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Source Suggests 5/7-5/15 

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Karla Bonoff and Jimmy Webb

With a recording pedigree springing from the '60s L.A. folk and rock scene, Karla Bonoff and Jimmy Webb are best known for contributions to other artists (i.e., writing songs for The Fifth Dimension, Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt). But they are stepping out from behind the scenes, and the duo is set to offer selections from their respective canons, as well as bits and pieces of Linda Ronstadt's legacy. After all, Bonoff and Webb did write a handful of songs on her 1989 Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind album. (DJC)

Sun., May 11| 7:30 pm.

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.


Marv Ellis

Even before Macklemore's song about thrifting brought acclaim for Northwest hip-hop, Eugene-bred Marv Ellis was getting his band together—and it's actually a live band. The veteran MC assembled a sax player and an upright bassist in addition to his DJ. Luckily, Ellis has enough perspective on the genre to steer clear of jacking the Roots' sound. Instead, he's crafted a mellowed strain of the genre, beholden to turntable cut ups and lackadaisical, west-coast flows. (DJC)

Sat., May 3 | 10 pm.| Dojo, 852 NW Brooks St. | $3.

Jesse Cook

With a mop of curly blonde hair that rivals Kenny G, the troubadour musician Jesse Cook learned from, and now rivals, the best of the nuevo flamenco guitarists across the world. In the early '90s Cook was mentored by his neighbor, modern flamenco virtuoso Nicolas Reyes, the lead singer of the Gipsy Kings. Not a traditionalist, Cook incorporates jazz and folk, making for wildly worldly gypsy fusion. (BB)

Wed., May 14

8 pm.

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.


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