The Short List

by: Courtesy of RCA Music Group 
Get your tickets now for the Dave Matthews Band Caravan at The Gorge, Sept. 2-4.


'One Night with Janis Joplin'

The musical journey show, put on by playwright-director Randy Johnson in collaboration with the Janis Joplin Estate and Jampol Artist Management, has been extended a week, put on by Portland Center Stage.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon Thursdays, through July 3, Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.,, starting at $36

Risk/Reward Festival

The fourth annual micro-fest of boundary-pushing live dance, theater and music from seven artists/companies from Portland and Seattle will be feature at Artists Repertory Theatre's Alder Stage, put on by Hand2Mouth Theatre. More info is at

7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26, Artists Repertory Theatre, 1516 S.W. Alder St.,, $14-$18 advance, $20 at door


The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra features tap-dancing sax king Shoehorn as well as members of 3 Leg Torso, The Shanghai Woolies and Juan Prophet Organization, along with acrobats, aerialists and vaudevillian virtuosos in the Pacific Wheel Circuit.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 1-2, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $28 advance, $35 at door


Country croonin'

The Spare Room Solstice Party is a gathering of Portland country musicians, featuring The Caleb Klauder Country Band, Peter Krebs and Friends, The Portland Country Underground, The Mighty Ghosts of Heaven and The Pickups.

8 p.m. Friday, June 24, Spare Room, 4830 N.E. 42nd Ave.,, $10 (21 and over)

Electronic fest

The two-day Closer Electronic Music Festival celebrates Portland's unique and vibrant underground techno and house music scenes.

10 p.m. Friday, June 24, through 2:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26, various venues (see for details),, $15 (21-and-over)

AND, we got a whole bunch of events coming up we haven't mentioned yet. To wit:

Slayer, Rob Zombie

The two rock monsters will be touring together for the first time since Ozzfest 1999, bringing a glorious purgatory to Portland fans in August. 'We expect no less than 'hell on earth,'' Slayer's Kerry King says. 'Total sonic annihilation and a visual bludgeoning. Bring your own body bag …'

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, Memorial Coliseum, 1-877-789-7673, $40


Sade and special guest John Legend are coming to Portland in August, and tickets are now on sale.

7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $39.50-$149.50

Dave Matthews

Tickets for The Dave Matthews Band Caravan at The Gorge Amphitheatre are on sale. The Dave Matthews Band headlines the three-stage, three-night show, with a diverse daytime musical lineup including Gogol Bordello, De La Soul, Blind Pilot, The Roots, Devotchka, Fruit Bats, Dispatch, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Josh Ritter and The Low Anthem.

Sept. 2-4, The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Wash., 1-800-745-3000, info at

'Rings' concert

Tickets are on sale for the musical beast 'The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring,' which features the Academy/Grammy-award winning score performed live on stage by more than 200 musicians.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $75-$95

Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger

It's a classic rock lovers trifecta! They are all still rockin' in America, and none of these bands has all its original members, but if you close your eyes and dream about me, it'll feel like the first time, so don't stop believin'.

7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $29.50-$150