There's just something about a deep voice that blends perfectly into country music. James Otto has that manly, deep, yet not-quite-so-gritty voice that combines so well with modern country hooks. Perhaps best known for his 2008 country music hit, "Just Got Started Lovin' You," Otto returns to the storytelling saddle after a self-imposed hiatus with the easy-going, "Somewhere Tonight." In tune with his latest hit, forget your worries, bust out your cowboy boots and prepare for an evening of boot-scootin'. Cheyenne West opens. 8 pm, Friday, March 13. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $16/adv.
Bazooka Zoo and Beach Party
With a name like Bazooka Zoo, it's easy to imagine the band blowing bubblegum bubbles the sizes of their heads while rocking out in animal costumes. Sadly, not quite the case, but Nevada's Bazooka Zoo does act as a rock-and-roll music collective, working with a variety of musicians and collaborators to create psychedelic, spacey jams. Bazooka Zoo takes influence from Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Minus the Bear and many more, which becomes apparent upon listening to its original, multidimensional songs. Portland's Beach Party joins Bazooka Zoo with its psychedelic, surf and punk rock signature blend. 9 pm. Friday, March 13. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.
Annual Jim Jam
This annual event organized to honor the birthday, the spirit and the music loved by Jim Witty brings together musicians to pay tribute to their friend in a campfire sing-a-long style jam (sans fire). Bring your instruments and your voices to this unplugged event that shares familiar music that can be enjoyed by all. Musicians and singers play "in the round," taking turns jamming and playing songs. Everyone is encouraged to participate. 1 pm-4 pm. Sunday, March 15. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.