WHOLE BOATLOAD OF STUFF TO DO THIS WEEK IN THE ROSE CITY: something for everyone
Monday - BRUNO MARS at the Rose Garden Arena
Tues,Wed - 14th ANNUAL CRACKED POTS ART SHOW - McMenamin's Edgefield plus the Edgefield Gardens Plant Sale so you can add to your landscaping
Wed-Sat - OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL-more than 80 breweries offering up some tasty craft beers
Thur-Sun- WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR - Hillsboro- animals, games, food, music & more
Fri - RANDY NEWMAN at the Zoo
Sat - LEANN RIMES at the Zoo
Thur,Fri,Sat - HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL at Esther Short Park in Vancouver - 3 Days of Aloha
Sat - THE FLAMING LIPS - McMenamin's Edgefield
Weather should be perfect for outdoor concerts and fairs so there's no excuse. Get out and enjoy these beautiful summer nights while you can. BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE THIS WEEK:
MICK JAGGER, DON HENLEY, SLASH, RICK WRIGHT, ROGER TAYLOR & SIMON KIRKE
Also HARRY POTTER (aka DANIEL RADCLIFFE), J-LO, Portland Director GUS VAN SANT, JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS and the world's first test tube baby LOUISE BROWN who turns 35 this week.
Looking forward to chatting with GORDON MARSHALL, MOODY BLUES touring drummer on Thursday. He's got a book coming out and will play in Portland with the MOODYs Oct 21 at the Keller Auditorium. Will post the interview once it's done.
Have a great week!
Pretty fun weekend! Caught some NBA Summer League action on Sat night. CJ McCollum looks promising for the BLAZERS. He's got a lot of skills, but wonder how he'll do in the real world when faced with the league's big guns like Kobe Bryant. Phoenix had my head spinning until I figured out there were actually two guys named Morris, the twins. Sorry the Blazers lost, but it was fun to watch.
Noting that Sunday was Bastille Day, had to put on the Rush song to go with the Mimosas. Won't be long before Rush comes back to the Northwest. PEEK AT THE WEEK:
You can win tickets to see RUSH at the SleepCo Amphitheater on the 28th all this week with Iris during My 3 Songs in the noon hour and with Shannon during his Classic Rock Trivia at 3:45pm.
Shows this week include a special concert with blues guitarist ALBERT LEE and TERRY ROBB at the Alberta Rose Theater Tues. See Iris' Blog for an interview with Albert. Good stuff!
Wed - The BODEANS play the Aladdin
Thur - WEIRD AL at the Oregon Zoo
And if you're up for a road trip: DAVID BYRNE in Eugene, Cuthbert Amp - Wed
KANSAS - Linn Co Far in Albany - Thurs
PAUL McCARTNEY "Out There Tour" - Safeco Field, Seattle - Fri Celebrating Birthdays this Week:
Jason Bonham, son of John; Joe Satriani; Police drummer Stewart Copeland, original Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon; Brian May of Queen; Carlos Santana; John Lodge of Moody Blues, Jimmy Cagney, Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. Enjoy the sunshine!
Friday afternoon. Usually people are looking forward to heading out the door and on to the weekend. I was spending today looking forward to talking to the legendary Grammy Award winning guitarist, Albert Lee. He’s played with everyone you can imagine…Eric Clapton, the Everley Brothers, Willie Nelson, Bill Wyman, Dave Edmunds, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, and so many more that he mentions in this interview.
Albert Lee will be appearing at the Alberta Rose Theater with Portland’s own Terry Robb on Tuesday, July 16th.
A documentary is being made of his amazing career in celebration of his upcoming 70th birthday in December, and a couple of great concerts with many of the people he’s played with are coming up in 2014. One in London, and one in California.
Enjoy the interview. He even talks about the time he went fishing in Portland with Eric Clapton, no joke!!