Sunday, January 17, 2010

free, live music bonanza : jan 18-24 : au, alps of new south wales, white hinterland, world's great ghosts, housefire, rey villalobos, akron/family

Issue No. 20 : January 18 – 24, 2010

Bars and houses, acoustic, indie and experimental. Beauty and noise.

18 Monday
Mellow acoustic at at Valentine's with Galveston, Lindsay Clark, and Rey Villalobos, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Garage punk with The Schills at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

19 Tuesday
Austin's Toast brings jam-band funk alongside metal from PDX's Wuzzard and experimental from Guyve at the Ash Street Saloon, 9:15 PM. 21 and over.

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

20 Wednesday
Moody, mellow indie from Housefire, Ocean Age, and Billygoat at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

Portland's folk queen Little Sue at Biddy McGraw's, 6 PM. 21 and over.

21 Thursday
Genre-bending electro with Linger & Quiet at Valentine's, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Cheesy and catchy, a live 80's cover band The Breakfast Club rocks Bon Jovi, Adams, Springfield, Loggins, Jett, et al. at McMenamins Kennedy School at 7 PM. All ages.

22 Friday
Beautiful experimental, minimalist stuff with White Hinterland, Tiger Saw, and Alps of New South Wales at The Wail, 7 PM. All ages.

Plucking banjos, mandolins, stand up bass, and violin strings are the bluegrassy boys from Head for the Hills on McMenamins' Great Northwest Music Tour at Edgefield, 7 PM. All ages.

Apple Jam from Seattle plays The Beatles at Music Millennium, 6 PM. All ages.

23 Saturday
Portland Folk Festival presents buzzworthy experimental bands Akron/Family, Au, and Wow & Flutter at Holocene at 6:30 PM. All ages.

Original jazz from the trio of David Friesen, John Gross, and Greg Goebel at Camellia Lounge @ TeaZone, 9 PM. All ages.

24 Sunday
Indie rockers The Soft Pack play Music Millennium at 6 PM before opening for Phoenix at the Crystal. All ages.

World's Greatest Ghosts, Tempo No Tempo, and The Angry Orts bring supremely stellar indie rock to Rontoms at 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.

Beautiful noise.

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