Sunday, December 20, 2009

free, live music bonanza : dec 21-27 : soft metals, the sale, nick jaina, incredible yacht control, marv ellis, smoochknob

Issue No. 16 : December 21 – 27, 2009

These presents don't come wrapped and you can't find them under just any old tree.

21 Monday
Electro-techno-experimental-80's synths will vibrate your heart with Soft Metals, Arohan, and Sex Life at Valentine's, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Jazz guitar with Chance Hayden at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

22 Tuesday
Northwest Fresh hip hop fusion with Marv Ellis and his live band The Platform along with guest rappers, DJs, and more at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 9 PM. 21 and over.

The Sale strum pop at Camellia Lounge @ TeaZone, 9PM. All ages.

23 Wednesday
Indie, shoegaze with Incredible Yacht Control and A Glass of Milk at Berbati's Pan, 10 PM. 21 and over.

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.

24 Thursday
Black Christmas Cheer and dancing at the Fez Ballroom's Shadowplay while DJ Ghoulunatic, DJ Horrid, and DJ Paradox spin at 9 PM. 21 and over.

25 Friday : Christmas
Costumes, decadence, and naughty elves, Dante's brings A Very Smoochy Xmas with Smoochknob and The Smoochgirls, 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

26 Saturday : Boxing Day
Some experimental noise with Camping Party at Camellia Lounge @ TeaZone, 9 PM. All ages.

Electro-acoustic with Justin Jude at McMenamins Edgefield, 7 PM. 21 and over.

27 Sunday
Reggae Night at Berbati's Pan, 9:30 PM. 21 and over.

McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern brings you Irish, folky ramblings with Hanz Araki and Cary Novotny at 6 PM. 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.

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

Ho, ho, ho.

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