Profile

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Is Ready to Feel Again

With the release of her first book, Crying in H Mart, and third album, Jubilee, the Eugene native is exorcising her grief and looking for somet...

04/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland-Born Smash ‘I Can’t Wait’ Turns 35

The plastic-disco thumper by Nu Shooz was an early MTV staple.

04/01/2021 With Conner Reed

Music

The New Guard in Portland Music

A who's-who of the talents pushing Stumptown's sound forward

03/25/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

A Timeline of Vaporwave’s Vektroid-Fueled Intersection with Portland

At the center of vaporwave’s rise is local music producer and multidisciplinary artist Ramona Xavier, a.k.a. Vektroid.

03/18/2021 By Suzette Smith

Music

What Might the Future of Live Music Look Like in Portland?

Advocates hope venues will rethink their profit models and center young, diverse talent when the COVID haze clears.

03/14/2021 By Christen McCurdy

Interview

Portugal. The Man’s Zachary Carothers on Releasing Oregon City Sessions

“We're just trying not to be too precious with things anymore … Rock and roll is not perfect. If you want perfect music, don't listen to Portugal. The Man.”

02/25/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Profile

19-Year-Old Portland Rapper Daniyel Is the Next Big Thing

With a viral music video under his belt and a project about 82nd Avenue in the pipeline, Daniyel is poised to take Portland hip-hop by storm.

02/25/2021 By Conner Reed

Music Video

Watch M. Ward’s New Warhol and Lynch-Inspired Video

Portland photographer Holly Andres directed the dreamlike “Violets for Your Furs” clip.

02/19/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Music

5 Can't-Miss Shows at the 2021 PDX Jazz Festival

The virtual festival runs February 18–27 and will feature livestreams from Portland to Brooklyn to Cuba.

02/17/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Conner Reed

Holidays

Viral Star-Spangled Singers Reunite to Sing for Peace

This will give you all the feels.

12/22/2020 By Fiona McCann

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Winter Playlist

Reimagined holiday classics, warm Americana, and rainy hip-hop by homegrown talent to keep you warm

12/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Q&A

M. Ward on His New Billie Holiday Tribute Album Think of Spring

“It seemed like an especially good title for having endured the year 2020, as we all have. Looking forward to better days.”

12/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Music Video

Portland Emcee Wynne Lays Down Bars Outside the Original Hotcake House in New Video

“In the Morning” is a new bonus track from her 2019 mixtape If I May..

11/14/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Aminé Drops Visual for "Woodlawn"

The clip doesn’t go quite as hard on the Portland landmarks as “Shimmy” did, but it’s still a delight.

10/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

PREMIERE: Logan Lynn Releases Gucci-Clad, Blood-Soaked Video for New Single "Rich and Beautiful"

The synth pop stomper is the first cut from an upcoming album scheduled to drop after the new year.

10/15/2020 By Conner Reed

Politics

Death Cab for Cutie Team Up with Stacey Abrams to Fight Voter Suppression

The indie band and Georgia politician join forces to educate voters, one private song at a time.

10/14/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Music

Portugal. The Man’s New Single Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The song is a collaboration with "Weird Al" Yankovic and Indigenous artists.

10/12/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Fashion

Sávila Pairs Bold Visuals with Soothing Sounds

The three-piece Portland band looks forward by looking back.

09/23/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2020 Playlist

Old favorites, new discoveries, rising stars: these are your Portland-grown best bets for autumn listening.

09/22/2020 By Conner Reed

Art is Resistance

Rose City FM: The Sound of the Protests in Portland

How the music emanating from the nightly demonstrations is driving momentum and energizing the movement.

09/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo