Issue No. 1 :
Let's launch my inaugural weekly installment with gusto. Nothing but free shows around PDX.
Picks for the week of September 7–13, 2009.
Yes, we all know PDX loves PBR. But now we know PBR loves PDX. Pabst is showing its reciprocal desire with an All-Star Tribute to 1977 at the Doug Fir. A whole gaggle of bands will be in attendance playing rockin' folksy, americana-esque fare. Show's at 9 PM but the beverages start flowing at 8 PM. Sorry kiddos, 21 and over. Available on tap:
Blue Skies for Black Hearts
Rachel Taylor Brown
PDX Punk Rock Collective
Adrian H. & The Wounds
Old Town Block Party outside Someday Lounge with music from 3 to 10 PM. All ages.
M64 (featuring Ohmega Watts and Ragen Fykes)
The Fix DJs (Ohmega Watts, DJ Kez, Rev. Shines, and Dundiggy)
Bluegrass all over town with McMenamins.
The Student Loan @ McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 4:30 PM. All ages.
Whiskey Puppy @ McMenamins Grand Lodge, 7 PM. All ages.
And blues with Renegade Minstrels @ McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 9 PM. 21 and over.
Rotture continues its birthday dance-a-thon at 7 PM with Rabbits, Blood, and Selector Mancampus. 21 and over.
Every week I will continue with a listing of free, live music around Portland. If you've got an event to add, shoot me a message or list it in the comments below.
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