good people share: 0821
this newsletter started with a playlist and calendar of concerts. years later, it’s a regular digest of things that inform and motivate me to share with a community of good people.
dear good people,
despite wishful thinking that summer would bring the (privilege of) post-pandemic reality, the situation remains foolish, uncertain and/or forever.
it has me wondering what’s here to stay - psychological scars, small business closures, insufficient social progress and even common misperceptions.
no matter what comes next, let’s not forget some lighter OG pastimes voice calls, fantasy sports, flossing and tackling that feeling of blah.
if there’s one thing to click this month, spend 22 minutes watching this short documentary (featured during the Olympics) that will remind you of what’s possible when good people connect and come together.
this playlist is updated at the beginning of every month. it’s intended for a spectrum of moods and to be played from top to bottom.
find 4+ years of archived playlists in my spotify bio.
the inmate experience in their own words.
concerts will be weird for both sides of the stage, but we can still miss our favorite independent venues.
understand the colloquial side of racism.
the world should take a cue from these sportsmanship moments in tokyo.
resources to support the 1 in 5 who learn and think differently.
50 of the best graphic design blogs and publications for inspiration.
125 best menswear shops in the US according to a very dapper substack.
i’m clearly underutilizing my iphone camera.
teach me how to pickle.
“by one estimate, three million students nationwide…stopped going to classes, virtual or in person, after the pandemic began.”
treat yourself to a nature walk.
beach vibez thanks to joan and current obsessions thanks to one of KCRWs finest.
netflix and chill with kid-friendly civics lessons.
yet another marc rebillet flex with flying lotus.
great sneaker spill of 1990.
yo-yo ma can hang.
if you’ve ever made the trek to the gorge, you must have thought, why is it here (since it’s “150 miles from nowhere”)? check out enormous: the gorge story — a documentary from 4:08 productions and director nic davis — which chronicles the story of the internationally-renowned concert venue.
newsletter favorite jelani memory continues to expand the platforms powered by @akidsbookabout and recently launched a kids class about series, a masterclass for kids 10–15 years old offering weekly sessions focused on careers, life skills, and big ideas.
check out the first two episodes (the line up and cladestino) in a series of stories featuring the team from república, a delicious “mexico-forward food and drink concept” whose “staff is almost entirely composed of bipoc folks, most of them immigrants or the daughters and sons of immigrants.”
sooj and jef make “art and objects with positive intention” and collaborate with other sustainable and ethical companies trying to make a positive impact.
while it’s encouraging that we can finally support artists, venues and other small businesses IRL, many of us are rightfully keeping our distance, at least through this latest uptick. be safe and read the fine print as many venues require vaccinations (🙌) or even host outdoor shows.
15 - Balto @ Doug Fir Lounge
15 - Portland Flea @ 240 SE Clay Street
15 - Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders @ Providence Park
15 - Sheryl Crow @ Edgefield Amphitheater
17 - Primus @ Edgefield Amphitheater
