Camp Crush, Jen Deale

On this week’s cover:
Camp Crush!
See their show under Friday’s show picks
photo courtesy of Jen Deale of Camp Crush


Thursday, July 12 Kirk Kalbfleisch + Friends at Senate

Drummer, Kirk Kalbfleisch, will be hosting the Senate Session this Thursday, July 12. Playing with him in the quartet will be Peter Knudsen on guitar, Matthew Holmes on bass, and Machado Mijiga on Tenor Sax. Come out to hear mixed collection of jazz styles, spanning from bop standards to fusion jazz. Bring your horn as you are welcome to come and sit in!

Kirk Kalbfleisch + Friends
71 SW 2nd Ave, Portland
Thurs, July 12th
6-9 pm | Free


Thursday, July 12 Wes Youssi and the County Champs at Laurelthirst

Wes Youssi and the County Champs

Wes Youssi and the County Champs at Laurelthirst
Laurelthirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan Street, Portland
Thurs, July 12th
9 – midnight | $5



Friday, July 13 Monqui Presents: Wye Oak, Madeline Kenney at Rev Hall

Wye Oak’s third album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs arrives at a time of immense doubt, when our personal problems are infinitely compounded by a world that seems in existential peril. But these dozen songs answer the challenge by radiating self-reflection and resolve, wielding hooks and musical intricacy as a shield against the madness of the moment. The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs is a powerful reminder to keep calling, to keep trying, no matter the peril it poses.

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland
Fri, July 13th
Doors at 7 pm / Show 8 pm | $20-22 TICKETS
All Ages Event!


Friday, July 13 The Breaking, Antonioni, Camp Crush at No Fun

Friday the 13th is your lucky day. The Breaking kicks off another west coast tour with a little help from our friends Antonioni (Seattle) and Camp Crush.

The Synth/Rock/Pop duo, Camp Crush has been making waves over the last year with their anthemic and flashback-inducing sound. Shortly before the band released the “She’s Got It” EP, PRP’s Luke Neill and Jen Deale of Camp Crush cohosted Sounds of PDX. During this broadcast they celebrated women in music with an all-female playlist. In the podcast you can hear Jen talk about their recent tour dates, her outlook on the PDX music scene, and the inspiration for the single “November Skin”. To hear this and much more from Jen Deal of Camp Crush listen HERE

The Breaking, Antonioni, Camp Crush
No Fun
1709 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
Fri, July 13th
8 pm | Free?



Saturday, July 14 Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, David Grisman Trio, The Jerry Douglas Band at Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre

In addition to his fourteen solo recordings, Douglas has played on more than 1,600 albums.[2] As a sideman, he has recorded with artists as diverse as Garth Brooks, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Phish, Dolly Parton, Susan Ashton, Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, Keb’ Mo’, Ricky Skaggs, Elvis Costello, Tommy Emmanuel, and Johnny Mathis, as well as performing on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. He has collaborated with various groups including The Whites, J.D. Crowe and the New South, The Country Gentlemen, Strength in Numbers, and Elvis Costello’s “Sugar Canes”.
Douglas produced a number of records, including some at Sugar Hill Records. He oversaw albums by Alison Krauss, the Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, Jesse Winchester and the Nashville Bluegrass Band, The Earls of Leicester, The Steep Canyon Rangers. Along with Aly Bain, he serves as Music Director of the popular BBC Television series, “Transatlantic Sessions”.
Since 1998, Douglas has been a member of Alison Krauss and Union Station which features Jerry Douglas, touring extensively and playing on a series of platinum-selling albums. When not on the road with Alison Krauss and Union Station, Douglas tours in support of his extensive body of work with his bands The Jerry Douglas Band and The Earls of Leicester following the continued success of their 2014 release The Earls of Leicester and 2015’s Rattle and Roar.

Béla Anton Leoš Fleck (born July 10, 1958) is an American banjo player. An innovative and technically proficient banjo player, he is best known for his work with the bands New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. Fleck is married to banjo player Abigail Washburn. Washburn first met Fleck in Nashville at a square dance at which she was dancing and he was playing. In May 2009, the Bluegrass Intelligencer website satirized the upcoming “strategic marriage” of Washburn and Fleck, with Driessen joking that the couple promised a “male heir” who will be the “Holy Banjo Emperor”.

Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland
Sat, Jul 14th
6:30 pm | $39.50 – $99.50 TICKETS
All Ages Event!


Saturday, July 14 (Bastille Day) The Big Float at Tom McCall Bowl – Waterfront Park 

WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Bastille Day!
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

WHERE: Tom McCall Bowl – Waterfront Park (SW Columbia & Naito)

COST: $5 through Sunday, July 8th, $10 after, $15 Day of event. Discounted pricing under age 18.

WHO: 4,000+ floaters, observers and after-partiers.

WHY: To give our Willamette River a community hug.

