We at PRP love you, and we love music. We compiled our show picks this week as our gift to you, in the hopes that it will help you navigate the sometimes uncertain, always fun, waters of local shows.

Inessa’s pick:

Original and traditional orchestral folk artist Kathryn Claire plays Turn! Turn! Turn! on Thursday night,  celebrating her vinyl release. Kathryn was in studio with Joe Barrett and Inessa on Saturday for a Drop-In Session.

Kathryn Claire @ Turn! Turn! Turn!
8 NE Killingsworth, Portland
Thursday, March 22nd
8 p.m. | Free
Inessa is the PRP Music Director and Creative Services and is responsible for many great blog posts, interviews and Drop-In Sessions.

Veronica’s pick:

Punks and greasers unite! Social Distortion is back bringing SoCal hardcore to the Roseland Theater on Friday, March 24th. If you were lucky enough to get tickets before this show sold out – or if you have a ticket connection – get there early and make sure to catch opener Jade Jackson.

Social Distortion, Jade Jackson @ Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland
Friday, March 24th
8 p.m. | Sold Out

You can catch Veronica‘s new show “subculture” every Wednesday night from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Jen’s picks:

BOYTOY: fun videos, smoky, dreamy, surfer rock vibe – my bet is that they put on a good show. They’re hitting up The Know with bands Nick Normal, whose songs invoke a groovy, throw-back feel, Cool Schmool, who self-describes as “brat rock” & “slacker pop”, & Get Real, an indie rock band who plays “mostly fun-sounding music about mostly bummer sh*t.” Go ahead and wax your surfboards early in preparation for tomorrow morning, cause you’re going to want to be up late with this cool, mostly Portland line-up.

BOYTOY, Nick Normal, Cool Schmool, Get Real @ The Know

3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
Thursday, March 23
8 p.m. | Free

Re-Birthing the Cool is a nonet of jazz pros paying tribute to the style of Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Pell, Benny Carter, Slide Hampton and more. No more needs to be said.

Re-Birthing the Cool @ Fremont Theater
2393 NE Fremont St, Portland
Thurs, March 23 at 7:30 pm
8 p.m. | $7

A band I’ve dug since I heard them on All Songs Considered, Chastity Belt from our neighbor to the north, Washington State, plays Mississippi Studios with Kane Strang from Dunedin, New Zealand on Friday. Their irreverent sound and creative usage of meat leads me to believe they will offer their audience an irreverently creative good time.

Kane Strang & Chastity Belt @ Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Friday, March 24th
9 p.m. | $10

I was honored to host Gayle Skidmore in studio for a Drop-In Session Friday as she tours for the album release of The Golden West. Her moving lyrics and soulful voice will touch your heart. Catch her at The Deer Lodge on Saturday.

Gayle Skidmore @ The Deer Lodge
7720 SE Carlton St, Portland
Saturday, March 25th
9 p.m. | $5

Indie, Psychedelic, Garage Rock band The Tamed West was one of Nastacia‘s hot picks last week, and they get to hit the bulletin again as a pick, because they are playing with my favorite Portland rock band, The Shivas. Death Valley Girls, a dystopian doom boogie, occult glam, psychotronic, transmaniacon band from L.A. plays also. Get ready for a gritty and rockin’ time.

Death Valley Girls, The Shivas, The Tamed West @ The Liquor Store
3341 Belmont Street, Portland
Sunday, March 26th
9 p.m. | $8

A Fresh Spins favorite, Maggie Rogers will be playing a sold out show at Doug Fir Lounge on Monday night. What a great way to spend a Monday, lucky ticket-holder!

Maggie Rogers @ Doug Fir
830 E. Burnside Street, Portland
Monday, March 27th
9 p.m. | Sold Out

You can catch Fresh Spins with Jen Em every Friday, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on PRP.

Teri’s Picks:

Does nostalgia leave you yearning for another time? We have just the remedy for that when you come to Duff’s Garage Saturday night where Kris Deelane & The Hurt will be to take your troubles away. They are a 9 piece all star band, including a horn section, comprised of members from some of the hottest acts in Portland. At least once per month, they leave their other bands to play the music they love so well: Motown and Soul classics that will get you on the dance floor and never want to leave. Check out their Video: ‘Corroded Angels’

Duff’s Garage, after 15 years of providing a home to many Blues and Rock bands, is closing its doors with their final show on April 1.

Kris Deelane & The Hurt @ Duff’s Garage
2530 NE 82nd Ave, Portland
Saturday, March 25th
9 p.m. | Free

The Wonder Ballroom is the place to be Sunday night combining the release of Ninkasi‘s new Pacific Rain Northwest Pale Ale and music performances from Candy Apple Bleu and Goldfoot. Goldfoot puts on one of those feel-good shows that you want to experience over and over. They are a high-energy band that is always dressed to the nines, gold shoes and all! Fusing “musical elements from the past, present, and future with good vibes and dance beats” a Goldfoot show is “an ever-changing dance party for their fans and fellow dancers.”

Their “Feel Like Dancing” video is a “fresh dose of funk that targets the booty and alleviates your non-dance symptoms.”

Candy Apple Bleu, Goldfoot @ The Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St, Portland
Sunday, March 27th
7 p.m.

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