Saturday & Sunday August 19-20 Montavilla Jazz Festival
Montavilla Jazz Festival
General admission day passes available for purchase at box office during festival hours. Passes are sold on sliding scale from $15-$30, and a portion of ticket sales benefit the Montavilla Schools Music Fund. Youth 12 and under are admitted free.
Montavilla Jazz Festival
Portland Metro Arts
9003 SE Stark St, Portland
Sat-Sun, Aug 19-20
Saturday, August 19 The Adio Sequence, Just People, Kaiya on the Mountain, Falcon Heart
Sunday, August 20 Camp Crush, Lady HD, The Get Ahead at Bunk Bar
Camp Crush is an exploration of new wave rock and melodic pop writing, fronted by forever sweethearts, Chris Spicer & Jen Deale. Weaving together a blend of current topics and whimsical and danceable pop melodies, Camp Crush makes you feel like you’re at the High School prom you wish you had.
As each one respectively hails from their own side of these united states in standard definition, Ciaran writes music from Philly and Dusty produces it in LA. Together, they are Lady HD. Revel in their grungy pop. Please listen responsibly.
The Get Ahead
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The Get Ahead puts a modern edge on a classic sound. Drawing from the roots of Soul, R&B and Rock, The Get Ahead will send you to the dance floor. Get to a show. Bring your dancing shoes. Unbutton that top few and let’s get loose.
Thursday, August 17 Falcon Heart and Old Outfits at Little Red Shed, with special Falcon Heart-inspired Double IPA release
A “Folksplosion” paired with a new “Hopsplosion” is how Brewmaster Ryan Lund describes the Falcon Heart show at McMenamin’s Edgefield at the Little Red shed Thurday evening! Grab a pint of “Two Wings One Heart Double IPA” and enjoy the Falcon Heart and Old Outfits show.
“Soaring, melodic harmonies, and captivating storytelling form the foundation of Falcon Heart’s Folk inspired Indie/Rock sound. With influences ranging from Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes to Sublime and Elvis Presley, Falcon Heart expresses love, loss, and lessons learned from the evergreen city of Portland, Oregon.”
Check out Falcon Heart on Sounds of PDX!
Old Outfits is an indie psych-pop duo based out of Portland, Oregon; childhood friends reunited to make music after a seven year hiatus. They independently recorded their debut full-length album titled “Leave Space”, self-released in the summer of 2016. It has been described as “a wild soundscape of psychedelic pop.”
Falcon Heart and Old Outfits
2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, Oregon
Thurs, Aug 17th
7-9:30 | Free
Friday, August 18 Washed Out at Roseland Theater
Touring behind the new album Mister Mellow, due out June 30, the tour promises a “totally new and enhanced live show,” as Green has “has incorporated Microsoft Kinect technology and album visuals to create a fully immersive experience that continually transforms based on band members’ movements on stage so that no two shows are alike.”
Saturday, August 19 2017 Musician’s Day Off Summer Potluck BBQ
Calling all musicians for an afternoon of food & fun!
“It’s summertime, and we at The Hallowed Halls would love to have our Portland musician family over to celebrate the season. Come mingle with your fellow musicians, engineers, and music lovers. Bring an instrument if you want to jam! We will have a keg and some food on the grill. Please bring something to grill, or a side dish to share. We love you!”
Saturday, August 19 Night Strike Benefit: The Macks, Onion The Man, Swamp Boys, Danny Delegato & more!
An all-ages benefit show for Night Strike (Because People Matter), a great organization that helps Portland’s homeless community. Featuring:
Onion The Man
Danny Delegato of The Hugs (acoustic)
Night Strike Benefit
American Legion Post 134
2104 NE Alberta Street, Portland
Sat, Aug 19th
Doors 6:30 | $5
All ages! (Bar with ID)
Saturday, August 19 Return of The Secret Sea w/ Jeff Hayes & The Exosphere Project
“The Secret Sea returns for an encore performance at Adventureland. Easily one of our favorite artists of the past year, Amit will dazzle you with his beautiful voice and delicate guitar picking.” Check out The Secret Sea on Sounds of PDX in 2016!
Jeff Hayes will provide his unique mix of acoustic and electronic music.
Also on the bill is the return of an act from the Loop Madness shows, The Exosphere Project, featuring moving landscapes of looped guitar sounds.
And finally The Sincerelys will do something kinda like what they always do but totally not the same.”
The Secret Sea, Jeff Hayes, The Exosphere Project
2262 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd., Portland
Saturday, August 19
8 pm | $10
Sunday, August 20 Reptaliens, Smokey Brights at Rontoms
Rontoms Sunday Sessions series continues with Reptaliens, fresh off their appearance at Onion Music Festival last month.