WHAT: The Big Float, Portland’s summer celebration benefitting Human Access Project. Featuring four bands on two floating stages, two 100′ long slip and slides and MORE!

Beach party here we come!
To get to this year’s Big Float, Go By Transit! TriMet can get you right by the waterfront and yes, you can bring your water wings on board. To plan your trip to Waterfront Park, visit to use their Trip Planner!

The Big Float is open to all ages. All floaters must wear a life jacket. It’s a safe voyage, not a race. Join the flotilla and attend the grandest pool party Portland has ever seen! The Big Float is the annual fundraiser for the Human Access Project.



Sunday, July 15 AAN, Sama Dams, Gabriel Delicious at RonToms Sunday Sessions

Join local, emotive avant-indie trio, Sama Dams, fresh off of a month-long US tour with support from Aan (performing songs from their upcoming record) and LA-via-Seattle-based Gabriel Delicious!

10:15pm – Sama Dams
9:15pm – Aan
8:30pm – Gabriel Delicious

Jen Em has been following and digging Aan since 2014; check out “Spiritual Provisions” &” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>”Forever Underfoot”

Sama Dams has more than one sound to them. Check out “Maggie” & “Back Aways

AAN, Sama Dams, Gabriel Delicious
600 E Burnside, Portland
Sun, July 15th
Doors at 8 pm / Show at 8:30 pm | FREE




Wednesday, July 18 WomenCrushPDX: July 2018 Showcase at White Eagle

Listen to a recent interview on Sounds of PDX with a few members of Women Crush Music.

Summer + Live Music? Catch it all at the #WomenCrushPDX July Showcase!

Marjorie Nelch
Sarah Vitort of Fox and Bones
Hannah DiMo
The Lisa James & Chelsea Sue Duo

Marjorie is really tall woman with a constant bright smile. She loves to ask, “What’s your story?” and talk about life, the ups and downs, maybe even get somewhere deeply personal pretty quick. That’s her in a nutshell: braving to ask questions about what matters – to know and to be known. She uses music as tool to express feelings that are real but not necessarily accessible. As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter she marries her passion for people and music in her debut self titled EP.

The incredible Sarah Vitort is one of Portland’s top vocalists. Between touring internationally for her duo act Fox & Bones, her secret alter-ego rock vigilante persona in Sarah Wild, and her all-new No Doubt cover band, this boss lady does it all. Her solo act is a show stopper as well. With a rich voice and a bluesy guitar, Vitort’s style is a lovely blend of authentic Portland talent.

Our #WomenCrush music PDX team is pleased to welcome our newest team member, Hannah Dimolfetto to the crew! With her heavenly voice and sense of lyrical virtuosity, listeners can’t help but be mesmerized by this multi-instrumentalist.

​​The Lisa James & Chelsea Sue Duo is an acoustic collaboration of songwriters Chelsea Sue and Lisa James based out of Portland, Oregon. Their original music combines elements of Blues, Pop, and Folk. ​They​ captivate​​ audiences with ​their​ delicate harmonies, vulnerable original music and ​by ​covering various styles and genres of popular songs. ​​

Come and support local music! It’s going to be a great time!

About WomenCrush Music:
#WomenCrush Music is a non-profit organization that serves to create opportunities for rising women songwriters by hosting international showcases, educational workshops & networking events. Whether they are just in the beginning of their careers and want to start performing at local venues, or they’ve just released their second album and are ready to go on tour. #WomenCrush Music wants to connect artists with future collaborators, educate them about the business and inspire them to make an impact on this male-dominated industry.

Join our #WomenCrush Music – Portland Community Group!

WomenCrushPDX: July 2018 Showcase at White Eagle
The White Eagle
836 N Russell St, Portland
Wed, July 18th
8 pm | FREE


Wednesday, July 18 Sugar Candy Mountain, Acid Tongue, The Savage Family Band at The Liquor Store

Acid Tongue is an American-bred garage band heavily influenced by AM-radio soul, folk and psychedelic rock. The band is composed of GUY KELTNER & IAN CUNNINGHAM – perverted in their youth by adolescent exposure to mind-altering substances and strange, spiritually-driven parenting techniques.

The Savage Family Band is cosmic American Music for the enjoyment and enlightenment of the masses. The Savage Family Band‘s sound stretches from folk to punk with a little country and a lot of rock’n’roll in between, sometimes evoking Lou Reed and other times Tom Petty but somehow.

If Brian Wilson had dropped acid on the beach in Brazil and decided to record an album with Os Mutantes and The Flaming Lips, it would sound like this: Sugar Candy Mountain

Sugar Candy Mountain, Acid Tongue
The Liquor Store
3341 SE Belmont St, Portland
Wed, July 18
9 pm | $8



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 4-6 pm! Follow Sounds of PDX on Facebook


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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 singing. Tune in Fridays to "Fresh Spins with Jen Em" at 10 am, and give your ears a much needed vacation!
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