18 - Not Our First Goat Rodeo: Yo-Yo Ma – Stuart Duncan – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile @ Edgefield Amphitheater
19 - Shamarr Allen @ Jack London Revue
19 - Kishi Bashi with Strings Live @ The Lot at Zidell Yards
19 - Thorns vs. Houston Dash @ Providence Park
19-20 - Black Pumas with Neil Francis @ Roseland Theater
20 - Moorea Masa & the Mood @ The Lot at Zidell Yards
20 - Tango Alpha Tango @ Doug Fir Lounge
20-22 - Montavilla Jazz Festival @ Portland Metro Arts
20-26 - Portland Hip Hop Week @ Various Locations
22 - Josiah Johnson @ The Lot at Zidell Yards
22 - Fitz and the Tantrums @ Edgefield Amphitheater
25 - Thorns @ Gotham FC @ Providence Park
26 - Design Museum LIVE: Portland Social @ Canvas at Press Blocks
27 - Leroy Bell @ Jack London Revue
27-28 - Modest Mouse @ Edgefield Amphitheater
27 - Street Bazaar - 240 SE Clay Street
29 - Gogol Bordello @ Crystal Ballroom
28-29 - Feast Portland: Feast Family Reunion @ The Redd on Salmon
29 - Mt. Joy and Sara Kays @ Roseland Theater
29 - Portland Flea @ 240 SE Clay Street
30-31 - Feast Portland: Claima Stories Feast Edition @ Oregon Contemporary
31 - Counting Crows @ Edgefield Ampitheater
1 - Feast Portland: Claima Stories Feast Edition @ Oregon Contemporary
1 - The Brothers Comatose @ Mississippi Studios
3 - Noah Kite @ Polaris Hall
4 - Snakehips @ 45 East
4 - Thorns vs. Washington Spirit @ Providence Park
4-6 - Art in the Pearl @ The Pearl District
6 - Sylvan Esso and Samia @ Edgefield Amphitheater
6-7 - Bully @ Mississippi Studios
7 - Future Islands @ Roseland Theater
8 - Haley Heynderickx & The Milk Carton Kids @ Aladdin Theater
8 - Rodrigo Y Gabriela @ Edgefield Amphitheater
9 - Bonobo (DJ Set) @ 45 East
9 - The Milk Carton Kids and Hayley Heynderickx @ Revolution Hall
10 - Circles around The Sun @ Aladdin Theater
10 - Lewis Del Mar and Mobley @ Doug Fir Lounge
10 - Federale @ Mississippi Studios
10 - Louis the Child with Jai Wolf @ Edgefield Amphitheater
11 - The Dandy Warhols @ The Lot at Zidell Yards
11 - Michael Franti & Spearhead @ Edgefield Amphitheater
12 - Too Many Zooz + Big Freedia @ Wonder Ballroom
12 - Slabtown Outdoor Market @ Entrance and Parking at The Carson, NW Savier & 21st
12 - New Found Glory + Simple Plan @ Crystal Ballroom
12 - Tame Impala and Perfume Genius @ Moda Center
12 - Marisa Anderson & William Tyler @ Mississippi Studios
12 - Portland Flea @ 240 SE Clay Street
14 - Andrew W.K. @ Revolution Hall
14 - María Isabel @ Holocene
15 - French 79 @ Doug Fir Lounge
15 - Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids @ Providence Park
17 - Alec Benjamin @ Crystal Ballroom
17 - David Sedaris @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
17 - Islands @ Mississippi Studios
18 - Waxahatchee @ Aladdin Theater
18 - Mipso @ Mississippi Studios
18 - PDX Recovery Film Festival @ Revolution Hall
18 - Pink Martini @ Edgefield Amphitheater
19 - Waxahatchee @ Wonder Ballroom
19 - Marty Stuart @ Aladdin Theater
19 - Reptalians @ Mississippi Studios
19 - Kelly Lee Owens @ Holocene
19 - Lake Street Dive @ Edgefield Amphitheater
19 - Timbers vs. LAFC @ Providence Park
20 - Marc Rebillet @ Crystal Ballroom
21 - James Blake @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
21 - Esmé Patterson @ Polaris Hall
21 - Kunzite @ Doug Fir Lounge
22 - Herbie Hancock @ Edgefield Amphitheater
22 - Stephen Lynch @ Aladdin Theater
23 - Dayglow and Arlie @ Roseland Theater
23 - Armand Hammer @ Mississippi Studios
23 - Oasis Knebworth Park @ Cinema 21
