A Whole Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Macy Gray, Glen Hansard, Blitzen Trapper, and Jeff Daniels: It’s quite a month for live music in Portland. We’ve put together a playlist of our 20 picks in town in November to help you fill your concert calendar.

By Emma Mannheimer November 4, 2015

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Portland's a city of music lovers, with all manner of stages and soundscapes to showcase some of the best local, national, and international musicians. Sometimes the only problem is deciding which show to see. Enter Portland Monthly, with our 20-song guide to the best music in town this month.

Nov 4: Leon Bridges, “Coming Home”: This Texan wraps doo-wop, R&B, and soul of another era all into one.

 Nov 7: Cyril Hahn, “Inferno”: A Swiss native now living in Vancouver, BC, is fast becoming remix royalty.

Nov 8: Here We Go Magic, “Falling”: The NYC indie band’s bright, synthy surf rock makes their latest album Be Small feel like an 80’s party in Hawaii.

Nov 8: Macy Gray, “Hands”: Gray is back with her signature raspy voice and beats for some serious hip shaking.

Nov 10: Jeff Daniels, “Holy Hotel” and Ben Daniels Band, “Babydoll”: This father (you may recognize him) and son share a love for country and now a stage.

Nov 11: Anat Cohen Quartet, “February 1”: The celebrated jazz clarinetist hails from New York City by way of Tel Aviv.

Nov 13: Glen Hansard, “Winning Streak”: The Irish singer and academy award-winning songwriter brings his first ever solo album on tour.

Nov 14: Sturgill Simpson, “Life of Sin”: The Kentucky-bred country singer-songwriter spins his own take on country in his album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.

Nov 18: Edna Vazquez, “Así”: Portland’s Mexican-born, one-time mariachi musician brings her smoky voice and a crowd-funded album Soy Sola, to the Old Church.

Nov 18: Everclear, “I Will Buy You a New Life”: Portland's alt-rockers are back on their 20th anniversary tour.

Nov 18: Yo La Tengo, “Friday I’m In Love”: For their 2015 release, Stuff Like That There, Yo La Tengo cover an eclectic mix of material, including this Cure classic.

Nov 19: Hugh Masekela, “Witch Doctor” and Larry Willis, “Journey’s End”: Masekela, now 76, is South African jazz royalty. Critics call his stage rapport with US pianist Willis “blazing” and “effortless”.

Nov 20: Shook Twins, “Awhile”: Identical twins Laurie and Katelyn Shook create storytelling indie folk-pop.

Nov 21: Melissa Etheridge, “Come to My Window”: The Oregon Symphony presents Grammy-winning rock singer-songwriter at the Schnitz, on tour with her thirteenth studio album This is M.E.

Nov 24: Gill Landry, “Just Like You”: The Old Crow Medicine Show guitarist takes his self-produced 2015 solo release Gill Landry  on the road for a West Coast tour.

Nov 25: RAC, “Cheap Sunglasses” and Big Data, “Dangerous”: Known for dance-driven beats and stellar remixes, RAC brings his cerebral house style to Portland’s Crystal Ballroom accompanied by Big Data, the electronic music project of Alan Wilkis.

Nov 28: Blitzen Trapper, “Across The River”: Stumptown’s rootsy rockers Blitzen Trapper come with a new album, All Across This Land, their eighth since 2004.




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