Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 7–10

The Portland Book Festival returns, BodyVox tackles Shakespeare with Death and Delight, and Cherokee Nation member Brenda Mallory opens a new show at Upfor.

11/07/2019 By Conner Reed, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Inspiring Creativity

Bringing Music Education Back to Oregon Schools

Through her nonprofit Music Workshop, Portlander Amy Richter harnesses the power of technology to lighten the load for strapped educators.

10/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Music

One of Portland’s Best Musicians Is Dropping Her First Album in 6 Years

Amenta Abioto’s latest examines what it means “to not take pain so seriously.”

10/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Interview

Kim Petras on Elvira, the 'Monster Mash,' and Her Dream Collaboration

The rising pop star will come to the Roseland this Thursday to support her Halloween record Turn Off the Light.

10/22/2019 By Conner Reed

Music

Rising Portland Hip-Hop Star Dodgr Headlines at the Roseland

She'll appear alongside fellow Portlander Maarquii at a show hosted by Portugal. The Man.

10/17/2019 By Conner Reed

Music

Brian Hall, Marketing Man Turned Musician

After releasing its second album, Hall's Band Tents will end its tour at Bunk Bar on Thursday.

10/16/2019 By Alli Weseman

Music

Summer Cannibals Make a Fresh Start with Songs of Power and Resilience

The band returns to Mississippi Studios this weekend to support their new album Can't Tell Me No.

09/27/2019 By Alli Weseman

PDX Airport Guide: Music

PDX’s Airport Music Program Brings Buskers Inside

The volunteer musicians can’t be so loud they drown out boarding announcements.

09/23/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Photography

This Portland Photographer Puts Heavy Metal Battle Jackets in Focus

Peter Beste's Defenders of the Faith turns a lens on metal fans' leather- and denim-heavy regalia.

09/23/2019 By Casey Jarman

Music Alert

Carrie Brownstein Brings the Pain in New Sleater-Kinney Video

Mud, guitars, and fine china collide in the clip for “Can I Go On.”

09/05/2019 By Conner Reed

Festival

New St John's Festival Promises Hip-Hop and . . . Fishing

River cleanup, fishing lessons, a water ceremony, storytelling, and music: Welcome to the inaugural Illamette Festival.

08/21/2019 By Tiara Darnell

Music

Damian Lillard Is Dropping a New Album This Friday

Big D.O.L.L.A. has 10 tracks and brings back Lil Wayne.

08/07/2019 By Marty Patail

Local Music

New Compilation From Tender Loving Empire Flaunts Portland Talent

Paradise Hotel brings together thirteen local artists under one groovy banner.

08/01/2019 By Brendan Nagle

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: August 2019

Pickathon returns to Pendarvis Farm, Michelle Wolf plays Helium, Lost Lander drops a new album, and Lents hosts its fifth annual Chicken Beauty Contest.

07/24/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Performance

Universo Marries Latin Pop with Sonny & Cher

Joaquin Lopez’s “electro-pop emotion concert” explores the little stuff—sex, love, queerness, and the phases of the moon.

07/10/2019 By Conner Reed

Cowabunga

How a Rural Washington Grange Birthed a ‘Forest Grunge' Band

Giants in the Trees—Jillian Raye, Ray Prestagard, Erik Friend, and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic—play Portland Monthly’s Cowabunga food festival on Saturday, July 13.

07/09/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Coffee

A Review, of Sorts, of Stumptown’s New Iggy Pop Coffee Collaboration

Some musings on the punk icon's new beans.

06/25/2019 By Conner Reed

Pop-Up Pianos

This Organization Brings Rescued Pianos to the Streets of Portland

The orphaned instruments—which are tuned up and then decorated by artists—return for an eighth summer of impromptu, al fresco playing.

06/25/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Music

Strange Ranger Returns for First Portland Show Since Relocating to Philly

The indie-rock band plays the Doug Fir in anticipation of forthcoming album, Remembering the Rockets.

05/31/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Music

Sleater-Kinney Drops New St. Vincent–Produced Single

"Hurry On Home" is fierce and danceable, with a cheeky lyric video directed by Miranda July.

05/30/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson