Our weekly live music gift to your eyes and ears: the PRP Team Picks is here! Check out everything from Afrobeat to Americana; our team has the details below!

Teri’s picks:


Jujuba’s Afrobeat Dance Party. Whenever this 10-piece band performs, it is a guaranteed dance party and the Goodfoot is the place to be for such a party. Jujuba delivers a funky, danceable style of Nigerian Afrobeat and Juju music.

Jujuba’s Afrobeat Dance Party @ Goodfoot Pub & Lounge
2845 SE Stark St., Portland
Thursday, April 6th
9 p.m. | $8

Moody Little Sister is the guest artist at Chris Robley‘s residency at McMenamins Al’s Den
Moody Little Sister is the folk duo of Naomi Sparrow and Rob Stroup from 8 Ball Recording Studio. Their music performances combine music and storytelling as Naomi weaves the experiences of their lives into song that captivates audiences everywhere she travels. Despite innumerable hardships, she continues to rise and shine with a heart that warmly embraces the weary, and offers one a sanctuary to tell her their own stories. Her laughter fills a room with happiness, and their love of nature knows no bounds. If you have ever experienced true food for the soul, this duo is one of those that will give you that nourishment and so much more.
Check out a boat-load of videos featuring Moody Little Sister!
Naomi Sparrow also appeared on an episode of Sounds of PDX on PRP in March of 2016.Chris Robley is also a gifted storyteller and Friday night he will perform songs of War and Protest. Saturday night, he will perform songs of Peace and Protest with special guests, The Resolectrics. Interesting to note, Rob Stroup’s former band, Rob Stroup & The Blame, was with members of The Resolectrics.
303 SW 12th Avenue, Portland
Friday, April 7
7 p.m. | free
(Moody Little Sister performs at 7 and will join Chris during his sets to follow.)
Wil Kinky is back after touring Europe with Christopher Worth and is ready to bring the Kinky Brothers back to the Gemini for a night of Hip Hop, Soul, and Rock ‘n’ Roll music that will keep you shakin it on the dance floor.
Wil Kinky and the Kinky Brothers at Gemini Pub
Friday, April 7, 9pm to 1am
456 N. State St., Lake Oswego
Bob’s picks:



Kris Deelane & The Hurt, PDX’s old school/new school soul extravaganza brings you Stax/Motown/Atlantic 60’s,70’s + rarities via a 9-piece band with horns, at Laurelthirst Public House Saturday night. Powerhouse Kris Deelane will be backed by her vocalists, The Ladyparts.

Kris Deelane & The Hurt @ Laurelthirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan St, Portland
Saturday, April 8th
6 p.m. | Free

You can catch Bob Knowles on Throwin’ It Back Thursday, every Thursday 7-10 a.m. on PRP.

 Jen’s picks:


Luke and I feel so fortunate to have hosted the School of Rock House Band on this week’s Sounds of PDX. These very talented musicians are playing a free show on First Thurs in conjunction with PRP and Portland Center Stage at the Armory. They will be covering iconic songs which have come out of the Portland music scene. We’re hosting a First Thursday with Portland Center Stage, so drop by for free snacks and drinks and rock out with SOR House Band!  If you’d like to stay and see the show “Wild and Reckless,” be sure to use the promo code 99.1 for a discount when you buy tickets.

School of Rock House Band at Portland Center Stage at the Armory.
128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland
5-7 p.m. | FreeSaturday

Dan Cable Presents: Falcon Heart, Young Elk, Andy Sidow, Livy Conner and Hammerhead will be appearing at Secret Society for a mini-festival / half-day extravaganza. The discerning ear, PDX music scene staple and kick-butt podcaster Dan Cable carefully curated and presents this outstanding lineup of Portland and touring bands. This show will lean toward a folk rock and Americana vibe.
Catch the Dan Cable Presents podcast, released every Friday.

Dan Cable Presents @ Secret Society
116 NE Russell St, Portland
Sunday, April 9th
5:30-10:30 | $10

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

Luke’s pick:


After you catch the School of Rock House Band, head on over to Mississippi Studios to see Coco Columbia, Gold Casio, and Kulululu. Rumor has it that Coco Columbia sings on a new Gold Casio single that is soon-to-be released, and Kulululu and Gold Casio are both known to bring it, in their own unique ways!

Coco Columbia, Gold Casio, Kulululu @ Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Thursday, April 6th
8 p.m. | $5

You can catch Luke on Sounds of PDX every Tuesday night from 7 – 9 pm on PRP.


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