3 Days in Portland
It's be three nights of music at the Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 3 Days in Portland, Thursday-Saturday, May 18-20.
It builds on the Red Bull Sound Select series in Portland, which has featured many acts in the past four years. It was the second city selected to host the series, after Miami.
The first night at Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., features Alvvays, The Courtneys and Candace. On Friday at the Wonder Ballroom, it's NAO, as well as Harriet Brown and Chanti Darling. On Saturday, it's A2 and the Last Artful, Dodgr, who'll be joined by local rapper Amine at Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St.
Tickets are $10 per event. For more: www.3days.redbullsoundselect.com.
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available as of press time):
• The New York City "Brass House" band and busking attraction Too Many Zooz play at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 9 p.m. Saturday, May 20. One of the members, David Parks, lived in Portland in the 1990s and helped start POH-Hop. Tickets are $15, $18 day of show. For more: www.aladdin-theater.com.
• Shoot to Thrill, an AC/DC tribute band, rocks the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., 9 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Tickets are $15; for more: www.dougfirlounge.com.
• Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings features Rogers, one of the world's premier slide guitarists, and delta blues. They play Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Tickets are $24, $28 day of show. For more: www.albertarosetheatre.org.
• Portland native Corey Harper, now based in Los Angeles, released an acoustic version of his critically acclaimed "On The Run," which highlights his craft sound, influenced by 1960s/'70s rock, contemporary pop, soul music and singer/songwriters of today. He'll play at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. Tickets are $10, $12 at door. For more: www.mississippistudios.com.
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• Portland'5 has announced its lineup for Music on Main, the free outdoor concerts held on Wednesdays during the summer. The lineup: Adonis Puentis and the Voice of Cuba, July 5; Bumper Jacksons, July 12; Pura Vida Orquestra, July 19; Tony Starlight's AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Band, July 26; The BrassRoots Movement with Mysti Krewe, Aug. 2; Ms. Etta's World featuring Arietta Ward, Aug. 9; Paul Creighton Project, Aug. 16; Dirty Revival, Aug. 23; Life During Wartime/Talking Heads Tribute Band, Aug. 30; Kahulanui, Sept. 6. For more: www.portland5.com.
• The Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts for 2017 have been finalized. The recently announced shows: Aimee Mann/Rhiannon Giddens, July 16; Brandi Carlile, July 30; Echo & the Bunnymen/Violent Femmes, Aug. 1; Blind Pilot/Gregory Alan Isakov, Aug. 12; Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour, Aug. 18; Kaleo, Sept. 1; Conor Oberst with special guest M. Ward, Sept. 3. For more: www.zooconcerts.com.
• The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Nov. 15 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, reimagines Tchaikovsky's classic score through explosive hip hop choreography and features MC Kurtis Blow. Tickets are $25-$55, and available at www.portland5.com.
• Heralded as the king and queen of the banjo — Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn — will play at Newmark Theatre, Nov. 27. Tickets have gone on sale; they are $31-$51 and available at www.portland5.com.
• Katy Perry will be coming to Portland to perform at the Rose Garden early next year, part of an extensive arena tour to support her upcoming new album, "Witness."
The singles — "Chained to the Rhythm," with Skip Marley, and "Bon Appetit," with Migos — hint at the breadth of the music on "Witness," which includes songs that challenge and inspire her.
She's here Feb. 2; tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, May 22. Prices range from $50.50-$150.50; for more: www.rosequarter.com.
Many of the 151-date concerts in the "Prismatic World Tour" of 2015 were sold out.
Perry will be the musical guest on the May 20 season finale of "Saturday Night Live."