Planning to head out to some local shows this week? We’ve pored through the calendars to find some unique and rockin’ local shows to make it easier for you!

Thursday, February 9

Fresh off a tour in Germany, Fox & Bones return to their home in Portland for a show with Laryssa Birdseye at Alberta Street Pub. Fox & Bones have stopped by for more than one interview on PRP, including Sounds of PDX and The Portland Playlist. Both bands will also play a show for MOGO Music Festival on March 3.

Fox & Bones and Laryssa Birdseye
@ Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland
8:30 p.m. | $12

Psychedelic garage rock band Salo Panto plays Old Town venue Valentine’s with local indie band Keeper Keeper. Keeper Keeper is promoting their 2016 release Low. Also playing is Chico, California band, Mad Tantra.

Salo Panto, Keeper Keeper, Mad Tantra
@ Valentine’s
232 SW Ankeny St, Portland
9 p.m. | $5

And finally, for those of you who are in the mood for an evening of “raucous pirate rock”: BilgeRats & Pyrettes’ Reverbnation page describes BilgeRats & Pyrettes as an “acoustic collection of pirate-themed music featuring traditional sea shanties, original compositions and familiar contemporary sounds, all woven together by dramatic interludes.” Their YouTube videos look like they have a lot of fun, so if that sounds right up your alley, check out the show at O’Neill Public House and report back at!

BilgeRats & Pyrettes’ Reverbnation page
@ O’Neill Public House
6000 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR
8 p.m. | Free

Friday, February 10

We can’t not mention Portland rocker Sallie Ford, especially when you can catch one of her shows for free. She’s playing Music Millennium in support of her L.P. release Soul Sick before heading out on a tour which will include many dates in Europe and The States. You can catch her one more time in Portland before she heads across the pond when she plays Mississippi Studios on February 18th.

Sallie Ford
@ Music Millennium
3158 E Burnside Street, Portland
7 p.m. | Free

Itching for a little jazz? Ralph Carney is an American singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. While his primary instruments are various saxophones and clarinets, Carney also collects and plays many instruments and has played saxophone with Tom Waits, the B52’s and many more. Dedicated to the sound of the jump blues bands and the sax greats from the late 40’s and early 50’s, Carney’s new project, Pepper Grinders, play O’Neill Public House this Friday night till 1 a.m.

Pepper Grinders
@ O’Neill Public House
6000 NE Glisan, Portland
9:30 p.m. | Free

For our listeners in Southwest Portland who love bands like professed influences Sheryl Crow, Eva Cassidy, Heart & Bonnie Raitt, Buffalo Gap is hosting a night of blues-infused rock with the band Butterfly Breakdown.

Butterfly Breakdown
@ Buffalo Gap Saloon & Eatery
6835 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland
9 p.m. | Free

Saturday, February 11

Robin Jackson & the Caravan performs with Kathryn Claire at Alberta Street Pub. Check out his interview with PRP’s Inessa, and their discussion about men & women and his ongoing “Diva Series” which kicked off in January.

Robin Jackson & the Caravan with Kathryn Claire
@ Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta, Portland
9 p.m. | $10

Although Green Mountain Guild self-describes as chamber pop, the gorgeous, lush harmonies, beautifully subtle instrumentation and amazing key changes in their most recent release “Holy Water” will have you guessing at several genres before listening again and again. With a show at 10 p.m. at EastBurn, an intrepid concert attendee might even be able to make Green Mountain Guild their second show of the evening. Clinton Herrick of bluegrass band The Jackalope Saints performs as well.

Green Mountain Guild & Clinton Herrick
@ EastBurn
1800 E Burnside, Portland
10 p.m. | $5

Tuesday, February 14

If you fancy a gravelly, deep baritone and beautiful instrumentation, head over to watch Mick Overman & the Maniacs play LaurelThirst Public House. Overman’s new release Blue Coast Special Event 23 is touted on his website as “a contemplative and folksy collection of tracks accessible to any music lover” & “rich in emotion as sweeping arpeggios become entangled in his spiritual lyrics.”

Mick Overman & The Maniacs
@ LaurelThirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan Street, Portland
9 p.m. | Free

It’s Valentine’s Day, and Eric John Kaiser will be performing his Parisian Americana songs partly in French, (the language of love,) at Edgefield. According to his bandcamp page, the French-born Kaiser made his home in Portland ten years ago and has toured with the Welsh super stars the Stereophonics, French star Tété & the French band Revolver. Eric, also known as “The French Troubadour,” has stopped by for more than one Drop-In Session at PRP, including a session promoting his partcipation in “Peace for Paris” in 2016, so be sure to check those out as well.
If you haven’t ventured out to Edgefield yet, it is a beautiful 74-acre parcel of farmland at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. They offer outstanding outdoor concerts in more hospitable weather, and Edgefield is only a 20-minute drive to or from the center of downtown Portland in generous traffic. Edgefield also offers hotel accommodations and a spa.

Eric John Kaiser
@ Edgefield
2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale
7 p.m. | Free

Wednesday, February 15

Love Gigantic takes over LaurelThirst every night from Feb 15-Feb 22 at 6 p.m. Get your groove on with Love Gigantic’s gritty guitar and the soaring pipes of lead singer, Sarah King. On Wednesday night only, Zach Bryson follows Love Gigantic at 9 p.m. with some original Country-Western music that is reminiscent of the great Chet Atkins!

Love Gigantic
@ LaurelThirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan Street, Portland
6 p.m. | Free

Wil Kinky‘s music exudes the love and passion he has felt since he first discovered guitar at 13. The hardworking Portland musician grew up on a blueberry farm in Cornelius, Oregon and has dedicated the same hard work instilled in him from a young age to his music. This guy looks a little like Joseph Gordon Levitt and his music sounds a little like John Mayer, but Wil Kinky has his own sound and brings it to you live at Triple Nickel Pub this Wednesday.

Wil Kinky
@ Triple Nickel Pub
3646 SE Belmont, Portland
9 p.m. | Free

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