Veronica’s picks:

LOUD LOVE – CHRIS CORNELL TRIBUTE: Suicide Prevention Benefit Show at Dante’s.

Loud Love @ Dante’s
350 West Burnside, Portland
Saturday, June 17th
9 pm | $8

You can catch Veronica‘s show “subculture” every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 p.m.


Luke’s picks:

Small Million, photo by

A beautifully moody, lyrical, synth-pop duo from PDX, Small Million is Ryan Linder & Malachi Graham. Lo Moon is a three-piece band based in LA. They play Bunk Bar on Monday!

Lo Moon, Small Million @ Bunk Bar
1028 SE Water Ave, Portland
Monday, June 19th
9 pm | $8


Kaiya on the Mountain, Ashley Kervabon and Niamh bring a wide range of music to The White Eagle stage this Sunday night!

Kaiya on the Mountain is a wide collection of genres that brings the best of folk-rock, singer-songwriter and jam-blues together in one captivating project. If you like alternative folk music with a Southern flair, stick around. You might just fall in love.

Ashley (Xtina) Kervabon, hails from Queens, NY, and now resides in Portland. She is a singer/songwriter who pens honest and edgy lyrics, catchy pop melodies and has a voice that has often been compared female powerhouses such as Adele, Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga. She hosts the Woman Crush Wednesdays showcase at Jade Lounge.

Niamh, photo by Portland Notes

Niamh (pronounced Neev) is a 16 year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who lives in Portland, Oregon. Niamh was born in Scotland and moved to the USA from Ireland, where she started her musical journey. Her incredible, fresh and powerful voice cuts through her exciting rock sound!



Kaiya on the Mountain, Ashley Kervabon, Niamh @ White Eagle
836 N Russell St, Portland
Sunday, June 18th
3 pm | Free

Luke 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 1-3 pm!


Teri’s picks:

Teri says, “I’m a leaving on a jet plane, I don’t know when I’ll be back again.” Not all true, back on Saturday, but here are some hot picks without the added embellishments:

You can’t go wrong with this line-up:
The Get Ahead, Mickelson, and Laryssa Birdseye at Alberta Street Pub – “An evening of soulful Americana in one of the best listening rooms in the NW. Laryssa Birdseye will open this show with a special solo performance, followed by a set of new tunes by the Bay Area’s Mickelson. The Get Ahead will take it on home.”

The Get Ahead, photo by

The Get Ahead with Mickelson and Laryssa Birdseye @ Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St., Portland
Thursday, June 14th
8 pm | $7


The Secret Sea

Who doesn’t love a house party? This one has the amazing sounds of The Secret Sea and Sucker Crush.

Sucker Crush is the newest iteration of music from Bay Area composer/performer Marissa Deitz. Sucker Crush’s sad summer ballads and midnight breakup songs are sweetly sung and awash in reverb, evoking stylistic comparisons to Grizzly Bear, Beach House, and Angel Olsen.

The Secret Sea is Amit Erez, a cult-status indie icon in his hometown of Tel Aviv, known for his incredible guitar finger-picking and emotional delivery. In 2015, Erez relocated to Portland Oregon, keeping the band name as his solo identity.

The Secret Sea / Sucker Crush – House Show PDX
2021 SE 112th Ave., Portland
Thursday, June 14th
8-11 pm | Suggested Donation & BYOB

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


Jen’s picks:

Human Ottoman

“The Cool Kids Patio Show this week features Barbara Holm, Joann Schinderle and Jason Treager with musical guests Human Ottoman. This is a FREE show with an extended happy hour and fancy drink specials at the Doug Fir Lounge.”

Human Ottoman @ Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Thursday, June 15th
6 pm | Free


World’s Finest, photo by McMenamin’s

I love a good block party, and I love the folks, food and brews at Ecliptic Brewing. “Outdoor Project will be hosting the 4th annual Solstice Block Party on June 17th at Ecliptic Brewing Company in the Mississippi District. The Portland Solstice Block Party will kick off at 3 pm and the day will be filled with live music, outdoor industry vendors, games, delicious beer and adventure inspiration. Our nonprofit partner this year is Adventure Without Limits. Adventure Without Limits mission is to provide opportunity and adventure to all people, regardless of their ability levels, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, or age. Music lineup includes Tumbledown, Kory Quinn & headliner, World’s Finest.”

Portland Solstice Block Party @ Ecliptic Brewing Company
825 N Cook St, Portland
Saturday, June 17th
3-10 pm | Free
All ages event!


Dear Lemon Trees, Photo from

Dear Lemon Trees is an LA-based Americana trio consisting of songwriters, Kathleen Grace, Jamie Drake and Leslie Stevens. I caught Dear Lemon Trees and an acoustic set featuring Matt Hopper Tuesday night at a house show – phenomenal roots band, featuring gorgeous, lush harmonies and multiple instruments passed among them, including my favorite – the banjo.

Matt Hopper, Photo by Teri Briggs

Matt Hopper sang from the heart and won mine.
This is a Jim Creek Band album release show.
Guaranteed to be a great show at one of my favorite venues. Join these three bands this Saturday night at White Eagle Saloon.

Dear Lemon Trees, Matt Hopper & the Roman Candles, Jim Creek Band @ White Eagle Saloon
836 N Russell St, Portland
Saturday, June 17th
9 pm | $8


You can catch Fresh Spins with Jen Em every Friday, 10 am – noon on PRP.


Inessa’s picks:

“Local luminary songwriter Fernando Viciconte brings his amazing 6-piece roots-rock juggernaut band back to the Laurelthirst for an evening’s entertainment! Tonight they will showcase the full breadth of variety in Fern’s songwriting, playing one set en Español and one in English. This will be an expressive evening of music that you don’t want to miss!

Fernando Viciconte @ LaurelThirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan St, Portland
Friday, June 17th
9:30 | Free


Annual Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Saturday, June 17th & Sunday, June 18th
12 pm – 6 pm | $7


Ants In The Kitchen is NOT your typical rock & roll cover band. They’re 7-piece “horn band” that plays a mix of classic 70’s era funk, blues, and soul…a danceable mix, but with the tone and force of a ROCK band!

Ants In The Kitchen @ The Gemini
Gemini Bar & Grill
456 N State St, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Saturday, June 17th
9 pm | $10


Don’t miss The Shins when they hit Edgefield this June for their largest PDX show to date! Plus they have a brand new album out called Heartworms. Check it out!

The Shins @ Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn
2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, Oregon
Wednesday, June 21st
6:30 pm | SOLD OUT


Inessa is the PRP Music Director and Creative Services and is responsible for many great blog posts, interviews and Drop-In Sessions.

Jen Em

DJ, Volunteer Extraordinaire at PRP
With a passion for music and a love of all things radio, DJ Jen Em joined the PRP team in 2016. Jen’s musical involvement includes a long history of songwriting and choral & jazz singing. She hosts "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" every Friday, 10 am-Noon
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