24 - Lord Huron @ Edgefield Amphitheater
24 - Street Bazaar - 240 SE Clay Street
25 - Iliza @ Keller Auditorium
25 - Ghostland Observatory @ Revolution Hall
25 - Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake @ Providence Park
25-26 - Mdou Moctar w/ TALsounds @ Mississippi Studios
26 - Arooj Aftab @ Holocene
26 - Portland Flea @ 240 SE Clay Street
28 - Japanese Breakfast @ Crystal Ballroom
28 - Julian Lage @ Aladdin Theater
28 - Jesus Christ Superstar @ Keller Auditorium (thru 3 Oct)
28 - My Morning Jacket and Duran Jones & The Indications @ Edgefield Amphitheater
29 - Caamp @ Crystal Ballroom
29 - Yasmin Williams @ The Old Church Concert Hall
29 - The Felice Brothers @ Doug Fir Lounge
30 - Elderbrook and Gilligan Moss @ Doug Fir Lounge
30 - Jade Bird @ Mississippi Studios
30 - Ford @ Holocene
1 - Lucy Dacus @ Wonder Ballroom
1 - Carbon Leaf @ Doug Fir Lounge
1 - Charlie Parr @ Aladdin Theater
1-7 - Portland Queer Film Festival @ Cinema 21
2 - Thorns vs. OL Reign @ Providence Park
2 - The Skatalites w/ special guest The Bandulus @ Jack London Revue
2 - Madison Cunningham @ Doug Fir Lounge
2 - Angels & Airwaves @ Edgefield Amphitheater
3 - Kiefer @ Holocene
3 - Portland Marathon @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park
3 - Timbers vs. Inter Miami FC @ Providence Park
4-5 - Tennis with support from Molly Burch @ Wonder Ballroom
5 - King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard @ Roseland Theater
5 - The Brook & The Bluff @ Mississippi Studios
5-6 - Wilco @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
6 - Andrew McMahon @ Wonder Ballroom
6 - Thorns vs. Houston Dash @ Providence Park
6 - The Secret Sisters @ Revolution Hall
7 - Middle Kids @ Wonder Ballroom
7 - Bend Film Fest @ Various Locations (thru Oct 17)
8 - Men I Trust @ Aladdin Theater
8 - Arlo Parks and MICHELLE @ Doug Fir Lounge
8 - Khai Dreams @ Holocene
8-30 - Bojangles of Harlem - The Bill Robinson Musical @ Winningstad Theater
9 - Tanya Tucker @ Crystal Ballroom
8 - Shakey Graves @ Revolution Hall
9 - Shakey Graves @ Roseland Theater
10-16 - Portland Film Festival @ Various Locations
12 - Watsky @ Crystal Ballroom
13 - Lawrence @ Wonder Ballroom
14 - Adam Melchor @ Doug Fir Lounge
14 - Vindata @ Holocene
15 - Omar Apollo @ Crystal Ballroom
15 - Stephen Day @ Doug Fir Lounge
15 - Nation of Language @ Mississippi Studios
15 - Portugal. The Man @ Edgefield Amphitheater
17 - shallou @ Doug Fir Lounge
18 - John Hiatt & The Jerry Douglas Band @ Revolution Hall
18-19 - Yo La Tengo @ Wonder Ballroom
19 - Walk the Moon @ Crystal Ballroom
20 - Bleachers @ Crystal Ballroom
20 - Rebirth Brass Band @ Revolution Hall
20 - Franc Moody @ Doug Fir Lounge
20 - Vandoliers and Rob Leines @ Polaris Hall
20 - Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC @ Providence Park
22 - Purity Ring and Dawn Richard @ Roseland Theater
22 - Frazey Ford @ Mississippi Studios
22 - Alina Baraz @ Crystal Ballroom
22 - The Jayhawks @ Revolution Hall
23 - Jungle @ Crystal Ballroom
23 - JMSN @ Doug Fir Lounge
23 - The Wood Brothers @ Revolution Hall
23 - Connan Mockasin @ Polaris Hall
24 - Portland Flea @ 240 SE Clay Street
26 - Wolf Alice @ Crystal Ballroom
26 - Sleigh Bells @ Wonder Ballroom
27 - Summer Salt @ Aladdin Theater
27 - Waterparks @ Roseland Theater
27 - The Struts @ Wonder Ballroom
27 - Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes @ Providence Park
29 - Dan Deacon @ Wonder Ballroom
30 - Thorns vs. North Carolina Courage @ Providence Park