Especially if you like it live. Concert announcements all over the place! HEART with JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE at the Sleep Country Amphitheater on Aug30th, ROBERT PLANT at the Gorge Amphitheater July 5th & 6th; and more big ones on the way. Keep your ears tuned to 92.3 KGON for announcements and chances to win tickets to some of these shows all week.
Other things going on in the Rose City this week: JON LOVITZ of Saturday Night Live at the Helium Comedy Club Fri & Sat
COLIN HAY - singer/songwriter from Men at Work doin' hit songs and sharing stories at the Aladdin on Thur. PAT TRAVERS at Cascade Bar & Grill, also Thurs.
SHOOT TO THRILL (AC/DC Tribute band) at the Tiger Bar on Sat.
Guitar star JOE BONAMASSA at the Keller on Sat night. Check out Iris' interview with Joe on Iri's Blog.
CIRCA - Australian Touring troupe of performers blending circus arts with dance at the Newmark Theatre thru Sat.
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn thru May 5. More than 40 acres of tulips and daffodils with fun stuff to do for the whole family. Never met a flower I didn't like!
One of my favorite authors, Portland writer Phillip Margolin will be reading from his new book "Sleight of Hand" at a few places this week...Tues at Annie Bloom's on Capital Hwy; Murder by the Book on SE Hawthorne on Wed, and Powells in Beaverton Thurs. Can't wait to get my hands on that book for my next rainy day read.
Celebrating birthdays this week: John Lennon's first son, Julian; ex GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin; former 1st Lady Betty Ford; Actor Dennis Quaid; drummer/singer for the Byrds Gene Parsons; Playboy founder Hugh Hefner; guitar rocker Pat Travers (stop by the Cascade Bar & Grill on Thur and wish him a happy one!); TV Host David Letterman; John Kay of Steppenwolf; bass player for Jefferson Airplane/Starship & Hot Tuna Jack Casady; singer/guitarist for Little Feat & Mothers of Invention Lowell George and Ritchie Blackmore guitarist for Deep Purple/Rainbow.
Have a great week. Start saving up for all those concert tickets and I'll check in with ya when I have more to say.