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.

11/23/2015 By Ryan White

THE ESSENTIALS

October's Pop Culture Hot List

A book about swimming and coming of age in Portland, some big-riffed rock songs, and several stately beasts: We've got the books and albums you can’t miss this month.

10/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

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

MUSIC

Listen to The Lonesome Billies' New Track (And Find Out Why They're Portland's Answer to the Spice Girls)

From seeds to tumbleweeds, Portland's own Lonesome Billies delivers classic country with an edge. So what's with the Spice Girls comparison? 

08/27/2015 By Megan Haverman

THE MORNING AFTER

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

MUSIC

Listen to The Fourth Wall's New Album Right Here, Right Now

Portland band The Fourth Wall has a new album out on Friday, and we’ve got a sneak preview here for your streaming pleasure.

07/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Third Angle Tunes Up on Irvington's Porches

Fresh from their New York City debut, Portland's own contemporary music outfit Third Angle is bringing it home— to homes in Northeast Portland's Irvington neighborhood

06/24/2015 By Fiona McCann

CONCERTS

Portland Band Shy Girls Opens Up with a New Mixtape

Getting to know Dan Vidmar and his minimalist soul: ditch the freak folk and flannel, embrace your inner Luther Vandross.

05/28/2015 By Rene Bermudez

ALBUM PREVIEW

Ferocious Love: You Can Now Listen to Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities to Love”

With their first new album in ten years, the legendary band reunites and high kicks it on Letterman, on Conan, and into your heart.

01/20/2015 By Ramona DeNies

FEATURE

5 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Now

These incendiary acts may be new to the scene, but they’ve already locked into solid grooves of their own. Best of all, you can still catch them at intimate venues—but probably not for long.

05/01/2014 By Ryan White

THE SEASON IN ARTS AND CULTURE

PoMo's Guide to Spring's World-Class Arts Events

Once, Portlanders had to travel to New York or LA for top-shelf dance, music, visual arts, and theater. As this season’s lineup reveals, now we’re the destination.

02/27/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott With Jonathan Frochtzwajg and Nathan Tucker

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: January's Best Local Stuff

This month's hottest Portland-made goods, from a smart reinvention of the cast-iron skillet to Quin's salty black licorice

01/02/2014

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: December's Best Local Stuff

This month's winning finds, from Genki-Su drinking vinegar to community-supported soap

12/02/2013

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: November 2013

Our breakup letter to Garrison Keillor, a new take on 'Our Town,' and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do

10/30/2013

CULTURE

PDX Band Name Generator

As MusicFestNW invades the city's stages this month, we offer (free for the taking) names for the next generation of Portland bands.

09/03/2013

REVIEW

Album Review: Blouse's 'Imperium'

The Portland group's second record reveals rock-and-roll refinement.

08/16/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

REVIEW

Review: Laura Veirs 'Warp and Weft'

The Portland singer's ninth album crackles with vitality and delicate detail.

08/01/2013 By John Chandler

MUSIC

Typhoon's "Thinking About You" Cover

The Portland indie band takes on Frank Ocean's popular ballad in a powerful way.

07/25/2013 By Claire Gordon

FEATURE

Marketing Portland's Music to the Masses

Sara Matarazzo, Chris Funk, and a budding local cluster of music connoisseurs are making Portland a capital for a new music industry, one ad at a time.

07/23/2013 By Aaron Scott