You’ve only seen the tips of icebergs (or my head above the clouds) on this site so far… Soon we’ll have the full build of The Village put together. I’m still out there seeing shows, following the news, and stoked for the opportunity to offer a new voice. I scoured the Internet and the local weeklies, and here’s what looks interesting in Inner SE this weekend.

Comedian John Caparulo is at Helium Comedy Club this weekend. 1510 SE 9th * Fri: 7:30 pm, 10 pm, Sat: 7:30, 10 * $25 GA, $33 reserved


I’ve never heard of him before today, but I like what Ethan Tucker’s putting out there. The following is a fun video of him with G Love and Michael Franti. Opening: Joy Pearson Jazz Band + Chris Carpenter Band. Alhambra Theater, 4811 SE Hawthorne * $8 adv, $10 door * 9 pm 

Don’t forget about bluegrass / old time at Laurelthirst Tavern. (Do you really need a link? It’s bluegrass— you probably either like it or you don’t.) James WallaceAustin Quattlebaum  2958 NE Glisan * 9:30 pm * $5


Portland Soundcheck III, at the Aladdin Theater, is a mixed-genre “selection of musicians on the cusp and national successes” in Portland. This show features: Liz Vice (video below), Samsel & the Skirt, Nate Botsford, Brant Colella, Harper 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. * 8 pm * $15 adv, $16 doors

Fireballs of Freedom rock ably. They’re playing with Crush Hazard + The 63 Fremonts. Club 21, 2035 NE Glisan * 9 pm * free