On this week’s cover: Cat-chella. Check the second pick down for more details!

(Cat photo by: Flickr)




Thursday, August 30 Superorganism and Yuno at Wonder Ballroom

Check the event link above for a thoroughly convincing invitation to enjoy all that is Superorganism written by Brandon Swogger of Vortex Music Magazine, as well as a really fun video of Superorganism’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert and a track by Yuno!



Superorganism and Yuno at Wonder Ballroom
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St, Portland
Thurs, Aug 30th
7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show | $17 advance, $20 day of show TICKETS
All Ages Event!
Pick by Shayna Chabrow & Jen Em



Thursday, August 30 Cat-Chella: The Prids, Arctic Flowers, Vibrissae, Darkswoon at Holocene Portland

Cat-chella is the brainchild of a group of local musicians, volunteers, and animal lovers. Our mission is to support local animal welfare non-profits by increasing their visibility, raising awareness about their work, and fundraising on their behalf through live musical performance. Cat-chella was conceived as a concert series, supporting a different animal welfare beneficiary each time. We are proud to bring our second installment to Holocene, with all proceeds going to Portland Animal Welfare Team – PAW Team!
As the Merc reports, “Please note: No actual felines will be in attendance.”

The Prids

Arctic Flowers



DJ Wednesday

Cat-Chella: The Prids, Arctic Flowers, Vibrissae, Darkswoon
Holocene Portland
1001 SE Morrison St, Portland
Thu Aug 30
8 pm | $10 TICKETS
Pick by AD Holm



Thursday, August 30 Renee’s Queer Cabaret at Artists Repertory Theatre

Renée’s Queer Cabaret is the first in a series of themed “resistance variety shows” hosted by Rockstar and B Movie Actress Renée Muzquiz. This live stage performance will defy the traditional cabaret with rock music and a focus on the intimate humor, joys and vulnerabilities of living on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.

And speaking of NPR’s Tiny Desk, here is Renée’s entry – recommend reading the lyrics in the description below the video.

Renee’s Queer Cabaret at Artists Repertory Theatre
Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison St
Thurs, Aug 30
7:30 pm | $ Pay-What-You-Will TICKETS
Pick by Inessa



Thursday August 30 JPEGMAFIA, Donte Thomas at Peter’s Room (Roseland)

Mike Thrasher Presents: JPEGMAFIA with Donte Thomas

JPEGMAFIA, Donte Thomas
Peter’s Room – Roseland
10 NW 6th Ave
Thurs, Aug 30th
8 pm | $15 TICKETS
All Ages Event!
pick by Shayna Chabrow




Saturday, September 1 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kate Murphy, Jo Passed at Doug Fir Lounge

Catchy, lo-fi, jangly indie rock from Australia: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kate Murphy, Jo Passed
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Thurs, Aug 30th
9 pm | $13-15 TICKETS
Pick by Shayna Chabrow



Saturday, September 1 Poolside, NEIL FRANCES at Wonder Ballroom


Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St, Portland
9 pm | $15-17 TICKETS
All Ages Event
Pick by Jen Em
Saturday, September 1 Mini Blinds EP Release with Plastic Cactus and Pool Boys at The Fixin’ To
pick by AD Holm

Mini Blinds celebrates the release of their Dust EP on Zero Wave Records.

Mini Blinds

Plastic Cactus

Pool Boys

Mini Blinds EP Release with Plastic Cactus and Pool Boys
The Fixin’ To
8218 N Lombard St, Portland
Sat, Sep 1st
8 pm | $5
pick by AD Holm





Sunday, September 2 Cherry Glazerr, Savila at Mississippi Studios

Cherry Glazerr
Clementine Creevy – Guitar, Vocals
Tabor Allen – Drums, Percussion
Sasami Ashworth – Keyboards, Synth

Sávila is a medicinal plant that grows wild in tropical climates all over the world as well as the name of Cumbia/Latin/World/R&B inspired music and visual art project by guitarist Fabiola Reyna, vocalist Brisa Gonzalez and percussionist Papi Fimbres.

Cherry Glazerr, Savila
Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Ave. , Portland
Sat, Sept 1
9 pm | SOLD OUT
Pick by Jen Em





Wednesday, September 5 Korgy & Bass, Dandu, Human Ottoman at Goodfoot Pub & Lounge

Human Ottoman is a power trio of electric cello, vibraphone and drums from Portland. Susan Lucia (drums) and Grayson Fiske (vibraphone) started the project in 2013. Human Ottoman has created a repertoire of raucous, rhythmically dynamic music that combines their enthusiasm for the music of all cultures with modern genre-mashing sensibilities, characterized most of all by their unique instrumentation. From brain-crashing cello solos and atomic vibraphone drops to drum solos that scholars are still struggling to understand, Human Ottoman is bringing polyrhythmic rock to the masses.
YouTube video

Korgy & Bass, comprised of drummer/composer Barra Brown and bassist/beatmaker Alex Meltzer, is an expertly crafted blend of deep hip hop cuts, jazz experimentalism and forward thinking composition. Using limited instrumentation and a free-flowing approach to performance, the duo drops massive grooves that harken back to hip hop’s Golden Era while simultaneously paving a way for future sounds. The result is a sophisticated palette of digital and analogue textures which allows Korgy & Bass to reverse engineer classic instrumental hip hop vibes in real time.
YouTube video

Dandu (Denver)
YouTube video

Korgy & Bass, Dandu, Human Ottoman
Goodfoot Pub & Lounge
2845 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97214, US
Wed, Sept 5
10 pm | $8
Pick by Jen Em



Wednesday, September 6 SassyBlack, Blossom, DNVN (Jane Smith Solo Set), VNPRT at Holocene

Join us for a night with Seattle’s psychedelic electronic soul songstress SassyBlack!
SassyBlack is a psychedelic electronic soul songstress & producer from Seattle, Washington. She has been traveling the world singing and DJing since 2008. With a foundation in jazz, her energy is unlike any other, providing a deep unique concert experience.
“SassyBlack, aka Catherine Harris-White is the afrofuturist, sci-fi loving R&B singer we, the people, need. And thank goodness she’s back with a jazzy new second solo album, New Black Swing.”
– AfroPunk
“If you find it difficult to categorize SassyBlack’s music, that means she’s doing it right.” – NYLON

Blossom has recently been fulfilling her namesake – with roots in Trinidad & Tobago – she has bloomed in the Pacific Northwest’s music scene.
Born into a musically inclined family, she embraced the stage naturally at the age of 12. For many years she performed alongside her uncle with his traveling steel drum band. Upon moving to Portland, she has developed the identity of a unique songstress. Her first serious moments of vocal talent were as a backup singer for an R&B artist in 2011 which led her to write songs of her own. Blossom’s jazzy neo-soul inspired voice and meaningful lyrics have found her in the favor of Portland’s underground hip-hop scene.

DNVN is a collaboration started by Donovan Edwards (Jane Smith) & Damon Boucher (Chanti Darling, Du Og Meg)
Influenced by past but sounds like future.
Sounds like: future r&b with a little bit of funk.
Feels like: lush sex jams set in space.
Taste like: last night’s sweet tea on your morning walk home.
Smells like: tobacco, leather bootstraps and daddy’s aftershave.


SassyBlack, Blossom, DNVN (Jane Smith Solo Set), VNPRT at Holocene
Holocene Portland
1001 SE Morrison, Portland
Wed, Sept 6th
8:30 pm | $10-12 TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Pick by Jen Em





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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 singing. Tune in Fridays to "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" at 10 am, and give your ears a much needed vacation!
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