On the cover this week: GodMother of Soul, Erykah Badu. Check out Jen’s picks for show details!
Photo by Monica Morgan via Getty Images, (courtesy of this article on Huffington Post)


Teri’s picks:

It’s time again for the annual Soul’d Out Music Festival taking place at venues around the city. It runs April 18-22nd yet the week before you will find many events from the production company.
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Friday, April 13 Reggie Houston​’s Crescent City Connection​ at Jack London Revue

Portland sure is lucky to claim New Orleans’ own and one of the most accomplishment saxophonists today, Mr. Reggie Houston. ​”When Reggie Houston’s Crescent City Connection brings the funk, they lay it down on black satin sheets and make it blush! Featuring some of the region’s finest funk musicians like Ben Jones on bass, Tyrone Hendrix on drums, Jimmy Russell on guitar, and Michael Elson on keys.​” ​They’ll be at Jack London Revue Friday night for an evening of ​voodoo ​music to ward away any Friday the 13th fears you might have.​

Reggie Houston​’s Crescent City Connection​ at Jack London Revue
​Jack London Revue
529 SW 4th Ave., Portland​
​Friday, April 13,
9 pm | $15​ TICKETS



Saturday, April 14 ​Anandi & Friends at Jack London Revue

Vocalist and songwriter, Anandi, began her career as a singer-songwriter, recording three albums of original songs before turning to jazz. For her debut at Jack London, “Anandi will perform beautiful renditions of jazz classics and provocative arrangements of well known pop tunes as well as a smattering of soulful originals.”

​Anandi & Friends at Jack London Revue
​Jack London Revue​
529 SW 4th Ave, Portland
​Sat, April 14th
8 pm | $10 TICKETS


Sunday, April 15 Jarrod Lawson at Jack London Revue

Jarrod Lawson is back in Portland long enough to play a few shows including this one on Sunday. “Blessed with a voice steeped in reverence for the great soul singers that have gone before him,” he’ll be joined by Christopher Friesen, Tyrone Hendrix, Ag Donnaloia, Tahirah Asha Memory, and Molly Tentarelli.

Jarrod Lawson at Jack London Revue
Jack London Revue
529 SW 4th Ave, Portland
Sun, April 15th
8 pm | $18 TICKETS

Monday, April 16 Shelly Rudolph: Soul Shine at Alberta Street Pub

“A sultry tumble of rise up singing incantations, reverential ballads and sensual spirituals, SOUL SHINE! is unabashedly romantic, enchanting, heart-opening, soul stirring and blush you true. Imagine Norah Jones and Janis Joplin reading Rumi… barefoot.”

Mike Horsfall, vibes
Tim Gilson, cello
Dave Captein, bass (acoustic and Fender Rascal)
Brent Follis, drums and magical shakers
Shelly Rudolph, Soul Siren
Shelly is a member of Musicians Rising Up and Filmmaker Robert Parish recorded part of last month’s Soul Shine debut for the series.

Shelly Rudolph: Soul Shine at Alberta Street Pub
Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland
Mon, Apr 16th
6-7:45 pm | Free


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


Jen’s picks:

Thursday, April 12 Kirk Kalbfleisch Trio at Solae’s Lounge

This April, PDX Jazz is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). As part of a series of Thursday night shows hosted by Matt Sazima, the Kirk Kalbfleisch Trio will be playing on April 12 at Solae’s Lounge. The group will include Matt Sazima on keys and RJ Reyes on bass.

Kirk Kalbfleisch Trio at Solae’s Lounge
Solae’s Lounge
1801 NE Alberta St, Portland
Thurs, Apr 12th
8 pm | Free


Thursday, April 12 Albert Hammond Jr, Pinky Pinky at Doug Fir Lounge

Hook-laden indie rock from…
with Pinky Pinky
Albert Louis Hammond Jr. is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and music producer, most famous for his role as rhythm and lead guitarist, as well as occasional keyboard player and backing vocalist, in the American rock band The Strokes – (maybe you’ve heard of them.)

Albert Hammond Jr, Pinky Pinky at Doug Fir Lounge
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Thurs, April 12th
Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pm | $16 TICKETS



Wednesday, April 18 Erykah Badu at Schnitzer Concert Hall / Soul’d Out Festival

Soul’d Out Festival 2018 Proudly Presents The GodMother of Soul: Erykah Badu w/ special guests. Erykah currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas. Self described as a “mother first”, Badu is a touring artist, DJ, teacher, community activist, 25 yrs vegetarian, recycler, and conscious spirit.

