Music

Aminé Speaks

The Portland rapper on his new album, growing up Black in the Pacific Northwest, and leaning into uncertainty.

08/07/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Sufjan Stevens Wrote a Song About the Rajneesh

"My Rajneesh" is the second Sufjan track this month.

07/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Black Lives Matter

Who’s the Portland Opera Singer with a Viral Video and a TV Invitation from Kelly Clarkson?

Meet Emmanuel Henreid, and his new project, Livin' in the Light.

07/04/2020 By Fiona McCann

Music

Aminé Drops Second Music Video in One Week

The Portland rapper appears beside UK emcee Slowthai on Disclosure's "My High," six days after dropping the visual for "Riri."

06/30/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Damian Lillard Drops New Track "Blacklist"

The NBA season may be suspended, but D.A.M.E. Dolla is laying down bars for Black Lives Matter.

06/10/2020 By Marty Patail

Thesis Statement

How the Thesis Became Portland’s Premiere Hip-Hop Showcase

Thesis—like everyone else—is trying to figure out how to survive as a digital entity.

06/01/2020 By Donovan M. Smith

Nostalgia

Today’s Internet Artifact Is This 20-Year-Old ‘Portland Mercury’ Music Calendar

Some musicians have died, some have retired, and some would still have gigs this week if not for COVID-19.

05/30/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We’re Coping

This LaurelThirst Co-Owner Has Swapped Pub Life for a Grocery Delivery Van

Musicians know how to show up on time, says Lewi Longmire, and they definitely know how to pack a van.

05/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Television

Aminé Makes His HBO Debut

Yes, that was the Portland rapper you saw on Insecure explaining the branches of US government.

05/12/2020 By Fiona McCann

How We’re Coping

This Blues Guitarist Feels Lucky to Have Family, a Pension, and Bacon Bread

Taking a forced break from performing, Norman Sylvester is sharing music and doing push-ups at 74.

04/11/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We’re Coping

For the DJs at KMHD Jazz Radio, the Show Must Go On

Creating his shows in a home studio, Derek Smith says listeners can still count on the station for uplift and hope.

04/07/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Binge TIme

Oregon-Made Books, Films, TV, and Music to Binge Right Now

Chances are, you're about to be home for a while. Here are some Portland-centric picks to add to your queue.

03/14/2020 By Fiona McCann and Conner Reed

Jazz Fest

Thundercat Was at Home Among Jazz Fans at His PDX Jazz Fest Set

The bassist set aside the hits and played dazzling solos for a rapt crowd at Portland Art Museum last Saturday.

03/06/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Lords of Portland

Check Your Head With These Two Limited Edition Blazers Caps Designed by Portugal. The Man

The hats are only available through Rip City Clothing Co.

03/06/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Music

Aminé Drops Portland-Heavy New Video

The "Shimmy" video features Biketown bikes, Providence Park, and some love for the new PDX carpet.

02/26/2020 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture

Katy Perry Survived a Sunriver Gas Leak

From "Wide Awake" to fast asleep in seconds flat

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Sing King

Why Did Mobile Karaoke King Baby Ketten Put Down Roots?

Convenience, mostly. And community.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Spring Arts: Music

Meet Gabriel Kahane, the Oregon Symphony’s New Creative Chair

The Brooklyn-based composer brings an agenda to the brand-new role.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Legendary Music Festival Vortex is Coming Back This August

The upcoming festival honors Vortex I with music, history, and volunteerism

02/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo