Saturday, September 19, 2009

sept 21-27 : free, live music bonanza : meat puppets, mimicking birds, deer tick, ravishers

Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets warm up at Music Millennium on Tuesday.

Issue No. 3 : September 21 – 27, 2009

Free, free, free. Loud and live in PDX.

21 Monday
Langhorne Slim bring folk rock to Music Millennium at 7 PM. All ages.

Jazz guitar with Dan Balmer at Jimmy Mak's, 8 PM. 21 and over.

22 Tuesday
Meat Puppets punk up Music Millennium at 6 PM. All ages. Download "Rotten Shame" from Stereogum or "Disappear" from their 2007 album.

Mimicking Birds plays stripped down melodies at McMenamins Olympic Club Hotel & Theater, 7 PM. All ages.

23 Wednesday
Deer Tick plays Bend at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 7 PM. All ages. Download their current single "Easy" thanks to Pamplemoose.

Celilo rocks at LaurelThirst Public House at 6 PM. 21 and over.

24 Thursday
In Music We Trust presents indie-hipsters The Hugs, Ravishers, and New York Rifles at the Doug Fir, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Explode Into Colors at Jackpot Records Downtown, 6 PM. All ages.

25 Friday
Cool, acoustic rhythms with Lizzie Huffman at Wine Unwind, 7 PM. 21 and over.

Lynn Conover plays acoustic folk at McMenamins Hotel Oregon, 7 PM. All ages.

Late night Dance Party with DJ Mestizo at Dante's at midnight. Contiunes Saturday. 21 and over.

26 Saturday
Beer, polka and sausages. Yes, it's the Polish Festival featuring traditional dancers and busting with polka bands and accordions including Oregon Polka Beats, Leonard Kosadka, Eric & Kristin, and Pola Gadowski from 11 AM to 10 PM. Continues on Sunday noon to 6 PM. Check the schedule and location off 3900 N. Interstate Ave.

Lynn Conover and Little Sue swoon acoustic, folk stylings to the LaurelThirst Public House at 6 PM. 21 and over.

The marathon is almost over. Deer Tick @ McMenamins Grand Lodge, 7 PM. All ages.

27 Sunday
Oktoberfest actually happens in September. So get your booty to der Wiesn at McMenamins Edgefield and brew ha-ha to folk, americana, rock, and belly dancers with Deer Tick, Mimicking Birds, The Old Yellers, Whiskey Puppy, Caleb Klauder Country Band, and Gypsy Caravan. See the complete schedule and band list. All ages and 21 and over.

Freak Mountain Ramblers jam at the LaurelThirst Public House at 6 PM. 21 and over.

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.

Adiós chicos.

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