Teri’s hot picks:
The 3 Amigos – Block Party is a 3 day event with NW 13th closed to vehicles, local art for purchase, food and drink, and of course, live music provided by the Kinky Brothers.
(5/4) At First Thursday Art Walk. River Pig Saloon, is greeting their customers on the street, where the action happens. Black Betty will be there to pour drinks from Backwoods Brewing, Two Towns Cider, and more along NW 13th.

(5/5) On Cinco de Mayo, Lunazul will be providing the tequila to celebrate Mexico’s 1862 defeat of the French military.

(5/6) The Block Party continues with Derby Day, and “we’re betting on pig races before we auction off horses. That’s right, we’re racing piglets with our good friends at All Alaskan Pig Races. Special thanks to Buffalo Trace whiskey, we will have special batches of mint juleps on pour to satisfy your Derby desires. Please, only dawn your best derby day attire for the first Saturday of May.”

-no cover
-3 blocks of NW 13th Ave will be shutdown
-piglet races
-Live music by the Kinky Brothers from 5:30-8:30p
-El Sancho Taco truck
-4 bars

See you there!

529 NW 13th Ave., Portland
ThursdaySaturday, May 4-6
3-9 pm | Free
The Colin Trio, photo by Teri Briggs

The Colin Trio, photo by Teri Briggs

The Colin Trio & Cosmic Rose join forces for what promises to be a fantastic night of funky, jazzy, bluesy, trippy music at Laurelthirst Public House. The Colin Trio recently appeared with special guest Karyn Ann on PRP’s The Portland Playlist. The Colin Trio plays at 9 pm, & Cosmic Rose goes on at 10:30 pm. 

Cosmic Rose with The Colin Trio at Laurelthirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan St., Portland
Thursday, May 4th
9 pm | $5

Maurice and the Stiff Sisters recently appeared on one of our last The Portland Playlist shows,

Maurice & The Stiff Sisters, photo by Teri Briggs

Maurice & The Stiff Sisters, photo by Teri Briggs

and this month Maurice “will be missing The Magnetic Fields to play this show. And I absolutely love The Magnetic Fields. Please…miss The Magnetic Fields along with us or compel others to do so in your stead.”

Appearing at The World Famous Kenton Club:
Champ!on opens up old Gameboys and circuit bends them until the crowd dances like toddlers on acid.
Maurice and the Stiff Sisters write perfect chewy pop love songs and talk mad trash about other towns.
Ellis Pink weave dreams like dreamweavers and croon like turtledoves in a perfect world.
2025 N Kilpatrick Street, Portland
Thursday, May 4th
9pm | Free

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


Teri & Jen Em’s pick:

Our friends at Vortex Music Magazine are celebrating their 3rd birthday with a Vinyl release party. They asked 11 of their favorite local artists (including the three acts rocking this show) to give them an unreleased song and, thanks to Super Specific Vinyl on Demand, they cut Portland’s hottest new tracks to wax! “Come pick up a free copy of the latest mag, party with us, and go home with an exclusive record featuring tracks by Dave Depper (of Death Cab for Cutie), Jay Cobb Anderson (of Fruition), Gold Casio featuring Coco Columbia, Skull Diver, Korgy & Bass featuring Catherine Feeny and Dusty Fox (of Two Planets), Siren and the Sea, Dogheart, Turtlenecked, and the night’s performers. Only 60 copies total will be cut to 12-inch, 180-gram vinyl!”
Live music will be performed by AutonomicsRasheed Jamal, and a recent Dan Cable Presents showcased band, Small Million. Autonomics just had a Drop-In Session on with Heather Hanson on The Bus Stop – watch for that post soon!
1036 NE Alberta Street, Portland
Friday, May 5th
midnight | $8
You can follow Teri’s work with the PRP street team on her Facebook page, Teri’s Tunes PDX.
You can catch Fresh Spins with Jen Em every Friday, 10 am – noon on PRP.
Inessa’s pick:
Notes from the Riverkeepers is an in-progress recital of new music by Holcombe Waller at the Headwaters Theater in North Portland on May 4, 5, and 6. The show is a musical response to Waller’s three-month artist residency with the Columbia Riverkeeper, a non-profit environmental organization chartered with stewarding all aspects of environmental health of the Columbia River (the residency was organized and supported by Signal Fire, a local non-profit dedicated to embedding artists in wild spaces and activist spaces to connect more deeply with our natural environment). With three shows, Th, Fri and Saturday, which has a 4:20 showtime. You can bring your tea with you and smoke it on the railroad tracks, not in theatre, Holcombe says. Hah!

Thursday | Friday | Saturday: Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm
Saturday 4:20 Matinee: Doors at 4 pm, show at 4:20 pm
All ages!

Michele Van Kleef will soon have a Drop-in Session with EYELIDS, the Portland band who has a cool, new record out produced by REM’s Peter Buck. “Come down, melt and celebrate with EYELIDS as they release their 2nd full length “or”!!! The band will be playing songs from the new album as well from their previous 6 releases (including their recent RSD 7″ collaboration with Gary Jarman of The Cribs). And the wonderfully haunting Jackson Boone and the equally joyously intense Point Juncture, WA join in for the festivities. See you there!”
Thursday, May 4th
9 pm | $8 ADV/$10 door
Inessa is the PRP Music Director and Creative Services and is responsible for many great blog posts, interviews and Drop-In Sessions.
Veronica’s picks:
Flogging Molly plays Roseland Theater Friday night with The White Buffalo & Dylan Walshe! Flogging Molly is an Irish-American seven-piece Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California, led by Irish vocalist Dave King, formerly of the hard rock band Fastway.
8 NW Sixth Avenue, Portland
Friday, May 5th
8 pm | SOLD OUT
All Ages!
PJ Harvey is hitting Portland. The show is sold out, unfortunately, but a worthy mention, ’cause she’s the sh*t.
1332 W Burnside St, Portland
Sunday, May 7th
9 pm | SOLD OUT
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