Saturday, December 26, 2009

free, live music bonanza : dec 28-jan 3 : tony ozier, bryan free, y la bamba, root beer and french fry, patricia furpurse, nathan detroit

Issue No. 17 : December 28, 2009 – January 3, 2010

My New Year's resolution : See more live music for free.

28 Monday
Disco dance party at Valentine's with DJ Sexy Cousin, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Jazz/blues/rock and his guitar with Sean Degregorio at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

29 Tuesday
Some glorious electro-smash at Valentine's with Root Beer and French Fry, Rob Walmart, and Tokyo's Mammal, 10 PM. 21 and over.

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.

Peter Squires strums casual indie while This is the Sun makes some experimental noise at Camellia Lounge @ TeaZone, 9PM. All ages.

30 Wednesday
Indie, shoegaze with Incredible Yacht Control and every else from multi-instrumentalist Bryan Free at Berbati's Pan, 10 PM. 21 and over.

Tony Ozier's Dookie Jam with funk-rock-soul-jazz-blues-impromptu at Someday Lounge, 9 PM. 21 and over.

31 Thursday : New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve Hideout with DJs Ricky Pang and Patricia Furpurse spinning dreamy disco, post punk, synth pop, garage rock, funk, and soul at Valentine's, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Live 80's cover band The Breakfast Club rock McMenamins Edgefield alongside The Quick and Easy Boys and Sonny Hess, 7 PM. 21 and over.

01 Friday : New Year's Day
Take the night off?

02 Saturday
Electro-dance-love at Berbati's on Solid Gold night three with Nathan Detroit, DJ Tigerstripes, and Chrome Wings, 10 PM. 21 and over.

Indie, acoustic, indie with Typhoon, Y La Bamba, Eat Skull, and Zoo Girl for Willamette Week + Portland Makes Music Present: Potlatch Presents' 1st Anniversary Spectacular! at Backspace, 8 PM. All ages.

03 Sunday
Minimalist, acoustic, turntablism with Mitchell Sumner at Music Millennium, 5 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.

Happy New Year.

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