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MUSIC

Ring in a New Year With the Helio Sequence

Their eponymous sixth album got a critical thumbs up, they’ve been remastering old work, and mixing albums for other artists. It's been a big year for the Helio Sequence, one that wraps up this New Year's Eve at Revolution Hall.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/17/2015

MUSIC

Pink Martini's New Seasonal Spectacular Is Coming to a Radio Near You

Get behind me, Scrooge: Portland’s musical royalty bring a blast of full-throated festivity with a new NPR show for the holiday season.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/15/2015

MUSIC

Why Have the Dandy Warhols Become Synonymous With Christmas in Portland?

Behold, four reasons why Portland’s living musical tradition has survived nearly two decades and seemingly consumed McMenamins' holiday programming.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 12/10/2015

MUSIC

What's It Like to Sing With the Portland Gay Men's Chorus? (Hint: Pretty Awesome)

The Portland Gay Men's Chorus is back for its annual holiday spectacle, replete with lights, dancing, and 120 singers radiating holiday cheer. Four chorus members dish on why they're a part of it all.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/09/2015

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

7 Local Gifts for the Arts Aficionado

Books, tickets, records, and art! We've got all you need for the culture buff in your life.

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 12/03/2015

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 3–6

Viva's eye-popping opera (and more fine holiday shows), Modest Mouse and the Portland Cello Project, Live Wire with John Hodgman, and a comic book full of BEER! Our stocking—er, weekend—is officially stuffed.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 12/03/2015

MUSIC

Listen to the Decemberists Playing Tunes From Their Beds

Portland’s online festival Bedstock is back with a line-up of over 40 musicians and writers, playing tunes and reading books from their beds for sick kids.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/01/2015

MUSIC

December: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Modest Mouse, Mötley Crüe, Matt and Kim: December’s concerts bring some serious musical variety to Portland to brighten up the cold, dark nights. Check out our playlist if you don't believe us!

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 11/30/2015

MUSIC

Listen to the New Typhoon Remix Right Here Right Now

Portland’s populous (12 members, give or take) indie rock band Typhoon has teamed up with longtime friends, collaborators, and occasional roommates My Body for a new three-track EP. And we’ve got the first one right here!

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 11/23/2015

THE PROFESSIONAL

The Ballad of Pete Krebs: One Legendary Musician Unites Decades of Portland Music

Close to fame, close to death, or just playing close to home, the songwriter’s saga ties local music together.

  • By Ryan White
  • Published 11/23/2015

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 19–22

SNL's Tim Meadows, Melissa Etheridge, AND the very jazzy Hugh Masakela! Plus, we go "wild" at an art auction, step up for Riverdance, and get handsy at a puppet slam.

  • By Brandon Staley and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 11/19/2015

ART ALL OVER

Broaden Your Horizons: Art Offerings Outside the City Limits

City saturated? These six arts organizations and venues outside the Portland area will have you thinking twice about staying put all winter.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 11/19/2015

CONCERTS

Shook Twins Get Ready to Bring the Heat

American Idol's loss is Portland's gain: the Shook Twins play Rev Hall on Saturday, promising to turn things up with the biggest band yet. Ahead of the show, Laurie Shook holds forth on forging a creative path and that whole golden egg thing.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 11/18/2015

MUSIC

Welcome to Front Row

We’re launching our new one-stop site for venue schedules, tickets, playlists, interviews, and music scene coverage.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 11/12/2015

MUSIC

Viva La Gente: Edna Vazquez's Mass-Funded Music

Portland's onetime mariachi queen wrote a record about loneliness—but it was a community of supporters that brought it to life. Next week she releases her new album at the Old Church. We caught up with her during the making of Sola Soy.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 11/11/2015

MUSIC

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.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 11/04/2015

MUSIC

EL VY’s Brent Knopf on Touring, Trusting Yourself, and Taylor Swift

For his latest project, the former Menomena member partnered with the National front man Matt Berninger to form a brand-spankin’-new alt-rock duo. We’ve got the 411.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 10/28/2015

RAP

Is Shakespeare Getting a Bad Rap? Not if MC Lars Has His Way

MC Lars does literary rap (think of it as a nerdcore subgenre). He's in town next week to share the flow of Poe and why rapping about beat poets is a natural fit.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/22/2015

MUSIC

YACHT’s Claire L. Evans on Coming Back to a Changed Portland

Electro-experimenters YACHT are back on their old stomping ground this weekend. We caught up with singer Claire L. Evans ahead of their Wonder Ballroom gig.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 10/20/2015

MUSIC

How Blitzen Trapper Builds Powerhouse Indie Rock Live Sets

Frontman Eric Earley shares the method behind his live shows.

  • By Jason Cohen
  • Published 10/19/2015
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