Jen Em’s Picks:


Bambi from Reptaliens

Friday, September 1 Wild Ones, Reptaliens at Mississippi Studios

“Wild Ones at Mississippi Studios with Reptaliens! Strange Babes DJs open the show!”

“‘Wild Ones‘ is not only a song by Thin Lizzy, but also the name of the Portland, Oregon-based six-piece indie band spearheaded by longtime friends Thomas Hines and Danielle Sullivan. Instantly intriguing, Sullivan’s voice is riddled with a pop sensibility. Paired with the guitar sounds of Nicholas Vicario, drumming of Seve Sheldon, bass prowess of Max Stein, audio engineering of Clayton Knapp, and the electronic keys of Hines, there’s a depth not often mastered by the majority of pop singers.” –

According to this Willamette Week article, Reptaliens sound like: “Ariel Pink locked Beach House in a basement, fed its members LSD and forced them to make a vaporwave album.”

Wild Ones, Reptaliens, Strange Babes at Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Fri, Sep 1st
9 pm | $13 ADV / $15 DOS Tickets




Sunday, September 3 The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra at The Oaks Amusement Park

Come celebrating the waning days of Summer with The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra in the historic setting of Oaks Amusement Park! On Sunday, September 3rd from 1 – 3 PM, The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra will be presenting a free concert on the community stage at the park, the last show of the park’s summer season.
The hottest tunes of the 20’s and the sweetest dance tunes of the 30’s will be presented by Portland’s lushest period ensemble, featuring 12 instrumentalists and the male vocalists, The Tritone Trio!
With plenty of room for dancing or lounging and listening, this concert is sure to take listeners back to the golden age of the historic park’s heyday!

The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra at The Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland
Sun, Sept 3
1 pm | Free
All Ages!



Small Million, photo by

Tuesday, September 5 Small Skies, DoublePlusGood, Small Million at Mississippi Studios

Small Skies are releasing their newest album ‘Build’ and want to celebrate! This show is a co-headlined night with DoublePlusGood who will be kicking off a tour with Small Million who opens the show. There may also be more surprises to come!

Small Skies, DoublePlusGood, Small Million at Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Tues, Sept 5th at
9 pm | $5 Tickets



Wednesday, September 6 Gold Casio, Ellis Pink at Bunk Bar

I got the “golden” opportunity to boogie down to Gold Casio when they played the recent jam-packed Alberta Street Festival, and you’ll want the opportunity to boogie down too. “Heed little the human counterparts of Gold Casio, for they are but vessels, merely mechanisms through which the Disco Gods make known their final decree. Party Forever? ‘Amen!'”

Gold Casio, Ellis Pink at Bunk Bar
Bunk Bar
1028 SE Water Ave, Portland
Wed, Sept 6th
9 pm | $5 Tickets


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Luke’s Picks


Friday, Sept 1 Isaac Paris, Bogg and Human Ottoman

Isaac Paris – comedy banjo spectacular

Human Ottoman

Bogg from Chico, CA

And our friends from Human Ottoman!
“Human Ottoman is a cello, vibraphone, drum-set power trio!
Susan Lucia (drums), Julian Kosanovic (cello), and Grayson Fiske (vibraphone). After meeting in Oregon as music school misfits, they joined forces, quickly creating a repertoire of raucous, rhythmically dynamic music which combined their enthusiasm for music of all cultures with classical backgrounds and modern genre-mashing-jazz sensibilities, characterized most of all by their unique instrumentation.”
Check out Human Ottoman on Sounds of PDX!

Isaac Paris, Bogg, Human Ottoman
at Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Friday, September 1st
9 pm | $5


Sunday, September 3 Starover Blue (EP Release), The Fourth Wall, Young Elk at Bunk Bar

Starover Blue
The unmistakable tones of a Juno 106, both expansive and nostalgic, combine with ambient layers, sparkling guitars, and bittersweet vocals to define Portland band Starover Blue. Live, they pull from a multi-faceted discography of experimental dream pop.

The Fourth Wall is a rock band originally from Hawai’i consisting of members Stephen Agustin, Kasey Shun, Chris Lau, and Andrew White. Their style is primarily lyrically driven and draws from a wide range of musical influences including Neil Young, The Band, My Bloody Valentine, and Sonic Youth.

Distant, somber, and often times, crushingly bleak — Young Elk‘s songs are painfully deliberate. Subtly straddling the blurred lines between post punk, 90s-era Northwestern indie rock, and shoegaze, Young Elk has developed a one-of-a-kind sound pulling from influences like Pedro the Lion, Nick Cave, Low, and Bedhead. Check out Young Elk on Sounds of PDX!

Starover Blue, The Fourth Wall, Young Elk
Bunk Bar
1028 SE Water Ave, Portland
Sun, Sept 3rd
9 pm | $6 Tickets


Luke Neill 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! Follow Sounds of PDX on Facebook



Inessa’s Picks:


Wil Kinky

Wil Kinky

Thursday, August 31 Wil Kinky at McMenamin’s Rock Creek Tavern

“Wil Kinky plays the guitar and was raised outside of Portland on a blueberry farm.” On Thursday, he plays at McMenamin’s Rock Creek Tavern

Wil Kinky at McMenamin’s Rock Creek Tavern
10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro
Thurs, Aug 31st
9 pm



Friday September 1 Fernando and Little Sue at White Eagle Saloon

Fernando and Little Sue  shared a label and many memorable shows in the mid to late 90’s, and on Sept 1st, they will be reuniting once again to play together at The White Eagle.

Fernando, Little Sue at White Eagle
836 N Russell Street, Portland
Fri, Sept 1
9 pm | $10 Tickets



Inessa is the PRP Music Director and Creative Services and is responsible for many great blog posts, interviews and Drop-In Sessions. Follow Inessa on The Inessa Blog.

Jen Em

DJ, Volunteer Extraordinaire at PRP
With a passion for music and a love of all things radio, DJ Jen Em joined the PRP team in 2016. Jen’s musical involvement includes a long history of songwriting and choral & jazz singing. She hosts "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" every Friday, 10 am-Noon
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