PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 1–4

Fireworks and Tchaikovsky. A "truth booth" video confessional. Ages and Ages in a hometown show. A century-spanning collection of black art. Ready to send summer out, Portland?

09/01/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Kailla Coomes


Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 9–12

Funkmasters Ural Thomas and the Pain celebrate their debut LP, Caravan Palace brings electro-swing to the Crystal, Weekend at Bernie's returns to the stage, and Pedalpalooza kicks off a month of bike fun.

06/09/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Lisa Dunn, and Fiona McCann


June: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

From legendary filmmaker and composer John Carpenter to local R&B favorite Kimberly Monique, Portland in June promises a killer lineup of live performances.

06/02/2016 By Lisa Dunn and Rebecca Jacobson


Singer-Songwriter Laura Gibson to Essayist Sally Tisdale: April’s Pop Culture Hot List

The concert, web series, and book you can’t miss this month.

03/25/2016 By Fiona McCann


How Do You Make a Hit Web Series? The Creators of One Portland Show Have Some Answers

The Benefits of Gusbandry is generating national buzz. Creator Alicia J. Rose tells us how it all came about.

02/05/2016 By Jack Rushall


6 Things We Learned from Christine McKinley's Physics for Rock Stars

McKinley teaches us how to make the laws of the universe work in our favor in her new book—or, at least explains a thing or two our high school teachers failed to. Book Release Party June 15

06/12/2014 By Danielle Klenak


Ages and Ages' "Divisionary" Is a Sophomore Salute to Perseverance

The local band's anthemic folk-pop channels past and present obstacles into soaring triumphalism. Mar 1 at Mississippi Studios

02/25/2014 By Nathan Tucker


New Moons Rising

Viva Voce, Portland Cello Project, Richmond Fontaine, Red Fant, and the Prids are among the bands carrying on the DIY tradition championed by Fred and Toody Cole.

07/27/2009 By Kim Winternheimer, Robert Runyon, Laura Klairmont, and Bart Blasengame

Rock Out

Fly Girls

The minute Katie Alto, 13, lowers her drumsticks, becomes—well, a kid. “This one’s called ‘Global Warming,’ she says. "And it’s an original? It’s gotten a lot of controversy lately, like on talk shows? But we wrote it, and it’s what we believe. So, yeah

05/19/2009 By Alexis Nelson