MUSIC

What the Festival Is Nearly Bro-Free!

And other true facts ahead of Oregon's funnest little electronic festival.

06/16/2016 By Marty Patail

DISPATCH

How Buying a Party Palace Helped the Dandy Warhols Survive

Without their 10,000-square-foot Odditorium in Northwest Portland, would the band have become elder statesmen of this city’s music scene?

05/19/2016 By Aaron Scott

PLAYLIST

May: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Paul Simon, Leon Bridges, Richmond Fontaine, and Deep Sea Diver—it's all coming together in Portland this month, our first post-Prince. We salute the Purple one and more in this 20-song playlist culled from live shows lined up for May.

05/09/2016 By Michelle Porter

MUSIC

If You Don’t Love Aretha Franklin’s 'Ain’t No Way,' You’re Probably a Robot

We talked to beloved Portland record producer Tucker Martine, ahead of Songs We Love Live—Tiny Desk Concerts' touring show—coming to the Doug Fir on May 9.

05/05/2016 By Lisa Dunn

MUSIC

Five Places Beach House Brought Us Last Night

The Baltimore–based band went for a journey via their Crystal Ballroom show on Thursday, and invited Portlanders along for the ride.

04/29/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

THE ESSENTIALS

Summer Cannibals to Phil Knight: May’s Pop Culture Hot List

The album, book, festival, and play you can’t miss this month

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

TRIBUTE

The Many (Wonderful) Faces of Prince

Oh, this is what it sounds like. We take a moment to honor the style evolution of a legend.

04/21/2016 By Eden Dawn

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

Take Some Blues, Gospel, and Electronic Music on a Walk through Kenton

A new audio tour guides listeners on a musical ramble through the North Portland neighborhood.

04/13/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

MUSIC

What Can Jazz Teach Us About Inequality?

A new project by the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble takes the stories of three heroic Oregonians to help us look to the future. With added jazz, of course.

04/07/2016 By Jack Rushall

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 7–10

Shook Twins play the Doug Fir, nondancers get their groove on, and the curtain goes up on a slew of new theater productions. Welcome to the weekend.

04/07/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

MUSIC

Famously Anonymous Rockers the Residents Train Their Eyeballs on Portland

The avant-garde rockers play the Aladdin, in a show that includes a screening of a documentary mining their 40-plus-year career.

04/07/2016 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Hammer of the Gods: Murray Perahia’s Epic Portland Challenge

With hand surgeries now behind him, the legendary pianist is back to perform Beethoven’s jaw-dropping masterpiece, Hammerklavier.

04/07/2016 By Thomas Cobb

MUSIC

Portland Opera's Christopher Mattaliano on How He Met Stephen Sondheim through a Fan Letter

And why he’s putting on a Sondheim celebration at the Alberta Rose.

03/31/2016 By Jack Rushall

MUSIC

April: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

From Prince Rama’s ’80s inspired psych rock to Elgar’s 1908 classic Symphony no. 1, the concert scene in Portland this month runs the musical gamut.

03/29/2016 By Claire Colby

THE ESSENTIALS

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

PORTLAND'S FUTURE

Five Young Portland Artists on the Verge

From a St. Johns rapper to a preteen actor, these are the rising stars to watch.

03/25/2016 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Dream of the '90s? Portland Wakes Up to the New Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan and his crew embarked upon their month-long acoustic mission last night at the Schnitz.

03/23/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

MUSIC

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