Home / Events / Music Calendar / Dr. Lonnie Smith, Nicole Berke

Dr. Lonnie Smith, Nicole Berke

MATTHEW SINGER
7 pm., Sunday April 21 | $20.
Star Theater
13 NW 6th Ave.
 
[TRANSCENDENT JAZZ FUNK] God flows through Lonnie Smith’s fingers. That’s a poetic way of saying the dude plays some of the funkiest organ on the planet. Although known primarily in jazz circles—his career dovetailed with those of Lou Donaldson and George Benson, as well as Miles’ and Coltrane’s, and his most famous albums came out on Blue Note in the ’60s—his eclectic discography ranges from gritty funk workouts to Afro-Latin grooves to psychedelic head trips. In 2012, the good Doctor launched his own record label, Pilgrimage Productions, and Kickstarted a live-in-the-studio project featuring a septet of talented young musicians, delivering a fiery, near-spiritual performance, his Hammond B3 now practically an extra appendage. “The organ ain’t nothing,” Smith told me last year on the eve of his 70th birthday. “It don’t breathe until I breathe.”



Where: Star Theater
Address: 13 NW 6th Ave.

 
 

Star Theater

13 NW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR
97208
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Hop Along, Field Mouse, Lithuania

Thursday, May 28, 2015

[ECSTATIC RELEASE] The sinuous and flitting compositions on Hop Along’s Painted Shut are stellar examples of contemporary indie rock, but frontwoman Frances ...

9 pm | $10.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Barry Manilow

Thursday, May 28, 2015

[FACILE LISTENING] Too wanly inoffensive to rate the first step of a backlash-backlash, yet ineligible for even the fiercest contrarian's aesthetic reappraisal after ...

7:30 pm | $19.75-$129.75
Moda Center 1401 N Wheeler Ave. Portland Web | Map

Future Twin, LiquidLight

Thursday, May 28, 2015

[JANGLE GOTH] Portland janglers LiquidLight fuse together the best elements of the mid-'80s psych-revival from both sides of the Atlantic, culling equally from the d ...

9:30 pm | $8.
Bunk Bar 1028 SE Water Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Star Theater

Device Grips, Medium Troy, Lynx

Friday, May 29, 2015

[SPEARHEAD FUNK] Portland's hip-hop and reggae-fueled multi-hyphenate jammers Device Grips release a new CD.

9 pm | $12.
Star Theater 13 NW 6th Ave. Portland Map

Everything Is Festival: Pajama Jammy Jam featuring Kid 'n Play, Mix Master Mike

Saturday, May 30, 2015

[THROWBACK HIP-HOP] Like most kids my age—including Alicia Keys, who recently booked the duo for her own Pajama Jammy Jam-themed birthday party—I grew up idolizi ...

9 pm | $15.
Star Theater 13 NW 6th Ave. Portland Map

Everything Is Festival: Mind Warriors featuring Andrew W.K. and Greg Barris

Monday, Jun 01, 2015

[ENLIGHTENMENT GOES TO 11] Between his wellspring of posi-party platitudes and his sincerely beloved Village Voice self-help column, it’s safe to reach the ...

8 pm | $18.
Star Theater 13 NW 6th Ave. Portland Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close