B-Sides

Trumpeter Farnell Newton Doubles Down on Portland

Jazz to funk to soul, the trumpeter and songwriter juggles musical genres and countless projects.

11/14/2016 By Casey Jarman

B-Sides

Portlander Katy Davidson Is One of the Finest Songwriters of Her Generation

And now she’s reviving her beloved indie-pop outfit Dear Nora.

10/18/2016 By Casey Jarman

B-Sides

Music Columnist Casey Jarman Takes His Nephew on a Tour of Portland

And tries to show the 14-year-old how live shows are a portal to a better world.

09/13/2016 By Casey Jarman

B-SIDES

What Makes Baby Ketten Karaoke Such an Enduring Force in Portland?

Standby tunes are forbidden at what the New York Times has called “America’s greatest karaoke night.”

07/12/2016 By Casey Jarman

B-SIDES

How Rapper Cool Nutz and Trail Blazer CJ McCollum Make Great Radio in Tigard

Every week, the local hip-hop godfather and shooting guard dish on their favorite jams—and the off-court life of a rising NBA star.

06/13/2016 By Casey Jarman

B-SIDES

Will Portland Finally Get an All-Ages Music Space?

The city’s underage music fans have few places to go. A new nonprofit aims to change that.

05/16/2016 By Casey Jarman

MUSIC

Can Friends of Noise Pull Off an All-Ages Music Space in Portland?

Columnist Casey Jarman speaks with board members of the new nonprofit and finds plenty reason for hope.

05/16/2016 By Casey Jarman

B-SIDES

Drinking with Richmond Fontaine’s Willy Vlautin

In a new column, Casey Jarman delivers dispatches from Portland’s music scene.

04/15/2016 By Casey Jarman

MUSIC

Willy Vlautin on Richmond Fontaine’s Farewell and the Price of Living Hard

The author and Richmond Fontaine front man talks art rock, playing wasted, and his legendary Portland band’s final days.

04/15/2016 By Casey Jarman

MUSIC

What’s Next for Portland’s Legendary Music Scene?

From dystopian hip-hop to sexy, space-age doo-wop, five fascinating artists craft a wild new soundtrack for the city.  

01/25/2016 By Casey Jarman

Mudroom

30 Seconds With…Ron Jeremy

Club Sesso mascot Ron Jeremy waxes philosophical on the potential of a sex club across the street from a synagogue or church.

07/20/2009 By Victoria Nguyen