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Kris’s pick:


Rahim Thornhill

The last Friday of every summer month, June 30th, July 28th, and August 25th, Portland Radio Project presents Dope Shows, Dirt Cheap featuring local musicians at The Day Theater on SE Foster. Local visual artists will also show their work.
The first in the series will feature Kivett BednarKendall Coreand Rahim Thornhill and his band “Loud and Rah” which covers a broad spectrum of music, just like our radio station.

Dope Shows, Dirt Cheap
@ the PRP Studios
5516 SE Foster Road, Portland
Friday, June 30th
3 pm | $6
All Ages, must be 21+ for beer on tap
You can catch Kris Von Whatever’s show every Thursday, 10 am – Noon, only on Portland Radio Project.


Jen’s pick:




Coco Columbia

Coco Columbia

Coco’s Cacophony + Shreddy Symphony of the Subterranean
Vortex Magazine says it best: “Wednesdays at the Jack London Revue are the playground of the idiosyncratic, boundary-pushing, avant garde singer-songwriter Coco Columbia. Expect an amalgam of pop-inflected jazz, hip-hop, R&B, ambient dream-pop and rock plus plenty of special guests.”

Coco’s Cacophony @ Jack London Revue
529 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland
Wednesday, July 5th
8 pm doors, 9 pm show | $7 advance, $10 day of show

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


Luke’s picks:

Dan Cable PresentsDC Presents: Kiki & The Dowry EP Release Show w/ Hammerhead & Meridian
Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland
Hosted by Dan Cable Presents Podcast
Friday, June 28th
8 pm | $7




Skull Diver, The Dead Ships, Pacific Latitudes
@ Bunk Bar
1028 SE Water Ave, Portland
Saturday, July 1st
9 pm | $7


Those Willows,

Those Willows

Those Willows, The Mondegreens & Astro Tan @ Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Wednesday, July 5th
9 pm | $8-10


Luke is the voice of Sounds of PDX on PRP. Catch Sounds of PDX every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm, and the SPDX Listening Party every Thursday from 1-3 pm!

Inessa’s Picks

The Thermals, photo:

This is from Willamette Week:
[POWER-PUNK LEGENDS] The Thermals are remarkably consistent: There’s nary a misstep in their entire discography, their live show works as well in a cavernous hall as a tiny bar, they have a seemingly inexhaustible supply of compact anthems, and they keep a release schedule that slakes fans’ thirst at regular intervals. So, it’s a little too easy to assume that the Thermals will always be here and that they’ll always be great— but they won’t. And we won’t. Let this be a reminder: The Thermals are a truly special band, and one of life’s little gifts is that we get to share a stretch of time with them. Appreciate it while you can. CHRIS STAMM.

The Thermals @ Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Saturday, July 1st
9 pm | Free – $5
Join the Rose City Gay Freedom Band to celebrate America with classic and contemporary band and swing music. We celebrate the transition from Pride month to the kickoff for the 4th of July!

American concert with the Rose City Gay Freedom band
@ Director Park
815 SW Park Avenue, Portland
Saturday, July 1st
7-8:30 pm | Free
All Ages

A night of original music: The afternooners and The Colin Trio plus touring band Thorcraft Cobra!

The afternooners: Paul Simon meets Thundercat for this blend of classic song writing mixed with lush jazz harmonies.
Thorcraft Cobra: Together Billy Zimmer (Brown Eyed Susans) and Tammy Glover (Sparks) combine a knack for concise pop songwriting, a gift for crafting immediately engaging melody, and impeccable taste in rock and roll sonics into something that is both fresh and undeniable.
The Colin Trio: A feisty blend of blues, jazz, and rock written by songwriter Colin Hogan, and brought to life with Brian Link and Matt Ramsdell.

The afternooners, The Colin Trio, Thorcraft Cobra
@ White Eagle Saloon
836 N Russell St, Portland
Wednesday, July 5th
8 pm | $8
Inessa is the PRP Music Director and Creative Services and is responsible for many great blog posts, interviews and Drop-In Sessions.


Veronica’s and Teri’s pick:

It’s time for Waterfront Blues Festival, BABY!!!! The 2017 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival will be Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (Noon to 10 pm every day) with SO MANY great artists

Teri says, “What, there’s music going on other than at the Waterfront?” This year, the Waterfront Blues Festival celebrates 30 years of providing thousands of Blues loving fans with 5 days of non-stop music while raising thousands of dollars for the Oregon Food Bank. Starting Friday, the festival runs through the Fourth of July with a fireworks finale that is an annual tradition for many.

Over 150 National and Local acts will perform on four stages along the Waterfront, as well as off-site at the Portland Marriott, aboard the DME Blues Cruises, and at Hotel Rose for the Brunch, Happy Hour, and After Hours shows. You can find the full schedule here.
And you can find Teri all five days in the photographer’s pit, toting her camera and polka-dotted bike helmet.

Waterfront Blues Festival
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland
Friday, June 30th, through Tuesday, July 4th
Noon to 10 pm, daily

Follow Teri’s work with the PRP street team on her Facebook page, Teri’s Tunes PDX.
Catch Veronica‘s smokin’ new show “subculture” every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 pm

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