Corner Gospel Explosion
If you are actually looking for gospel music then you might have stumbled into something you weren't expecting, but just as downright marvelous. Always unpredictable and sonically adventurous, Corner Gospel Explosion defy genre just as easily as they wail on their reverb-heavy indie rock sound. With no two shows ever ending up the same, this is a band always worth catching, no matter the venue or day of the week.7 pm. Thursday, Nov. 12. McMenamins Old St. Francis School. 700 NW Bond St. No cover.
David Ryan Harris
With his brand new album Lightyears now available, David Ryan Harris embarks upon his NW Tour. You might recognize him from John Mayer's band (where he crooned and played guitar) or from playing and producing artists like the Dave Matthews Band, Santana, and Marc Broussard. Harris describes this tour as "bare bones and intimate" and should make for a phenomenal night of music 8 pm. Thursday, Nov. 12. Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St. $12.
Jim Brickman is celebrating 20 years in music by embarking on what he is calling "The Platinum Tour." The songwriter and pianist is the most charted adult contemporary artist to date with six gold and platinum albums. His collaborations with Johnny Mathis, Olivia Newton-John, and Megan Hilty, combined with two Grammy nominations and five PBS specials, make this a night of music not to miss. 7:30 pm. Friday, November 13. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $28-$53.