March 2014

Every Thursday in April / May: McMenamins Ringlers Pub-

1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

7pm - The Windshield Vipers - (New McMenamins house band) Lex Browning, Dan Schauffler, Tom Royer, Rich Gooch, Jon Koonce - This is a real fun night. There will be a different guest every week sharing the second set w/ the house band. All styles of music are welcome. The spirit of loose,but grooving the unexpected and music for music sake. Come on down, we love it. JK.

 

Thurs. April 3rd - Ringlers Pub - (New McMenamins House Band) 7pm

Fri. April 4th - Rock Creek Tavern - Jon Koonce Trio 9pm

Sat. April 5th - Mark's On The Channel - Jon Koonce Trio Scappoose, OR 9pm

Mon. April 7th - Muddy Rudder - Sellwood- Jon solo - 7:30pm

Thurs. April 10th - Ringlers Pub - (New McMenamins House Band) 7pm

Fri. April 11th - Rock Creek Tavern - 9pm Jon plays drums w/Peter Pants

Sat. April 12th - Grand Lodge - Forest Grove - Jon solo 7pm

Sun. April 13th - O'Connors - Country Side of Sunday 7pm

Mon. April 14th - Laurelthirst Tavern - Jon plays drums w/Peter Pants 6pm

Thurs. April 17th - Ringlers Pub - (New McMenamins House Band) 7pm

Fri. April 18th - The Lehrer - (Canyon Lane, Beaverton) Jon Koonce Trio w/ Twangshifters

Sat. April 19th - We will not be at Spud Monkeys.

Weds. April 23rd - Crystal Ballroom - (New McMenamins House Band) Opens for: Jefferson Starship 8pm

Thurs. April 24th - Ringlers Pub - (New McMenamins House Band) 7pm

Mon. April 28th - Laurelthirst Tavern - Jon plays drums w/Peter Pants 6pm

MAY 2014

Thurs. May 1st Ringlers Pub - (New McMenamins House Band) 7pm

Fri. May 2nd - Rock Creek Tavern - Jon Koonce Trio - 9pm

Thurs. May 8th - Ringlers Pub - (New McMenamins House Band) 7pm

Sat. May 10th - Whiskey Festival N.W. - Jon plays drums w/ Peter Pants

Sun. May 11th - O'Connors - Country Side of Sunday 7pm

Thurs. May 15th - Ringlers Pub - (New McMenamins House Band) 7pm

Fri. May 16th - Hotel Oregon - UFO Fest. (New McMenamins House Band) 7pm

Thurs. May 22nd & May 29th - Ringlers Pub - (New McMenamins House Band) 7pm

Sat. May 24th - River City Saloon - Hood River - Jon Koonce Trio 10pm

Willamette Week Pick

Jon Koonce and One More Mile

[FOLK] Last year, local singer-songwriter Jon Koonce released his fourth album, It Can Never Happen Here, to little fanfare. Its tough songwriting and crisp instrumentation, though, have made the work a slow-growing standout among recent local-folkie releases. Koonce's indignant political stance on songs like the title track and "Rich Man's War" (an original, not the Steve Earle tune) invests the album with a particular urgency, though even when he's tackling personal issues instead, his gritty voice and plainspoken lyrics lend gravitas. Koonce is an overlooked talent deserving wider exposure in Portland and well beyond. JEFF ROSENBERG. 8 pm. McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 Old Cornelius Pass Road., 645-3822. Free. All ages.