Issue No. 2 : September 14 – 20, 2009
More free concerts in PDX. Get yours while it's hot.
Bob Shoemaker plays blues at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 7 PM. All ages.
Or jazz with Kung Pao Chickens at LaurelThirst Public House, 7 PM. 21 and over.
Portugal. The Man live and unconventional at Music Millennium at 6 PM. All ages. Get some free tracks from Portugal. The Man and their current tour mates.
Deer Tick drawls at McMenamins Olympic Club Hotel & Theater at 7 PM. All ages. Try a couple Deer Tick tunes courtesy of Pamplemoose: Easy, Art Isn't Real (City of Sin), and Baltimore Blues No. 1.
El Grito in honor of Mexico's independence is celebrated with live Latin music, food and cervezas in Pioneer Courthouse Square from 11 AM until 10 PM.
Deer Tick scores again. This time at McMenamins Kennedy School at 7 PM. All ages.
SexyWaterSpiders, The Blacklights, Nodding Tree Remidies soul, psych-rock, ambient, whatever you want at Someday Lounge, 9 PM. 21 and over.
Now the following 3 shows take some effort on your part. MusicfestNW presents Bandz n the Hood at the Wonder Ballroom. For admission you must get your buns to Jackpot Records starting at 10 AM on the day of the show for a wristband. Or already have a MFNW wristband. BUT SHOWS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, so get there early before the Wonder fills up.
MFNW Bandz n the Hood : The Helio Sequence and Dr. Dog @ Wonder Ballroom, doors at 4:30 PM and show at 5:30 PM. All ages. Check out a few The Helio Sequence tracks on Sub Pop.
Will West Band plays acoustic roots at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 5:30 PM. All ages.
Jon Hecox strums acoustic pop at Camellia Lounge @ TeaZone, 9PM. All ages.
MFNW Bandz n the Hood : Arctic Monkeys and The Like @ Wonder Ballroom, doors at 4:30 PM and show at 5:30 PM. All ages. Download the Monkeys' single "Crying Lightning" here.
Paula Sinclair twangs her acoustic guitar at McMenamins Grand Lodge, 7 PM. All ages.
Elite Band plays R&B and soul at Clyde's Prime Rib, 8:45 PM. All ages.
MFNW Bandz n the Hood : F***ked Up, The Bronx, and Mariachi El Bronx @ Wonder Ballroom, doors at 3 PM and show at 4 PM. All ages.
Hopworks Urban Brewery brings Biketobeerfest starting at noon until 10 PM. All ages.
March Fourth Marching Band
The Ascetic Junkies
Boy Eats Drum Machine
The Student Loan
And if you're a real bonehead, here's your another chance: Deer Tick at McMenamins Hotel Oregon at 7 PM. All ages.
McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern brings you Irish Music Sunday with Hanz Araki and Cary Novotny at 6 PM. All ages.
And in Bend, McMenamins Old St. Francis School brings Oktoberfest with Leif James, Those Darn Accordions, and The Sweet Harlots. All day, all ages.
It is my mission to provide a comprehensive listing of free, local performances in Portland. Please help this compilation grow by contributing your favorite free shows and by spreading this list around.
Knock 'em dead cowgirl.
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