May at Alberta Rose

May brings another full schedule of performances at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St. A couple of highlights are Stephanie Schneiderman and John Gorka.

Stephanie Schneiderman, with her full band plus a string ensemble, takes the stage Friday, May 6, 8 pm. Blending elements of folk, indie pop music, Americana and electronic music, Schneiderman’s songwriting is often compared to artists like Imogen Heap, Regina Spektor and Jem. 

Beloved indie rockers Swansea will open the show. The group combines artful narrative and atmospheric sweep with a touch of dancey, off-the-cuff toughness, drawing comparisons to LCD Soundsystem & Santigold. Tickets: $18 advance general admission/ $22 at the door.

Saturday, May 14, 8 pm John Gorka, perhaps the quintessential iconic singer-songwriter of the 80’s folk scene, makes his only Portland tour stop on this stage. The shy, wry and sensitive singer-songwriter has honed his craft and persona into an unmistakable image that has been both copied and parodied. But the old coat he wove still fits and still suits him well. The old songs ring as true as they ever did and the new ones are just as good.

Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door. Gorka has requested that all attendees provide proof of full course vaccination and for masks to be worn while inside.

Minors are allowed at both shows when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visit albertarosetheatre.com to purchase tickets and for a full listing of shows.

Photo: singer-songwriter John Gorka

May at Alberta Rose

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