Monday, February 22, 2010

free, live music bonanza : feb 22-28 : quasi, mattress, tan sister radio, ben darwish, laura ivancie, tony ozier, james faretheewell, parson red heads

Issue No. 25 : February 22 – 28, 2010

Indie rock and cassette tapes.

22 Monday
Jazz guitar with Dan Balmer at Jimmy Mak's, 8 PM. 21 and over.

Indie-folkers The Parson Red Heads continue their February Monday residency at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon with Ezra Carey and Cabinessence, 8:30 PM. 21 and over.

23 Tuesday
PDX indie darlings Quasi celebrate their album release with an in store performance at Jackpot Records Downtown, 6 PM. All ages.

Female vocalists rock as the Ash Street Saloon brings indie alt with Tan Sister Radio, power pop from Minty Rosa, and something punky from Thundering Asteroids!, 9:30 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.

24 Wednesday
Whiskey stomp, indie folk with The Ascetic Junkies as they play their final February Wednesday residency at LaurelThirst Public House with special guests Leigh Marble and Ezra Carey, 6 PM. 21 and over.

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

Acoustic seamstress Laura Ivancie brings her Her Baaad Lambs for an evening Camellia Lounge @ TeaZone, 9 PM. All ages.

25 Thursday
Tapefest 2010... a celebration of cassette tapes at Holocene featuring:
White Fang
Hammer of Hathor
Strategy (tape set)
Pete Swanson
DJ Hostile Tapeover
And tapes for sale from Portland's booming tape industry, 8 PM. 21 and over.

Roots with Blue Turtle Seduction as they make the rounds when McMenamins' Great Northwest Music Tour comes to the Kennedy School, 7 PM. 21 and over.

26 Friday
The Cowboys From Sweden playing the classy classics at Valentine's, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Scat, blues, roots, americana and The Reverb Brothers at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon, 5:30 PM. All ages.

27 Saturday
James Faretheewell & The Foolhardy tell folky, poppy stories at McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Rock, rock, rock at Ella St. Social Club's Rock and Roll Karaoke with Chariots of Rubber and Jeffrey Wonderful, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Portland's folk princess Little Sue at the LaurelThirst Public House, 6 PM. 21 and over.

28 Sunday
Intimate jazz stuffs--indie jazz, experimental jazz--at Rontoms with Joe Manis Trio, Why I Must Be Careful, and Lindsey Stormo with Ben Darwish, 9 PM. 21 and over.

Freak Mountain Ramblers jam at the LaurelThirst Public House at 6 PM. Followed by folk from Billy Kennedy with Tim Acott at 9:30 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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