This Frontier Needs Heroes
and Paula Boggs Band
Singer-songwriter Paula Boggs of the Paula Boggs Band had an interesting career trajectory. Before deciding to pursue music, she scaled the heights of the military and then corporate world. In the Army, Boggs was an Airborne Officer, served on the White House Iran Contra task force and, most recently, was top legal counsel for Starbucks. The singer now ventures toward her true calling as a "soulgrass" musician with her six-piece band. The band incorporates jazz, world music, rock, soul, folk, and bluegrass. They join This Frontier Needs Heroes, a duo specializing in heartfelt Americana. 9 pm. Thursday, June 25. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.
Kool Stuff Katie and Happy Otherwise
Though both Portland-based indie rock bands, Kool Stuff Katie and Happy Otherwise have completely different sounds. Kool Stuff Katie doesn't include a band member named Katie, instead the garage-rock duo is made up of Shane Blem and Saren Oliver. The duo met after Blem placed an ad on Craigslist seeking a performer with certain skills. After spending time as a trio, Oliver learned drums and took over the kit. Both Blem and Oliver contribute vocals to the energetic rock 'n' roll sound, with slight tinges of pop catchiness. 10 pm. Saturday, June 27. Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St. $5.
This Nashville duo is made up of Haley Grant on guitar and Kaylee Jasperson on bass. Both women sing vocals, which harmonize together beautifully. The two bonded over a mutual love of folk/Americana music and began creating their own in 2013. Currently, they're touring the country in support of their album, Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush. Expect sweet melodies, original songs, popular covers and interesting stage banter. The girls' vocals blend together to create soulful and colorful Americana music. 7-9 pm. Tuesday, June 30. GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr.