Luke’s Pick:


Thursday, February 1 Vortex Music Mag Release with Lewi Longmire at LaurelThirst!

“It’s a New Year, let’s drink a beer and party! Join Team VRTX and The Thread (follow on Instagram @thethreadUS and come find out what it’s all about!) in celebrating the release of a new issue, plus support your favorite community-run pub as it moves into its 30th year—and help its new partners put a down payment on the place to keep it humming for another 30! We’ll be hanging and handing out copies of the new mag from 5-8pm in rear pool room while Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters will be on stage from 6-8pm in the next room! RSVP using the this link.”

Vortex Music Mag Release with Lewi Longmire at LaurelThirst!
LaurelThirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan St, Portland
Thurs, Feb 1st
5-8 pm | Free RSVP


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

Teri & Luke’s picks:


Friday, February 2 Mbrascatu, Isabeau at Alberta St Pub

A unique, unplugged Mbrascatu‘s show, with Isabeau Waia’u Walker, “a singer/song-writer from Wailuku, Maui living just outside of Portland, Oregon.” Watch more here
 also appeared on PRP’s, The Portland Playlist.​

Mbrascatu, Isabeau at Alberta St Pub
Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland
Fri, Feb 2nd
9 pm | Free


Saturday, February 3 Just People 10 Year Anniversary Show at McMenamin’s Mission Theater

The gents and gentiles of JUST PEOPLE are celebrating their 10th year as a band. Join in the celebration their zany career as we celebrate past songs, current inspirations and release a brand new single.

Just People 10th Anniversary Show with special performances from:
1,000 Fuegos
Worth + Marcott
Revol Artists
Live painting by Dane Eisenbart
Lighting by Lights Up Loud

Just People, and 1,000 Fuegos on PRP’s The Portland Playlist ​
WORTH on The Inessa Blog

Just People 10 Year Anniversary Show at McMenamin’s Mission Theater
McMenamins Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland
Sat, Feb 3rd
7 pm Doors, 8 pm Show | $15-20


You can follow Teri’s work with the PRP street team on her Facebook page, Teri’s Tunes PDX.


Jen’s picks:

Thursday, February 1 Live at Lunch: Arietta Ward at Portland State University

I have to work, or I would be front and center of the Park Blocks stage, taking in the powerful pipes and sweet soul of Arietta Ward – for FREE. Unbelievable. Check out her amazing voice on the Live at Lunch: Arietta Ward at Portland State University” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Vortex Music Magazine website. Listen to her interview with PRP’s Luke Neill on Sounds of PDX.

All Live At Lunch concerts will be held from 12-1pm on the PSU Park Blocks outside the Smith Memorial Student Union (or inside Parkway North—SMSU 101—if it’s raining).

Live at Lunch: Arietta Ward at Portland State University
PSU Park Blocks
near 1825 SW Broadway, Portland
Thurs, Feb 1st
12 pm | Free
All Ages

Saturday, Feb 3 Little Star, Wave Action, Sweeping Exits at Bunk Bar

Little Star, Wave Action, Sweeping Exits at Bunk Bar. Check out Little Star’s Providence from their Even in Dreams EP. They sound like the 90’s band Failure mixed with Of Montreal mixed with angst and tenderness. Also, beautiful piano on the tune “waltz”.

Little Star, Wave Action, Sweeping Exits at Bunk Bar
Bunk Bar
1028 SE Water Ave, Portland
Sat, Feb 3rd
9:30 pm | $10 ADV/$12 DOS | Find TICKETS


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


Inessa’s picks:

Thursday, February 1 Fernando, Trujillo and Edna Vazquez (Benefit for VGMF) at Mississippi Studios

The Fernando Band, Trujillo and Edna Vazquez will be performing a concert on Feb 1st 2018 at The Mississippi Studios to raise money for The Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation Health Centers. All three artist are donating their services so that 100% proceeds can go to the clinic. Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is a nonprofit community health center serving the communities of Washington and Yamhill Counties, with a special emphasis on serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers. They were founded in 1975. That summer, six-year old Virginia Garcia and her farm worker parents traveled from their home in Mission, Texas to California and Oregon to work in the fields. Along the way Virginia cut her foot, and by the time they reached Oregon, it had become infected. Due to economic, language and cultural barriers to health care, Virginia died from what should have been an easily treatable wound.

Moved to action by Virginia’s unnecessary death, the community quickly rallied together to open the first Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in a three-car garage, determined to prevent similar tragedies from occurring.

Today, Virginia Garcia provides healthcare services to more than 45,000 patients a year in Washington and Yamhill Counties at our five primary care clinics and pharmacies, five dental offices, six school-based health centers and women’s clinic. They provide outreach to schools, community health fairs and to migrant and seasonal farm workers at local camps and commercial nurseries through their mobile clinic. They don’t turn anyone away if they don’t have money.

This benefit concert is an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Virginia Garcia in support of their mission to provide great health care to those who need it most. Please help us spread the word of this concert and please come down to the show on Feb 1st to show your support.

Fernando, Trujillo and Edna Vazquez (Benefit for VGMF) at Mississippi Studios
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Thurs, Feb 1st
8 pm | $15-20 Find Tickets


Friday, February 2 Pat McGee Trio at Nuestra Cocina

We have a rare night off in your town and wanted to invite you to enjoy a unique concert experience, along with amazing culinary creations! My friends and world class-chef/restauranteurs Benjamin and Shannon Gonzales, owners of Nuestra Cocina, have invited us to perform an acoustic set while you dine from a custom menu of the most creative Mexican cuisine you’ve ever experienced and, without a doubt, the best margaritas in Portland. Purchase your tickets here (very limited) and arrive at 9:30 PM to enjoy the custom menu followed by a full show from Pat McGee and his talented trio! This is gonna be one killer night! When we travel, people always ask us, “where do you like to go when you come to our city?” …This is our answer. Come hang with us!

Nuestra Cocina
2135 NE Division
Fri, Feb 2nd
9:30 pm | $35


Friday, February 2 Katy Perry: Witness The Tour with Carly Rae Jepsen at Moda Center

Katy Perry
Catch Katy live on WITNESS: The Tour http://katyperry.com/tour

Carly Rae Jepsen

Katy Perry: Witness The Tour with Carly Rae Jepsen at Moda Center
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
1 N Center Court St, Portland
Fri, Feb 2nd
7:30 pm | $50.50 Find 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 her blog.



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