Sunday, November 29, 2009

free, live music bonanza : nov 30-dec 6 : the dimes, marv ellis, dj bj, the very foundation, wampire, nick jaina, skip vonkuske, the green pajamas

Issue No. 13 : November 30 – December 6, 2009

With so much free Portland music, the week needs 9 days. That makes 4-day weekends.

30 Monday
Portland Cello Project's Skip vonKuske hosts his weekly The Guest List at McMenamins Edgefield featuring folky, acoustic love from Chris Kokesh, 7 PM. 21 and over.

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

01 Tuesday
The Dimes get all historical on acoustic guitars at Music Millennium, 7 PM. All ages.

Northwest Hip Hop fusion with Marv Ellis and his live band The Platform at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

Funk Night with Julian's Ride at Someday Lounge, 9 PM. 21 and over.

02 Wednesday
Nick Jaina Band plays melodious indie at LaurelThirst Public House, 6 PM. 21 and over.

Reggae Night at Mt. Tabor Theater, 8 PM. 21 and over.

Indie jam band Time To Spare rocks as Shorty Tonedeaf & the Screachers growl and spit at Twilight Cafe, 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

03 Thursday
DJ BJ (aka Atole) and Nate C host Let's Go Crazy (80's Dance Night) at Berbati's Pan, 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

Funky, jazzy Seven Year Tango rock at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

04 Friday
Richly picked acoustic business from Joshua Slamp first at his Xmas CD release party at Music Millennium, 6 PM (all ages), then at McMenamins Edgefield, 10 PM. 21 and over.

Poppy songs about the ugly side of sex and heartbreak, plus horns, from The Very Foundation at Langano Lounge, 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

05 Saturday
Electro-dance-love at Berbati's on Solid Gold night two with Nathan Detroit, DJ Rhienna, and Wampire, 10 PM. 21 and over.

Indie-pop at at Music Millennium with The Green Pajamas and Boatclub, 1 PM. All ages.

06 Sunday
The Very Foundation again at Music Millennium, 5 PM. All ages.

Portland Makes Music with Adam Gnade and Castanets at Someday Lounge, 9 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.

For more free shows check out the Portland Concert Co-Op.

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