Reptaliens and Smokey Brights
600 E Burnside St, Portland,
Sun, Aug 20th
8 pm | Free
Sunday, August 20 MEW, MONAKR and The Skeleton Keys at Hawthorne Theatre
From the Facebook event page: “Bjerre doesn’t know where Mew songs come from. He finds it hard to pin down his lyrics, his melodies, himself. It’s what makes the band so special, that thrill that songs could go anywhere, that understated verses could suddenly rocket skyward, anthemic choruses could implode into beautiful soundscapes or sophisticated grooves could be crushed like a tincan. ‘I don’t consciously know why the songs come out the way they do,’ says Bjerre. ‘Even though a song is on an album, it keeps growing because we get to go out and perform it for an audience, and through people who listen, we get to experience the music in an ever different light. I like the thought it can keep growing. It’s never really finished.'”
MEW: Visuals North American Tour, with MONAKR & The Skeleton Keys
1507 SE 39th Ave, Portland
Sun, Aug 20th
8 pm | $20 Advance, $25 DOS
Saturday, August 19 The Druthers at 3Peaks Public House & Taproom
If you’re not heading out of town this weekend like many of us, there’s a great place about a 30 minute drive north of Portland where you can see a fantastic band in the outdoors. The band is The Druthers, a group of friends who love to spend time together and genuinely enjoy playing music together. It’s this affection, and their terrific music of course, that draws their fans to them like glue. Our one request, that they play more shows so we can see them more often! They’ll perform in the beautiful outdoor space of 3Peaks Public House and Taproom in Ridgefield, WA. There is plenty of room for the kids to run, with games and outbuildings for them to play in so pack the family, some chairs, and a blanket for an enjoyable early evening of music.
Check out The Druthers on Portland Radio Project!
Summer Music Series – The Druthers
3Peaks Public House and Taproom
24415 NE 10th Avenue, Ridgefield, WA 98642
Sat, Aug 19
6-9 pm | Free
I was fortunate to have seen Melissa Etheridge last week at the Clark County Fairgrounds along with several hundred of her fans. If you missed that show, do not despair because you can get a local dose of Etheridge tunes at Hot August Nights: A Melissa Etheridge Tribute with Sonny Hess. Last year’s tribute show was such a success that Sonny Hess is bringing it back again, Saturday, August 19, at McMenamins Mission Theater, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show. With this talented lineup, you know it’s going to be a great show: LaRhonda Steele, Ward Griffiths, Lisa Mann, Leah Hinchcliff, Kathryn Grimm, and Nayibe Rojas. Don’t wait too long to get your ticket because it will likely sell out.
1624 NW Glisan Street, Portland
Sat, Aug 20th
8 pm | $22 advance, $25 day of show Tickets
Jody Carroll McMurrian, you may know him as Joe McMurrian, performs and creates Modern American Roots Blues music. Formerly from Portland, he currently splits his time on the East Coast between Charleston, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. Portland is lucky because he will be here for a couple of weeks as part of his Northwest Tour and CD Release. After you have watched Monday’s eclipse, you can spend a nice evening on the Lake at Lake Theater & Cafe for Joe’s double release party of “Back to the Country” (CD), and “Live from the Asheville Guitar Bar” (Download).
“Joe’s performances are a sight to behold as he effortlessly creates modern interpretations of old Blues masters, his own amazing songs and stories or improvisational musical journeys. It’s like watching a Robert Johnson or Son House of old if they had been influenced by everything that came after them.” He is a “Finger style/slide guitar master and amazingly soulful singer like no other. His ability to freeform in the moment to create constant new renditions of traditional songs and original material set’s him far apart from others. He blends flavors of old country Blues, Folk, Hill Country music, Jazz and Rock all together into a true American gumbo.”
Jody Carroll McMurrian CD Release
Lake Theater & Cafe
106 North State Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Monday, August 21st
7-10 pm, doors at 6
$15 GA Tix or $80 VIP Tables
You can follow Teri’s work with the PRP street team on her Facebook page, Teri’s Tunes PDX.
Monday Aug 21 Solar Eclipse Splash Mob Float and Swim
Solar Eclipse Splash Mob Float and Swim @ Portland Fire & Rescue Station 21 – Waterhouse
5 SE Madison, Portland
Monday, August 21st
8:30 am – 11:45 am | Free
Friday, August 18 Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Judah the Lion at Sunlight Supply Ampitheatre
Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Judah the Lion
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
17200 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, Washington 98642
6:45 pm | $40-60
Latest posts by Jen Em (see all)
- Fresh Spins with Jen Em, episode 111 - December 5, 2019
- Fresh Spins with Jen Em, episode 110 - November 22, 2019
- Charmingly not Disastrous – it’s the Charming Disaster band – Interview - November 21, 2019