All right, one day down, four to go. I know it’s not the greatest outlook to have on the week, but I have so much crazy shiz I must accomplish before Friday that I’m already cranky thinking about it. That being said, perhaps a nice Monday night cocktail set to the sounds of some local tunes might do the trick, so if you’re feeling like I am, here are some places to let loose this Monday night!
There’ll be some free bluegrass over at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland where you can take in some fine, traditional bluegrass courtesy of Portland’s own bluegrass supergroup, The Stowaways, as well as participate in an open bluegrass jam session that starts downstairs right around 6. So bring something to pick and/or pluck and get ready to jam out, The Stowaways will keep your toes tapping with a set of tunes that’ll start after the open jam right around 8pm.
Free Monday action over at RiRa on Commercial Street in Portland where yet another installment of Evan Walsh aka EvGuy’s open mic series takes place. Each and every Monday evening EvGuy hosts his own version of an adult talent show starting right around 8 o’clock. Instruments are provided and if you can’t actually play one, EvGuy will be more than happy to bang out a manageable version of a song for you to sing along to.
I’m pretty certain that those of you who love and live by the code of Morrissey are aware that he’ll be taking the stage at the majestic State Theatre in Portland tonight. Joining the former front man of The Smiths will be St. Louis’ singer-songwriter Kristeen Young. Make sure you are devoid of all meat products upon entering the venue beginning at 8 o’clock this evening.
The Big Easy invites one and all to their weekly jam session known as The Players Ball. This event is for musicians and music lovers alike as you can bring your instrument and come play with other cats from around town or simply come watch some of your favorite artists do their thing on stage. If you come to play you get in for free and if you’re just coming by to take in the spectacle of it all its only three bucks. The Players Ball will feature a house band of Adam Frederick, Warren McPhearson, Max Cantlin, Reed Chambers as well as a slew of special guests. Things get fun and funky beginning at 9 o’clock this evening.
Feature Image of The Nunz courtesy of Matthew Robbins Photography.