Three Portland-based projects perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Alex’s Plaza Restaurant and Bar, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. Four-piece ensemble Lone Madrone will open the show with some foot-stomping country-rock and blues, followed by singer-songwriter and pianist Jake Oken-Berg playing alternative rock and pop. Pianist Brian Copeland will close out the evening with some powerhouse pop. Cover is $5.