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The Seshen, Photo courtesy eastbayexpress.com
See Nastacia’s pick for details about their upcoming show!


Nastacia’s pick:

Sunday, April 1 SassyBlack, The Seshen at Doug Fir Lounge

This is cool: We have a psychedelic/electronic pop storm brewing at the Dough Fir Lounge this Sunday, April 1 with San Francisco six-piece The Sheshen co-headlining with Seattle-based vocalist SassyBlack for a unique alchemy of sound. Both acts are rising stars with very “here-and-now” sounds, guaranteeing a funky night of terrific fusion music. We’re lucky to have both groups crossing paths and sharing a stage, especially with general admission tickets sitting at $12.

SassyBlack, The Seshen at Doug Fir Lounge
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Sun, Apr​il 1​
Doors 8 pm, Show 9 pm | $12-15 TICKETS


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Inessa’s picks:

Thursday, March 29 Astro Tan, Spooky Mansion, Le Grotto

Astro Tan originally formed as a prison/prom band at Charles Bukowski High School, Astro Tan spent years playing soul clubs on the ghost town circuit. They’ve also worked as the house act in the lounge of a derelict Japanese cruise ship, playing for forgotten Hollywood stars under a slowly turning disco ball since the late 70’s. Moreover, Astro Tan is a three-piece R&B band from Portland, Oregon.

Spooky Mansion started as a one-off performance when they were asked to play for Owen Wilson’s 45th birthday on the shore of the Mississippi River in North Texas. After a bootleg recording of the event was passed around in early 2015, a cult following began growing and the band eventually decided to pursue music full time in San Francisco.

Le Grotto

Astro Tan, Spooky Mansion, Le Grotto
The Liquor Store
3341 SE Belmont St, Portland, Oregon 97214
Thurs, Mar 29th
9 pm | $7


Saturday, March 31 Michelle DeCourcy and the Rocktarts, Brian Harrison and The Last Draw at The White Eagle

Michelle DeCourcy and the Rocktarts Spring show with special guests Brian Harrison and The Last Draw!

Michelle DeCourcy and the Rocktarts, Brian Harrison and The Last Draw at The White Eagle
The White Eagle
836 N Russell St, Portland
Sat, March 31st
9 pm | Free


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.



Luke’s picks:

Thursday, March 29 Pretty Gritty Album Release Party w/ Those Willows & Fox and Bones at McMenamin’s Mission Theater

Come to The Mission Theater and celebrate the long-awaited release of Pretty Gritty‘s new album Seven Year Itch! We will be officially releasing it to the world on March 30th, but will be selling advance copies in CD form at the show! Be among the first to get your hands on one!

We are also very honored and excited to announce that 2 of Portland’s most talented and promising acts, Those Willows and
Fox and Bones will be sharing the night with us! Additionally, while we do plan to keep a portion of Pretty Gritty’s set to our true duo fashion, we are super stoked to have some of Portland’s most sought after players accompanying us on our big night! Namely, Bryan Daste, Evan Knapp, Luke Beckel and Mark Powers!!!

If there is a show you absolutely do NOT want to miss, it would be this one!

Pretty Gritty Album Release Party w/ Those Willows & Fox and Bones at McMenamin’s Mission Theater
McMenamins Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland
Doors 7 pm/Show 8 pm | $12 adv/$15 doors TICKETS
All Ages Event!


Saturday, March 31 DMN, Small Million, Wave Collector at Big Sky Ranch

Explore the great indoors at the Big Sky Ranch inaugural house show! Super stoked for our house show this weekend! Feel free to invite friends, we’re just asking it be 21+ for this first show at our new pad with DMN, Small Million & Wave Collector.
FYI: We took down the address for now, but will post it in the comments on the Facebook event page on the day of show. Hope to see you Saturday!

DMN, Small Million, Wave Collector at Big Sky Ranch
Big Sky Ranch
Sat, March 31
7 pm | Free
BYOB | 21+


Tuesday, April 3 HAIM and Lizzo at the Schnitz

Monqui Presents: Lizzo, Haim at Arlene Schnitzer

HAIM and Lizzo at the Schnitz
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland
Tues, April 3rd
8 pm | $39.95-69.95 TICKETS
All Ages Event!


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



Jen’s picks:

Wednesday, April 4 Will Moore Band, Mood Beach, No Damsel at Alberta Street Pub

Folk pop artists No Damsel at 9 pm

Pacific Northwest native, Will Moore, is probably best known through Seattle’s beloved band The Chasers. Will Moore is on at 10 pm

And finally, our boys at Mood Beach – Synth Pop, Disco, Dance, Electronic, Psychics
Mood Beach at 11 pm

Will Moore Band, Mood Beach, No Damsel at Alberta Street Pub
Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland,
Wed, April 4th
9 pm | $8 TICKETS


Monday, April 2 Gaelynn Lea, Jenny Conlee Duo at White Eagle

Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry and sonic exploration. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, (VIDEO,) a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. Gaelynn Lea has been playing violin for over twenty years, developing an improvisational style all her own. In addition to performing, Gaelynn also loves to do speaking engagements about disability, overcoming challenges, and the joy of music. She has a congenital disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bones Disease. Gaelynn is a strong voice in the disability community; she uses her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change.

Jenny Conlee is a pianist, organist, and accordionist who performs and records with The Decemberists along with many other Portland bands. Jenny will be performing accordion music from the instrumental album “French Kayaking Music” that she and husband Steve Drizos wrote for the film “Voyagers Without Trace”. A documentary about 3 french explorers discovering the west, directed by Ian McCluskey and produced by NW Documentary. Jenny will be joined by clarinet player Jill Coykendall who also recorded on the “French Kayaking Music” album.

Gaelynn Lea, Jenny Conlee Duo at White Eagle
White Eagle Saloon & Hotel
Mon, April 2nd
7 pm | $10 ADV, $12 DOS TICKETS

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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 and jazz singing. She hosts "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" every Friday, 10 am-Noon
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