SOUL'D OUT: DR. LONNIE SMITH
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Melting soul, R&B, and jazz, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith has used the past five decades and more than 70 albums to create an astounding catalog of phenomenal jazz. Tonight he swings through town as part of the Soul'd Out Music Festival. You don't want to miss it. ERIK HENRIKSEN
ÓLÖF ARNALDS, THE OCEAN FLOOR, JORDAN O'JORDAN
(The Woods, 6637 SE Milwaukie) When describing the painfully intimate sounds of multi-instrumental folkstress Ólöf Arnalds it's tempting to be distracted by her Icelandic homeland. But if you can expand your musical horizons past lazy comparisons to another Iceland-based female singer with an "ö" in her name (who, coincidentally, Arnalds has collaborated with), you'll quickly find yourself lost in the visceral sounds of a singer with a lovely voice that will haunt you long after the houselights come on. Last year's Innundir Skinni was critically adored, but wildly slept-on here in the States. Don't make that mistake: Bring your finest handholding partner and prepare yourself to be mesmerized by your new favorite umlauted singer. EZRA ACE CARAEFF
A complete listing of this week's shows can be viewed here.
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