Music

Song of the Week: ‘Michael Corleone’ by Fountaine

On this cut from his July album ‘South of Nowhere,’ the Portland emcee packs Pacino-worthy passion into an endlessly replayable two-and-a-half minutes.

09/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2021 Playlist

Lush, autumnal tracks from Portlanders including Elliott Smith, Esperanza Spalding, The Shivas, and more.

09/14/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Pastel Concrete’ by MAITA

The Portland indie band explores the bewilderment of Santa Monica over driving drums.

09/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

Beth Ditto Will Star with Susan Sarandon in a Country Music TV Drama

Gossip girl enters her Connie Britton era??

09/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: “Smaller Monsters” by Worthington

Brace yourself for fall with a lush cut from the long-lost late-90s Portland/Walla Walla indie rockers.

09/03/2021 By Conner Reed

Performance

16 Months Later, Darrell Grant’s Jazz Opera on Gentrification Hits the Stage

Originally slated to premiere last April, ‘Sanctuaries’ will run September 7–9 outside the Memorial Coliseum.

09/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: “...Better Than Being in Love" by Parisalexa

The rising star’s foggy self-love anthem is a perfect salve for our late-August doldrums.

08/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: “Phases” by Quickly, Quickly ft. Sharrif Simmons

The rising Portland lo-fi producer delivers a vibrant opener to his debut album ‘The Long and Short of It.’

08/20/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Young Rappers Join the Oregon Symphony for a New Protest Anthem

A new music video unites the Oregon Symphony, nonprofits Outside the Frame and Friends of Noise, local rapper Mic Crenshaw, and two rising young stars.

08/19/2021 By Nick Campigli

Interview

The Black Pumas on Busking and Returning to the Road

We caught up with the Grammy-nominated rising star in advance of his August dates at the Roseland.

08/16/2021 By Nick Campigli

Music

Inside the New Portland-Centric Music Festival at Zidell Yards

Parisalexa, Blitzen Trapper, and others will hit the South Waterfront August 14 and 15.

08/13/2021 By Cami Hughes

Film

Is That ... a Decemberists Needle Drop in the New Suicide Squad?

James Gunn’s new superhero flick may be the first to ever feature the lyric, “Like a Rimbaud to Baudelaire before.”

08/06/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

Got a Message? Bellagram Telegrams Will Sing It for You.

Jen Forti talks about founding the Portland-based singing telegram service. Plus: she shows off her old-timey outfit.

08/04/2021 By Marty Patail

Music

4 Takeaways from Swiggle Mandela’s New Album

‘Movie Money’ is a confident, star-studded followup to the Portland rapper's ‘Portlandsterdam’ trilogy.

07/30/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

People Are Loving Portland Rapper Mic Capes's New Album

In Spite of... officially dropped July 20, and the response has been warm.

07/21/2021 By Nick Campigli

Music

Portland Hip-Hop Showcase the Thesis Returns July 1

The popular event will resume its regular monthly schedule at Kelly’s Olympian.

06/30/2021 By Nick Campigli

In Memoriam

Morrison Bridge to Be Lit Purple for Prince’s Birthday

The forecast is dry, but purple rain is always a possibility.

06/04/2021 By Margaret Seiler

News

Esperanza Spalding Is Building a BIPOC Artist Sanctuary in St. Johns

The musician hopes to raise $300,000 by early June to support the project.

05/28/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Spring Playlist

Breezy pop, lush R&B, and Dolly Parton's ode to Oregon: these are your Portland-centric best bets for spring listening.

05/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

An Incomplete Timeline of Portland’s Musical History

From the post-World War II jazz boom to when Courtney met Kurt, these were the moments that shaped Stumptown’s sound.

05/05/2021 By Conner Reed