Music

Local Record Store Icon Terry Currier Reflects on Music Millennium Turning 50

The music man talks about the dark days of 2007—and why he's more hopeful than ever for the future of record stores.

03/15/2019 By Marty Patail

Spring Road Trips: Sonic Sidekicks

10 Oregon-Inspired Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Albums

Cue up this playlist for your next Pacific Northwest road trip.

02/26/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Music

A New Concert Creates a Sonic Snapshot of Portland

With creaking pine trees and sizzling power lines, Third Angle’s Habitat explores the soundscapes of the city.

02/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Y La Bamba's New Album Is a Defiant, Bombastic Triumph

And it's been more than a decade in the making.

01/29/2019 By Dez Ramirez

Pop-Up Music

This Guy Will Write You Your Own Custom Theme Song for $2

Tiny Anthems is all about mythologizing you.

01/29/2019 By Sydney Dauphinais

Music

Pickathon Announces 2019 Lineup

Khruangbin, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Mandolin Orange are headed to Happy Valley this summer.

01/21/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Good Riddance

Send Out 2018 with These 7 New Year's Eve Concerts

From local rage masters Summer Cannibals to a honky-tonk holiday show, here's how to ring in the new year in musical style.

12/20/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Beats from Bed

Laika Characters Join Weird Al and Lisa Loeb for Bedstock Benefit

More than 75 musicians unite with the likes of Kubo and Coraline to raise money for sick kids.

11/28/2018 By Fiona McCann

Music

The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus Has Had Quite a Year

Among other feats, the 38-year-old group became the first-ever LGBTQ choir to tour China.

11/20/2018 By Fiona McCann

Trophy Case

These Are the Board Games the Decemberists Obsessively Play on Tour

Guitars: check. Keyboards: check. The Settlers of Catan: check.

11/20/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Signal Boost

Happy 50th Birthday to KBOO Community Radio

After a half century, the community nonprofit is still powered by volunteers.

11/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Music

‘70s-Era Portland Soul Icons Take the Stage in Historic Concert

The Albina Soul Revue showcases some of the best of the city's musical past.

11/13/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

She Shreds Turns 5 with a Blowout Anniversary Show

The pioneering Portland-based magazine—the world's only print publication devoted to women guitarists and bassists—puts on a killer concert featuring Nai Palm, Black Belt Eagle Scout, and more.

10/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Election Season

Portland Musicians Rally for Affordable Housing with Oct 2 Benefit Gig

The Mississippi Studios show—featuring the likes of Kyle Morton, Mexican Gunfight, and Ashleigh Flynn—is in support of two November ballot measures.

10/02/2018 By Emma Luthy

Music

This Pop-Up Concert Series Is Inspired by the Portland Swifts

Fear No Music presents two performances on themes of migration, harmony, and home.

09/20/2018 By Emma Luthy

Music

Tribal Rhythms Meet Riot Grrrl on Black Belt Eagle Scout's New(ish) Album

Portlander Katherine Paul's Mother of My Children gets a big-label release.

09/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fall Fashion

Portland Soul Singers Ural Thomas and Blossom Get Dressed Up to Get Down

Welcome to Fall Fashion 2018, featuring a musical legend and a rising star.

09/11/2018 By Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres

The Shakedown

Portland's Music Scene Has All the Fans. But Is It ... Good?

What’s all this racket?

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Music

8 Projects and People Giving Life to Portland Music

An old-school radio mainstay. A record label that gets DIY bands national buzz. An all-local streaming service. Get to know a few vital forces of our sonic scene.

08/14/2018 By Tiara Darnell, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Sam Pape

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler