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Song of the Week: ‘Nuestro Amor’ by Sávila

The Portland three-piece casts a gossamer spell in this cut from last summer’s ‘Mayahuel’ EP.

01/21/2022 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘Sundown, Sundown’ by Federale

A sweeping, satisfying cover of Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra

01/14/2022 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘Night Things...’ by M A N E

Portland band brings slippery weirdo-pop of the highest order

01/07/2022 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘Outside’ by Les Gold

The indie rock collective's enthralling single marries campy noir with SoCal sun.

12/24/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘It's Christmas ****!’ by Logan Lynn

The Portland musician/advocate comes for the yuletide crown with an all-time great opening lyric

12/17/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘Losing Sleep’ by Dakota Theim

The first single from the Portland singer-songwriter’s sophomore LP is an effortless slice of wistful ’70s pop.

12/10/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘All Me’ by Kingsley

Urgent, throbbing nu-disco from one of Portland's most promising pop talents

12/04/2021 By Conner Reed

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Portland Monthly’s Essential Winter 2021 Playlist

Chromatics, Decemberists, Jinkx Monsoon, and more: Icy tracks from Oregonians old and new to help you through the dwindling daylight

12/02/2021 By Conner Reed

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Oregon Talent Scores 2022 Grammy Nominations

Japanese Breakfast, Cappella Romana, and a piece commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival score nominations.

11/24/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘My Baby Don't’ by The Shivas

This bright blast of garage rock from the Portland four-piece could put a smile on the faces of the dead.

11/19/2021 By Conner Reed

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The Best Places in Portland to Hear Each Track on Red (Taylor's Version)

Just between us, did the parking garage on NW 12th and Couch maim you too?

11/17/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘Magic’ by Reva DeVito

The latest cut from the Portland R&B singer's upcoming LP is smooth, springy, and irresistible.

11/12/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘Carrot Cake’ by Wynne

This first single from the rising rapper’s upcoming EP is tough, loud, and thrilling.

11/05/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘Charmander’ by Aminé

The bouncy, hyperactive cut from the toast of Portland hip-hop comes complete with a brightly colored, Clifford-cribbing music video.

10/29/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ by Karyn Ann

The Portland singer-songwriter sets the 1918 Sara Teasdale poem to ethereal, playful music.

10/22/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘Formwela 10’ by Esperanza Spalding

One of 13 musical prescriptions on the jazz musician's latest LP, ‘Formwela 10’ is a lush, strange delight.

10/15/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘That River’ by Margo Cilker

This rustic slice of Americana from the Eastern Oregon singer-songwriter boasts a gorgeous vocal melody and an intriguing amount of muscle and blood.

10/08/2021 By Conner Reed

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Song of the Week: ‘Shimanchu’ by Floating Room

Sweet alt-rock disguises a biter pill on the lead single from Maya Stoner’s upcoming EP.

10/01/2021 By Conner Reed

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At TBA 2021, Holland Andrews Gives Tender Micro-Concerts Over the Phone

At TBA 2021, erstwhile Portlander Holland Andrews performs one-on-one micro-concerts.

09/27/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson

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Song of the Week: ‘Body of Water’ by Dolphin Midwives

The Portland producer’s latest places her in conversation with avant-pop freaks like Björk and FKA twigs.

09/24/2021 By Conner Reed