Live Music Nightly. Never a cover, always awesome! #RockthePickle
We add to our calendar as bookings are confirmed.
Blind Panda - May 2 + 3 @ 8pm
Musicians Adam Pitt of Madison, WI and Karlie Paige of Cincinnati, OH met in the most random small town of Long Beach, WA. After knowing each other a few weeks, they sat down on Christmas and decided to play some songs. It wasn't long after that Blind Pandas was formed. A combination of acoustic folk and blues, they combine truthful, heartbreaking lyrics with the prettiest chord progressions they can come up with, as well as finding ways to revamp their favorite covers.
Danny Barnes - May 4- 6 @ 9pm
Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines.
Wanderlodge - May 7 + 8 @ 8pm
Matt Cadenelli is a longtime Portland musician and member of such bands as The Don of Division Street, Fernando, Brothers & Sister, Dr. Theopolis, Portland Country Underground, and others. Weaving together musical styles from Wilco to Nick Lowe to The Kinks to Neil Young, his sounds feature song-centric, melodious vistas aligned with insightful lyrical musings.
Pete Kartsounes - May 9 - 11 @ 8pm
Armed with an acoustic or electric guitar, blazing skill, powerful voice, award winning songs and relentless heart, Pete writes music that will move and inspire your soul.
Low Tide Drifters - May 12 + 13 @ 9pm
With a host of traditional instruments, sing-along choruses, and carefully crafted lyrics, the Low Tide Drifters create original songs rooted in the working-class history of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Influenced by folksingers like Utah Phillips, Pete Seeger, Harry Stamper, and Hazel Dickens, they bring a respect for the past and a concern for the future to their particular brand of “music for the rest of us.”
Bart Budwig & Caitlin Jemma - May 14 - 17 @ 8pm
Bart Budwig grew up on the Idaho Palouse, with a pawn shop trumpet and a heart as big as a skyscraper - if skyscrapers knew how to be humble. Bart learned melody from classic jazz charts, and learned that fault-lines in big hearts create drifting continents, cut new oceans and forge new mountains. Everyone close to him disappeared, whether to death or Texas, and from Texas he got a letter from Waylon Jennings entreating him to pick up a guitar and a pen.
Whether performing solo or with her band, The Goodness, Jemma’s dynamic sound, timeless songwriting, & playful stage presence is captivating audiences everywhere from her Pacific Northwest home to Europe.
Lindsie Feathers - May 20 @ 9pm
"Feathers' full length album, Neon Renaissance, is about love, the life journey, our planet and it's dwindling resources, liberating cultural belief systems, being true to the self, connecting to our ancestors, and honoring our heroes," Feathers says. "Spreading your wings and trusting in the flight."
Lewi Longmire - May 21 - 23 @ 8pm
Lewi Longmire has built a reputation as Portland's multi-instrumentalist "go to guy." In the years since relocating to Portland from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he's been included on shows and recordings by many of the Northwest's finest bands and songwriters. Recently, though, Lewi has taken all the things he learned from working with these fine performers and has been spending his time leading a roots rock/americana band of his own, singing his own original compositions - Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters.
Pretty Gritty - May 24 - 26 @ 8pm
Pretty Gritty is the serendipitous joining of the talents of Blaine Heinonen and Sarah Wolff, both born and raised in Montgomery County, MD. Although they originate from different rock bands, fate brought them together at local “open-mic” nights, where it became evident that they shared an interest in writing and performing songs that mix country, rock, blues, and soul. It’s said that she brings the “pretty” while he brings the “gritty”, combining for an engaging alt-country duo with seducing harmonies and addicting acoustics.
Pete Krebs - May 27 - 29 @ 9pm
Pete Krebs is an independent musician from Portland, Oregon, best known as a member of the punk-pop band Hazel and a [pickled fish] regular with band, the Earnest Lovers. Having already served successful tours in the Northwest punk bands Thrillhammer, Hazel (two albums on Sub Pop records) and the rambunctious bluegrass band Golden Delicious, Pete Krebs has emerged as one of the most consistently engaging contemporary singer-songwriters. Much like his friend and collaborator Elliott Smith, Krebs uses his more rock-oriented roots to drive his intensely introspective songs. Both Krebs and Smith have passed through early periods of extremely stripped down solo recordings to tackling grander ambitions with more sonically dense collaborative works.
Debuting as a solo musician in 1995 on Cavity Search Records, Krebs' starkly acoustic Brigadier immediately established him as one of the more impressive voices in the crowded singer-songwriter idiom.
Hollis Peach - May 30 + 31 @ 8pm
Drawing from diverse influences ranging from Simon & Garfunkel, Joanna Newsom, Pete Seeger, and Radiohead, Hollis Peach strives to create authentic innovative music.