Night on the Town


Night on the Town  -Saturday –

Keegan Smith & The Fam

Lovely day for some sunshine, even if October is six days away. If you aren’t watching the game tonight, there is so much to do and hear.  I’m a bit tuckered out from last night truthfully.  Long night for this princess. Fun, exciting and well, nothing a lady would care to discuss in print.

Tonight Whiskey River has the game on the big screen, complete with some good cold beer and some very cold air conditioning.  Keegan Smith & The Fam is performing directly after the Ducks win.  Keegan Smith & The Fam took home, last year, the prestigious honor of BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE at the 2011 Portland Music Awards.  This band emanates funky soul grooves and palpable vibes that makes one want to get up and dance.  This Portland band is bad-ass in that they were asked to provide an original movie sound track for a movie/documentary Green Light: The Sustainable Oroville Project.    As mentioned on the band’s website, “Kelsey Smith, Keegan’s sister, manages the band. Kelsey is very close to her brother and she considers the band to be part of a close-knit family.  “Keegan is an amazing story-teller,” said Kelsey. “He connects with people by walking and dancing through the crowd. It energizes his audience and perpetuates a sense of familiarity that makes them feel at home.”  Should be an interesting night for the Whiskey River crowd.

We Have Guns

If you’re in the mood for some fine acoustic guitar and smartly written songs, Tyler Fortier, is playing at Cornucopia at 10pm.  If you’re into something a little low-key, in an intimate setting, this would be the ticket.   But again, if you’re up for a cool tribute type show, The Grateful Dead tribute band,  Cast of Clowns is at Luckey’s tonight.   However, if you get the itch for something a little new, a little different, check out what’s happening over at Mulligans.  With such names as Electric Howie &  the Roadrunners, Bobby Six Crows… could be an interesting night?  The WOW Hall has the We Have Guns CD release party tonight as well.  If you missed their acoustic set at CD world today at 2pm (acoustic metal???) then you need to see these guys live in full metal instrumentation.  Of course, metal heads, Crimson Guardian are on tap over at (of all places???) Quackers.  Intimate place for metal.  Not quite sure how they worked it out, but tonight’s show will be  broadcast live at If you’re into metal, these guys put on a killer show.  I saw them at The Black Forest last weekend, and I’m not a die-hard metal fan, but I liked their songs.  So, it would be worth the effort to head out that way to hear them.

As for this gal, tonight is going to be pretty low-key.  I am going to see Tyler Fortier, have a couple of beers, and enjoy some rather fabulous company.  After, I get my mani and pedi, that is.  I’m certainly happy my “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” ban is still in effect where my personal life is concerned.  But then, really, who IS going to ask anyway?  And as for my last night… my lips are sealed!

I will see you out there!


Original Music

FREE: Black Forest Baby Beast & Special Guest—10; Rock
FREE: Cornucopia Tyler Fortier—10; Folk
FREE: Quackers Audiophobia, The Entity, Crimson Guardian—9; Metal
FREE: Wandering Goat Chorduroyys—9; Electic
$10.00 WOW Hall We Have Guns, I Am Ruin, Lidless Eye, Hero Explains The Ghost, Gusher—8; Hard rock
FREE: Mulligan’s Electric Howie & the Roadrunners, Bobby Six Crows & The Riggin’ Warriors w/ Bobby Jones & the Wild Buffalos—9
$5.00 Axe & Fiddle Trio Zazi—9:30; Folk, pop, jazz
$7.00 Sam Bond’s Marv Ellis & the Platform w/ Element & DJ DV8—9:30; Hip hop

Cover & Tribute Bands

FREE: Happy Hours Coupe De Ville—8:30
FREE: Mohawk Tavern “Just Another Day” ft. Monolith—9; Rock
FREE: O’Donnells Mixed Blood—9
FREE: Spirits Joybox—9; R&B, jazz, country
FREE: Village Green Razor Road—9; Rock
$15.00 Luckey’s Cast of Clowns—10; Grateful Dead tribute

Blues, Jazz & Country

FREE: B2 Wine Bar Taste—8
FREE: Yukon Jack’s Blazin’ Eddie—9; Rock
$7.00 Whiskey River Ranch:   Ducks football game screening w/Sol Shakedown, Keegan Smith & The Fam—7:15; Various

Hip Hop, DJ, Dance, Other

FREE: Conways Ladies Night—9
FREE: Cowfish “Sup!” w/Sassy Mouff, Michael Human & Guests—9:30; Top 40, electro
FREE: Doc’s Pad DJ J-Will—8; Dance mix
FREE: Embers Retro—9
FREE: Taylor’s Bar and Grille DJ Crown—10; Hip hop, dance
FREE: Two Friends Pub Ladies Night—9
$5.00 Downtown Lounge Comedy Showcase—8; Comedy
$6.00 Mac’s Soulicious—9; Funk, R&B, soul
$12.00 Red Lion Salsa Night w/El Combo de la Salsa—9:30; Salsa

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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