Live Bands

Perry Street Shakedown feat. Sir Mix-A-Lot, Milonga, B Radicals, Bandit Train, DJ Teej

When: Sat., Sept. 12, 1:30-10 p.m. 2015

Back for just its second year, the expanded three-day Perry Street Shakedown is going big by bringing Northwest hip-hop legend Sir Mix-A-Lot to its outdoor stage. Yes, the “Baby Got Back” MC closes down Saturday night’s festivities at the free event — although the entire South Perry Pizza parking lot serves as a 21+ beer garden; admission is $3. Headlining Friday night is Vancouver, B.C.’s Five Alarm Funk, who threw one of the biggest dance parties of the year at the previous Shakedown. Meanwhile, Sunday night closes out with local faves Mama Doll and Montana-bred folksters the Lil’ Smokies. Note that nearby Lantern Tap House also hosts a sour beer tasting and offers live music starting at 10 pm (following the outdoor shows): Cathedral Pearls on Friday and the Hoot Hoots on Saturday.

Laura Johnson

Price: Free/$3 for beer garden