A reminder that the Soul'd Out Music Festival continues through Sunday, April 23, at venues around Portland. For complete info: www.souldoutfestival.com.
As featured in the Tribune last week, highlights include: Lupe Fiasco, 8 p.m. April 20, Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave.; Solange, 7:30 p.m. April 21, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway; Giorgio Moroder, 8 p.m. April 21, Roseland; The Ohio Players, 7 p.m. April 22, Roseland; Toots and the Maytals, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, Roseland.
In addition, the "Tribute to Jimmy Mak" will be held at 7 p.m. April 23 at the Roseland. A tribute to late jazz club owner Jimmy Makarounis, the lineup includes drummer Mel Brown's bands, joined by vocalists Bobby Torres, Dan Balmer, LaRhonda Steele and Andy Stokes, and The Yachtsmen backing Jarrod Lawson, Paul Creighton and Moose E. Lee and the Soul Vaccination Horns.
Another interesting event: Boom Arts has partnered with Soul'd Out for pre- and post-show programming to be offered in association with its upcoming presentation of "Spiritrials," a work of hip hop theater created and performed by Dahlak Brathwaite. It'll be performed at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave., 7:30 p.m. April 21-22 and 27-30. For more: www.boomarts.org.
The first 'I Love the '90s' tour that stars Salt N Peppa, Vanilla Ice, All 4 One, Tone LOC, Rob Base and Young MC stops at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21.
For ticket info/update: www.rosequarter.com. Tickets are listed as $19-$68, with $10 parking.
Blues for health
The annual Inner City Blues Festival event Healing the Health Care Blues that raises funds for musicians and their health care takes place at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Eagles Lodge, 7611 N. Exeter Ave.
It's being led by the Norman Sylvester Band.
Other musicians playing include: Obo Addy Legacy Project "Okropong"; Mary Flower; Tevis Hodge Jr.; Mic Crenshaw; Shoehorn; The Strange Tones and Volcano Vixens; Bloco Alegria; Steve Cheseborough; Lloyd Jones; Tony Ozier.
Tickets are $20 in advance at tickettomato.com or Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St. and other locations. Tickets are $25 day of show. For more: www.hcao.org.
Show your support
National Record Store Day is April 22, so feel free to support our local merchants that continue to sell CDs and records and such, and who are not just making money off downloads. For participating stores, see www.recordstoreday.com.
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available as of press time):
• Entertainer Tony Starlight pays tribute to Neil Diamond with his show, 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Tony Starlight Showroom, 1125 S.E. Madison St. Tickets are $30-$74. For more: www.tonystarlight.com. Diamond himself is celebrating 50 years in show business and will stop in Portland on tour later this year.
• A veteran music producer, Gurf Morlix has helped the likes of Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Slaid Cleaves and Robert Earl Keen, and he has hit the road in support of his own release, "The Soul and the Heal." He plays The White Eagle, 836 N. Russell St., 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Tickets are $12, $15 day of show. For more: www.mcmenamins.com.
• The XX stops at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in support of its new record "I See You," 8 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Tickets are $39.99, $45 day of show, and available at www.rosequarter.com.
• The U.K. band Bastille, which gave us "Bad Blood" in 2013 and the single "Pompeii," plays at Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. Tickets are $39.75-$45.75. For more: www.portland5.com.
• The "Killthrax" tour features Anthrax and Killswitch Engage, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave. For more: www.roselandpdx.com.
Buy your tickets soon ...
• Watch out for the band Okilly Dokilly, which performs what they call "Nedal," a subgenre of music themed around Ned Flanders, a character from "The Simpsons." The band plays April 30 at Shotski's in Salem, May 2 at the Volcanic Theatre Pub in Bend, and then May 3 at Dante's. Tickets to the Dante's show are $15; for more: www.danteslive.com.
• The Glenn Miller Orchestra plans another stop in Portland, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the Newmark Theatre. Tickets, ranging from $58-$69, are on sale at www.portland5.com. The 75-year-old orchestra will surely play such hits as "In the Mood," "Moonlight Serenade," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "String of Pearls" and "Tuxedo Junction."