Luke’s picks:

Thursday, October 19 Elettrodomestico//Onion The Man at The White Eagle

Portland locals Onion The Man open for Jane Weidman of The Go-Go’s new project Elettrodomestico.

Onion The Man: 4 acid surfers from the Willamette Valley, known best by their mothers for their good looks, terrible charm, the murder of dolphin man, and Onion Music Fest’s nude rendition of Pedro’s Donkey Pal The Movie.

Elettrodomestico//Onion The Man at The White Eagle
836 N Russell Street, Portland
Thurs, Oct 19th
8 pm | $15 adv, $18 dos TICKETS


Thursday, October 19 Melville, Abbot Kinney, Camp Crush at Kelly’s Olympian


Camp Crush

Visceral, melody-driven American Rock n’ Roll

Abbot Kinney
A rock band that thrives on big melodic vocal hooks, a heavy, intricate rhythm section, and an ambitiously grand scope.

Camp Crush
An exploration of new wave rock and melodic pop writing, fronted by forever sweethearts, Chris Spicer & Jen Deale.

All at Kelly’s Olympian

Melville, Abbot Kinney, Camp Crush at Kelly’s Olympian
426 SW Washington Street, Portland
Thurs, Oct 19th
Doors 8:00pm / Show at 8:30pm | $5 at door


Hammerhead with Dan Cable, Photo courtesy of

Friday, October 20 Dan Cable Presents: Hammerhead / Gabrielle Marlena / Isabeau at Local Celebrity

Hammerhead plays shows all over the Pacific Northwest and tours the west coast, blending their folk influences with elements of rock, psych, pop, and ’emo’ music, ultimately culminating in a live performance that is surprisingly hard-hitting and powerful for a two-piece; their signature being that they play all the percussion between the two of them with their feet as they play and sing. Hammerhead is releasing a series of singles in 2017 and 2018, beginning with ‘Way Back When’ – expect beautiful harmonies, meaningful lyrics, and soaring guitar solos, all filtered through two guys who love music but don’t take themselves too seriously.

Gabrielle Marlena is on tour from Brooklyn, NY all across the country in October and November of 2017 to promote her debut album.

Isabeau Waia’u Walker is a singer/songwriter who is originally from Wailuku, Maui now teaching in Oregon by day and singing for folks at night. First started sharing her original music via YouTube before making space and time to sing alongside other Portland singer songwriters at small, local venues. Her beautiful vocal delivery and catchy songwriting will leave her songs in your head for days!

Dan Cable Presents: Hammerhead / Gabrielle Marlena / Isabeau at Local Celebrity
820 N Russell Street
Fri, Oct 20th
9 pm | $5


Oh Wonder, photo courtesy of

Saturday, October 21 Oh Wonder: Ultralife Tour at Crystal Ballroom

Oh Wonder was born in 2014.

Oh Wonder: Ultralife Tour at Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside Street, Portland
Sat, Oct 21st
8 pm | SOLD OUT
All Ages Event!




Small Skies, Photo courtesy of

Sunday, October 22 Rontoms Sunday Session: Small Skies, Penny Mart at Rontoms

Check out the bands here:
Small Skies is Future Pop.
PennyMart is a Psych/Garage/Punk band.

Rontoms Sunday Session: Small Skies // Penny Mart at Rontoms
600 E Burnside Street
Sun, Oct 22nd
8 pm | Free


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


Shayna’s picks:


Ariel Pink, Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress

Thursday, October 19 Ariel Pink, Telecaves at Revolution Hall

“Los Angeles’s prodigal songwriting son, Ariel Pink, shares his eleventh studio album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, September 15. The album’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life L.A. musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades. “His book and life resonated with me to such a degree,” Pink states, “that I felt a need to dedicate my latest record to him.”

“Building upon his singular vision of pop songcraft, established by such seminal records as The Doldrums, Worn Copy, House Arrest, Loverboy, Before Today, Mature Themes, and pom pom, Pink revisits themes that have haunted his sonic cinemascapes since the late 1990s: mismanaged dreams, west coast mythologies, itinerant criminals, haunted boulevards, Hollywood legends, the impermanence of romance, bubblegum artifice, movie stardom, childhood terror, acceptance of self, and narcissism projected through a celluloid filter of controversion.”

Ariel Pink, Telecaves at Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland
Thurs, Oct 19th
doors 8 pm, show 9 pm | $26.75 Adv / $31.75 Dos TICKETS
Special offer! A digital download of Ariel Pink’s forthcoming album, Dedicated To Bobby Jameson, is included with every ticket you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer following your ticket purchase.


