Ezza Rose

Luke’s picks:



, Vanity Project, Shannon Entropy, & Penalty Kick will all play Clinton Street Theater on Friday, May 19th. Shannon Entropy will appear on Sounds of PDX Thursday, May 18th at 7 p.m. PST, so be sure to tune in to 99.1 fm or PRP.fm.

Kulululu, Vanity Project, Shannon Entropy, & Penalty Kick @ Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St, Portland (Directions)
Friday, May 19th
7:30 pm | $10




Korgy and Bass

Korgy and Bass

Vortex Music Magazine pick – Sama Dams and Korgy & Bass at Bunk Bar
From Vortex, “Korgy & Bass will celebrate the release of the new single ‘Bitter Horizon’, a cut that features folk singer-songwriter Catherine Feeny and emcee Dusty Fox of Two Planets and which will ultimately appear on the pair’s second release, ‘EP Vol. 2,’ later this year via Cavity Search Records. Read more about Korgy and Bass on Vortex Music Magazine.
‘Bitter Horizon’ is also one of the unreleased songs from Vortex’s recent vinyl compilation: ‘Our City, Our Sounds.’ Find more details about that vinyl release at Vortex On Vinyl.

Sama Dams and Korgy & Bass @ Bunk Bar
1028 SE Water Ave, Portland
Thursday, May 18th
9:30 pm | $8

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Inessa’s picks:

Will West

Will West

Will West Trio
is Will West, Chad Kimbler on mandolin & Don Henson on percussion system.

Will West Trio @ McMenamin’s Grand Lodge’s Garage Door Bar

3505 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove
Saturday, May 20th
9 pm | Free
All Ages Show!


Ezza Rose, Ritchie S Young (of Loch Lomond,) and Dumb Thumbs plays Bunk Bar Saturday night.

Ezza Rose, Ritchie S Young, Dumb Thumbs @ Bunk Bar
1028 SE Water Ave, Portland
Saturday, May 20th
9 pm | $5


This is a CD release event for the CD Sipping Beauty. There’s a meet & greet and art reception at 6:30 and the live concert kicks off at 7:30 with Tom Grant and recent Oregon Music Hall of Fame Bassist, Dave Captein, at Classic Pianos Recital Hall. The art reception features Mary Garvey‘s work.
Michele VK had Tom Grant on for a Drop-In Session on May 15th on Monday Morning Muse, so watch for that post with the audio soon.

Get tickets: Dave Captein, Tom Grant @ Classic Pianos Recital Hall
3003 SE Milwaukie Ave (at the corner of SE Powell Blvd and Milwaukie Ave)
Tuesday, May 23rd
6:30 | $15

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Teri’s picks:

Here’s a show that’s a reunion of sorts for three acts who have known one another and performed together many times over the years; Marv Ellis & We Tribe, WORTH, and MOsley WOtta. Having them in one room on the same night is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and Mississippi Studios the perfect setting for this event.

Marv Ellis & We Tribe fuse “Modern Jazz with old school Boom Bap, sprinkled with tiny scratches, and soaked in saxophone. Their high-energy music is packed with thought-provoking ideas, big beats, and beautiful jazz.” WORTH (Christopher Worth) is a recording artist and internationally touring singer-songwriter known for his “unique style of bohemian blues hop developed as a street performer traveling across the US and Europe.” MOsley WOtta (MOWA) is a consummate creative as “speaker, performer, poet, visual artist, and educator. A former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon, MOWO’s work focuses on the power of voice.”

For a WORTH concert review and photos, read more.

Marv Ellis & We Tribe, WORTH, and MOsley WOtta @ Mississippi Studios
​3939 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland​
Saturday, ​May 20​,​
9 pm | $12 adv, $15 Door

Skip vonKuske, Cellotronik

Skip vonKuske

If you missed out on getting tickets to Saturday’s sold-out, The Cello Project show at Revolution Hall, and want to keep the music going after PRP’s Pop-up Music Fest Fundraiser, come to Dante’s on Sunday where the cello master himself, Skip vonKuske, will be performing his Cellotronik music. What is Cellotronik music you might ask? Why it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. If you haven’t yet seen it, you must. Skip makes innovative unique cello centered takes on music you might not associate with the instrument using a loop station, and any combination of cello, mandolin, guitar, bass, voice, laptop, iPhone, and iPad.

CELLOTRONIK followed by Sinferno Cabaret
Sunday, May 21, 8:30 p.m.
350 W. Burnside St., Portland
​$8 cover


Max Ribner, Medicine for the People member, is returning to his former PDX home to gather the tribe once again for an all-ages celebration, reunion, and dance party at The Hallowed Halls. You might recall his 2014 shows, “Leap to Flame” that took place at PSU’s Lincoln Hall, and it’s sequel at Alberta Rose Theatre. Since those spirit-filled shows, Max has toured the world with Nahko and Medicine for the People, coming back here as time allows. He’ll be in Portland long enough for this celebration featuring the mighty Saeeda Wright alongside Cascadia’s grounded legend, Sara Tone who will open the set. The evening’s opening song will be performed by MI’KA MOON. Max has put together a fantastic band: his brother, Tim Ribner, Michael Douglas Dougherty, Samuel Eisen-Meyers, and Richard Lawrence. Music is the platform Max uses to spread his message of love, harmony, and inclusion for all as well as how to leave the planet better than we found it. This is a show not to be missed!

Once again, Kristina Pescatore & Kilikina’s Chocolat will provide delicious raw chocolate temptations to nourish the soul as well as the palate.

Max Ribner Band Reunion w/Saeeda Wright & Saratone
Tuesday, May 23, 6-9 p.m.
The Hallowed Halls
4420 SE 64th Ave., Portland
$15-25 Suggested donation.
$5-10 suggested for children.
Anyone on a budget, you know you’re welcome.

Email maxwellribner@gmail.com to reserve a ticket.

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

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