Night on the Town

You never know what you'll see...

SATURDAY – Night on the Town

What a fine Saturday it was.  Wow!  It’s so beautiful outside!  And with all the activities going on around town today and tonight there’s no reason to simply sit around!  Go out and catch some local talent tonight.  There’s nothing wrong with a bit of multi-tasking tonight!


While chillin’ at the Art in the Vineyard today, be sure to hang out long enough to check out the Beatles cover band REVOLVER.  Not only are they playing from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, the mixture of vocal harmonies are reminiscent of the Fab Four, that you will want to do get up and shake your groove thang as you sing along with all the songs.  The song “Love Love Me Do” is a crowd favorite and is sure to make anyone smile who is a die-hard Beatles fan.

The Portland Cello Project

Sunday night, the vocal stylings of Allison Scull and Victor Martin perform at 6pm.  With sweet styled vocals this duo combines old school jazz originals with great vocal harmonies.  Stick around and make sure you catch Ritchie and the Catillacs too, who start at 8pm.  Yes, they are a cover band, but they have fun and in a great environment like Alton Baker who wouldn’t have fun.  And don’t forget to see the headlining act, Monday, The Portland Cello Project, Monday beginning at 9pm.  Very unique and stylish, this “band” is worth the wait to watch.  

Besides, checking out all the cool art and all the fabulous vendors… it smells like the fourth of July!


Next stop is over to Cornucopia to see Mudpuppy .  This power drum & guitar duo hasn’t let their lack of additional instrumentation stop them. With a blues laden jam laced with memorable riffs,   these boys know how to shake their money maker with songs like “99 Years” and “Rollin’ & Tumblin.” Self proclaimed :punk and low-fi blues”Jason Johnson (guitar & vocals) and percussionist Dustin Hanes (drums & vocals) these boys know how to piece a song together well. I’m kinda sorry there isn’t a cover to see this band, as I would gladly pay at least $5 to hear them.

Well tonight really wouldn’t be complete without checking out the haps over at The New Zone Gallery.  Sitting right in the heart of downtown at 164 W. Broadway this is a perfect pit stop.  Not only is there a boat-load of music tonight, but there’s art to boot!  It’s an audio-visual sensation gearing up to the fireworks on Monday! With a cover charge of $3-$5, tonight showcases some talent fresh from the Bay area.  The bands, Wrong Hole, Concrete Shiva and, (my favorite) I Died are playing. Now I’m not much of an industrial punk gal, but this line up satisfies the urge I have to see something original and artistic, which makes the New Zone Gallery the perfect place to hear these bands.  While they aren’t scheduled to start till 10pm tonight, I’d get there early to get a good seat.

Speaking of which, I better fix myself up and get outta here if I expect to see anything tonight.

The driver has the line up and we’re just about ready to roll!  See you out there!

You never know what you'll see...







Nancy grew up in Eugene, graduating from Churchill before heading off to the big city of Portland, and later on to Los Angeles, CA where she pursued her interests in event coordination. After 5 years she returned to Portland where she began her career as a music journalist. After writing for local and national publications Nancy started her own music magazine, Only Local Music, highlighting and promoting local musicians.
In 2008 she was the master mind behind the online music magazine, Oregon Music News, Oregon's Only Online Music Magazine. Cultivating several alliances with organizations such as Music Millennium, The Portland Jazz Festival, the Waterfront Blues Association, The Mississippi Street Fair, and like groups, Nancy quickly grew the fresh start up from a mere idea to fruition within the scope of two years.
Concurrently she sought out and pursued business management consulting and continued her own business, Navigation Consulting. With over 20 years experience managing every kind of business imaginable Nancy has been fortunate enough to further engage her purpose of helping others to helping business owners actually grow their business.
Returning to her other passion, promoting music as well as musicians, Nancy continues to write about music and band across the state.

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