilight Cafe and Bar
Twilight Cafe and Bar
1420 SE Powell Blvd, Portland
Mon, Feb 19th
7 pm | Free


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


Nastacia’s pick

Monday, February 19 Judah & The Lion – Going to Mars Tour at Roseland Theater

​Judah & The Lion, Colony House and Tall Heights: ​What a fun trio of bands to have gathered for one night of indie rock, electrofolk​,​ and a dash of folk hop n’ roll.
Expect irreverent genre-bending, folky twanging, thumping hop-hop drumming​,​ and soaring melodies, all packed into the Roseland for one night. Yes, it’s a Monday show. ​And yes, I’ll be there anyways. ​What better way to start your week, then by leaping over sonic boundaries with these bands?

Judah & The Lion – Going to Mars Tour at Roseland Theater
Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Avenue, Portland
​Mon, Feb 19th
8 pm | $25​​ TICKETS
All Ages Event!

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


Inessa’s picks:

Thursday-Sunday, February 15-18 2nd Annual Black Comedy Festival at Billy Webb Elks Lodge

Listen to an interview from Inessa’s blog

The festival is founded and executive produced by Courtenay and Tyrone “Hyjinx” Collins of Dirty Angel Entertainment. They have produced a weekly open mic, comedy competitions and countless showcases. They believe in giving a stage to new comics, especially comics of color.

Thursday, February 15, 2018:
The Real Comedy Spot Open Mic/Meet & Greet

Friday, February 16, 2018:
Minority Retort
The Real Comedy Spot Presents: Young Gunz
G. Dot’s Hollywood Hilarity

Saturday, February 17, 2018:
Your Fault For Listening
Dirty Angel Entertainment Presents: Ladies First
Seeznin’s Comedy Fest

Sunday, February 18, 2018:
House of Hyjinx’s Heavy Hitters
Lets’ Get Awkward
Award Ceremony/After Party

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer, set up a vendor table or be a sponsor please email us:

2nd Annual Black Comedy Festival at Billy Webb Elks Lodge
Billy Webb Elks Lodge
6 N Tillamook St, Portland
Feb 15-18


Saturday, February 17 Live Comedy Album Recording featuring FRANGELA at Curious Comedy Theater

Comedy Duo, Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, aka FRANGELA are excited to come to Portland to record their first live comedy album at Curious Comedy Theater, for two shows Saturday, February 17th. Their show has been described as a “Blue Wave Tent Revival’ that finds the funny in American life and politics in a Post Trumpian World. FRANGELA are a two-woman resistance comedy movement.

African American, female duo FRANGELA are alumni of The Second City in Chicago, are best known for their razor sharp commentary on Politics and Pop Culture everywhere from VH1’s Best Week Ever to MSNBC’s AM JOY. Fan favorites from the film “He’s Just Not That Into You”, Hannah Montana and The Cleveland Show. They can currently be seen weekly on The Stephanie Miller Radio Show and have been touring nationally with Stephanie Miller and John Fugelsang on The Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour. The also host the popular Westwood One podcast “The Final Word”.

Live Comedy Album Recording featuring FRANGELA at Curious Comedy Theater
Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland
Sat, Feb 17th
7:30 & 9:30 pm | $12

Black History Film Viewing of “Priced Out”
Friday, February 16 at 6:00pm
The Center for Self Enhancement, Inc., 3920 N. Kerby Ave., Portland
Join SEI for a panel discussion with Director, Cornelius Swart, Actress Michelle Lewis and SEI President, Tony Hopson Sr.

Black History Film Viewing of “I am not your Negro”
Saturday, February 17 at 3:00pm
The Center for Self Enhancement, Inc., 3920 N. Kerby Ave., Portland
Join SEI for a panel discussion with James Baldwin’s niece, Aisha Karefa-Smart, and Portland State University Professor, Dr. Derrais Carter.

To purchase tickets please visit:

Listen to Inessa’s interview with Aisha Karefa-Smart.

(The documentary is SO powerful. I watched it twice in a row, in tears both viewing. Nothing has changed. “We must continue to fight for justice and equality” was my takeaway.)

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.

Veronica’s pick

Sunday, February 18 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Roseland Theater

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to War Child to
support children and families in communities affected by war throughout the world.

Roseland Theater
10 NW 6th Ave, Portland
Sun, Feb 18th
8 pm | $26 TICKETS
All Ages Event! (Bar with ID)


Catch Subculture with Veronica Bisesti every Wednesday night at 7 pm!

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