Why Horror Master John Carpenter Plays Music for the 'Movies in Your Head'

The legendary director behind Halloween was in town this week to perform original scores to films that don't exist. We talked to him about making the music before the movie.

06/14/2016 By Marty Patail


I Got Slayer Tickets. So Now I Have to Go.

The thrash metal titans play the Roseland this Sunday. Cool. I'll be over here in the corner rocking quietly.

03/16/2016 By Ramona DeNies


Your Guide to the 2016 Spring Arts Season

From thrash metal to Thornton Wilder, acrobat lumberjacks to Leon Bridges, we present our picks for the season’s sweetest tickets.

03/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies


Rap Group Migos, Triumvirate of the Dab, Comes to Wonder Ballroom

The Atlanta-based trio brings their signature dance—and a new album—to Portland on Tuesday, February 23.

02/17/2016 By Marty Patail


2016 PDX Jazz Fest: What Would Coltrane Dig?

From Dianne Reeves to Coltrane’s own son Ravi, this month’s citywide jazz spectacular pays tribute to a legend who would have turned 90 this year. These are the shows we think he’d catch.

02/17/2016 By Ramona DeNies


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 11–14

Bill Maher hits the Schnitz, Grace Potter plays the Roseland, and the Symphony does a live-score Star Trek. Plus: vice-riddled tales of Portland and the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. It's the weekend—seize it.

02/11/2016 By Ramona DeNies, Rebecca Jacobson, and Alex Keith


January’s Pop Culture Hot List

The concerts, the book, the talk, and the movie you can’t miss this month.

12/21/2015 By Fiona McCann


9 Shows and Stage Spectaculars to Make the Holidays Last All Month Long

Behold, our roundup of festive events to carry you through the jolly season.

11/23/2015 By Fiona McCann


A Whole Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Macy Gray, Glen Hansard, Blitzen Trapper, and Jeff Daniels: It’s quite a month for live music in Portland. We’ve put together a playlist of our 20 picks in town in November to help you fill your concert calendar.

11/04/2015 By Emma Mannheimer


How Blitzen Trapper Builds Powerhouse Indie Rock Live Sets

Frontman Eric Earley shares the method behind his live shows.

10/19/2015 By Jason Cohen


Win Tickets to Ben Folds at the Roseland

The smooth-voiced, piano-playing singer-songwriter is back with a new album—in collaboration with a chamber music ensemble—and plays at the Roseland Theater on September 15.

09/10/2015 By Fiona McCann


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 10–13

XOXO, Portland! Also heating up the weekend: Brandi Carlile, Ursula Le Guin, Salman Rushdie, comics Russell Peters and Jessimae Pelsuo—and so much more (at) TBA!

09/10/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman


10 Reasons We Should All Have a Crush on Brandi Carlile

The Seattle native is in town this weekend for two nights of concerts on the Edgefield lawn. Didn't get tickets? Click through some live videos and spend some time getting to know Brandi Carlile a little better.

09/09/2015 By Allison Jones and Alex Madison


Top Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Winding up summer with the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, the Portland Film Festival, and Art in the Pearl. And! Ben Harper, Bill Papas, and riot grrrls.

09/02/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman


35 Picture-Perfect Moments From Musicfest NW

See all the MFNW 2015 action you missed with our slideshow recap.

08/24/2015 With Molly Woodstock

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Guide to 2015 Summer Concerts and Festivals

From Edgefield to Pickathon, Sasquatch to the Zoo, book your summer concert calendar with our 2015 guide!

05/04/2015 By Ramona DeNies


Review: The Decemberists’ 'What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World'

The local indie kings return from a four-year absence with an infectious, eclectic album that reveals a band all grown up. Out Jan 20

01/15/2015 By Cervante Pope


Revolution Hall's Opening Weekend Line-Up Announced

The new music venue housed in Washington High School opens its doors in February with Dan Savage, Live Wire Radio, Wild Ones, and Alialujah Choir.

12/19/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


The Alluring Electronics of Magic Fades

Portland's genre-spanning electro-R&B duo delights your ears with its sophomore project, Push Thru, and an album release concert on Dec. 6.

11/25/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


Justin Timberlake: Bringing Classy Back

Timberlake proved himself the heir of not just MJ, but Sinatra, in a production that included a transforming set and 20,000 screaming fans.

11/21/2014 By Aaron Scott