Friday, October 20 Presented by Monqui: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile and the Sea Lice at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Photo courtesy:

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile will lead an all-star band on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of North America this fall. The announcement comes as two of this generation’s most exciting and unique singer-songwriters reveal that they have completed a collaboration album for release later this year.

The inter-continental duo will share the stage, performing songs off their upcoming album as well as delving into their respective back catalogues and covering a bunch of classics, all backed by their band ‘The Sea Lice,’ a revolving cast of musicians including Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Rob Laakso (The Violators, The Swirlies, Mice Parade) and Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin and touring member of Sleater-Kinney and Wild Beasts). “A cookin’ band and an intercontinental country duo for the ages—minus the country,” says Vile.

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile (and the Sea Lice) have partnered with Plus 1 so that $1.00 from every ticket goes to support the ACLU and their work defending and protecting our individual rights and liberties. More information is available at

Presented by Monqui: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile and the Sea Lice at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland
Fri, Oct 20th
8 pm | $30 & $45 TICKETS
All Ages Event!


Monday, October 23 Nick Hakim & Sam Evian at Doug Fir Lounge

Genre-defying psychedelic dream-pop with a dash of soul.
Shayna says, “a must-see!”

Nick Hakim & Sam Evian at Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St, Portland
Mon, Oct 23rd
Doors 8 pm/Show 9 pm | $13-$15 TICKETS

Shayna Chabrow books bands on PRP, and we’re so glad she’s here!


Nicci’s picks:

Friday, October 20 Sallie Ford, Dead Men Talking at Bunk Bar

In 2006, Sallie Ford dropped out of college and moved to Portland, Oregon; influenced by fellow Southerners the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Cat Power, as well as her longtime favorite Tom Waits, Ford began forging a new singing and songwriting style while supporting herself by waiting tables. When Ford met bassist Tyler Tornfelt and drummer Ford Tennis, two Alaskans who had come to Portland to form a new band, the three clicked and formed a trio that soon expanded to a quartet when guitarist Jeffrey Munger saw them busking on a Portland sidewalk. Calling their quartet Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, they released their debut EP in 2009, and the following year they were named Portland’s best new band by Willamette Week. Another lucky break arrived when a member of the Avett Brothersheard the new band and championed their clever, offbeat retro sound, talking up Ford and company in interviews and taking the group on the road as the Brothers’ opening act.

Sallie Ford, Dead Men Talking at Bunk Bar
1028 SE Water Avenue, Portland
Fri, Oct 20th
9 pm | $15 SOLD OUT


Michael Hurley, Photo courtesy:


Friday, October 20 Michael Hurley at Laurelthirst

Nicci says, “Michael Hurley is playing Laurelthirst’s Happy Hour. Love that man!!”

Michael Hurley at Laurelthirst
2958 NE Glisan St, Portland
Fri, Oct 20th
6 pm | Free




Nicci met Rebecca at the Eclipse viewing in Central Oregon and is finding her place with the PRP Team. Welcome, Nicci!



Veronica’s picks:


The Jesus and Mary Chain, Photo courtesy:

Wednesday, October 25 McMenamins & Monqui present: Jesus and Mary Chain, Cold Cave at Crystal Ballroom

McMenamins & Monqui present: Jesus and Mary Chain, Cold Cave at Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland
Wed, Oct 25th
7 pm doors, 8 pm show | $35 advance, $65 VIP (VIP is 21+ only), $40 day of show TICKETS
All Ages Event!


You can catch the very cool Subculture with Veronica Bisesti every Wednesday from 7-8 pm.



Inessa’s pick:

Saturday October 21 Dallas David Ochoa at Thunder Island Brewing Company

Join us for our 4th Anniversary Party at Thunder Island Brewing Company on Saturday October 21st. We’ll be celebrating, rain or shine, from 11 am to 10 pm. Dallas David Ochoa playing from 5:15-7 pm, joined by guitarist CJ Hawley on few songs. The fire pit will be blazing and the beer will be flowing. Join us for some new tasty beers, delicious food, good company and live music.
•All Ages
•No Cover
•Pet Friendly

Dallas David Ochoa at Thunder Island Brewing Company
515 Portage Road, Cascade Locks, OR 98648
Sat, Oct 21st
11 am – 10 pm | Free
All Ages Event!


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 her blog.

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