Erykah Badu at Schnitzer Concert Hall / Soul’d Out Festival
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland
Wed, April 18th
7 pm | $55-125 TICKETS


Wednesday, April 18 Gold Casio EP Release with Sheers, Mood Beach at Holocene [Free]

If you still want to rock out to dope jams on a Wednesday, but maybe the Schnitz isn’t what you’re feeling, check out Portland faves Gold Casio, Sheers & Mood Beach at Holocene for the cool, cool price of free.

Holocene and Gold Casio Present: Black and Gold Mass, a multi-media music event to celebrate the release of Gold Casio’s SINNERS EP. The show will include projection visuals, a custom photo booth, some special surprises in the set, and more.

Fresh off the heels of the COSMIC DISCO RITUAL TOUR, a multi-show ceremonial act which included stops at SXSW and Treefort Music Fest, Portland/Brooklyn-based Gold Casio will release their sophomore EP, SINNERS. Conjured in the halls of a 19th century church, the work takes a darker tone than the band’s debut, bringing the listener on a emotional journey of love and betrayal. It’s also the first collection of songs to include all of the band’s four members in it’s formulation from start to finish. SINNERS EP is at once a mystery and an understanding, it’s music for those who believe in Magic and Chaos thriving.
SINNERS EP is out April 20th on Freakout! Records. Catch the band’s release show 4/18! FREE party!

With Sheers & Mood Beach

Gold Casio EP Release with Sheers, Mood Beach at Holocene
Holocene Portland
1001 SE Morrison St, Portland
Wed, April 18th
8:30-11:30 pm | FREE


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Luke’s picks:

Thursday, April 12 Loop Madness at Lombard Pub

Loop Madness is a showcase for loop-based artists and other sonic experimentalists. This edition features the Exosphere Project, The Yannica Set, Stargasm, Waffle Taco, Twenty Three Suns, Alex Reagan and Matthew Bambas.

Loop Madness at Lombard Pub
The Lombard Pub
3416 N Lombard, Portland
Thurs, April 12th
8 pm | Free


Sunday, April 15 Uncut Experience at Crystal Ballroom

Join us for our first interactive event featuring performances by One From Many, Niamh and Cada Gerrans. Mingle with local musicians, try new instruments and meet some of Portand’s best industry pros – all in attendance to help the next generation of musicians and professionals find different and interesting ways to experience music.

Uncut Experience at Crystal Ballroom
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland
Sun, Apr 15th
11 am-5 pm | Free Free TICKETS & Raffle ticket for under 18
All Agents 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



Patrick’s picks:

Friday, April 13 Sera Cahoone at The Old Church

Across her four critically-acclaimed albums, Seattle artist Sera Cahoone has become known for creating stirring, hushed Americana music that embodies raw emotionalism. Her songs have always been the sort that grab the listener by the collar and pull them close. And yet fans may not even realize they’ve yet been held at arm’s length until they hear the revisited arrangements on her new, forthcoming EP, The Flora String Sessions, due for self-release on April 20, 2018.

Cahoone has always been a master of intense lyrical intimacy. And while her exquisite live band has provided her previous recordings with lush, intuitive instrumental support, there is something remarkably pure about hearing some of the best songs of her career delivered in this more nuanced manner.

As she has steadily gained a wider audience over the past twelve years, the Denver-native-turned-Seattle-mainstay has toured with Son Volt, Kathleen Edwards, Blitzen Trapper, and Gregory Alan Isakov, to name a few; but it was a duo tour with Guy that set the pair spinning toward this project.

Sera Cahoone at The Old Church
The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland
Fri, Apr 13th
Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | $17 TICKETS
All Ages Event!



Friday, April 13 Lil’ Smokies, Mapache at Aladdin Theater

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.

Lil’ Smokies, Mapache at Aladdin Theater
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland
Fri, Apr 13th
Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm | $19-24 TICKETS
All Ages Event!

You can catch Patrick “The Man” Meig’s Mixtape show every Thursday from 7-8 pm. Roots music, bluegrass, and more!

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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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