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

Cellos & Chardonnay

This Oregon Festival Pairs Chamber Music with Wine

Phenomenal acoustics and pinot noir? The Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival tunes up for its third year.

08/07/2018 By Emily Davis

Q&A

Hip-Hop Phenom and LA Native The Last Artful, Dodgr Pulled a Classic California Trick...

... by advancing her art with a move to PDX. Win for us!

08/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

Music

20 Reasons to Check Out Pickathon on Its 20-Year Anniversary

2018 marks the legendary music fest’s 20th birthday, and it’s as alive and kickin’ as ever.

08/01/2018 By Sam Pape

Video Gold

This New Decemberists’ Video Is Life-Affirming Brilliance

The music video for "Once in My Life" is a seven-minute celebration of being different.

07/19/2018 By Fiona McCann

Music

R&B Phenom Chanti Darling Invites Portland to the Dance Floor

On his debut LP, Chanticleer Trü blends electro-soul, boogie-funk, and house, anchoring it all with his classically trained voice.

07/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Malls to the Wall

An Iconic Portland Mall Seeks Survival in Movies and Music

In the age of online shopping, Lloyd Center doubles down on entertainment.

07/17/2018 By Sam Pape

Musical Mayhem

ODOT Made a Playlist to Soundtrack Your Summer Traffic Hell

And we've got one for those embracing alternative transportation options.

07/09/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

In Memoriam

The Northwest Music World Floods the Internet with Tributes to Richard Swift

Oregon musician and producer Richard Swift died July 3 at age 41. Online, his community mourned the loss.

07/06/2018 By Eden Dawn

Aria Ready?

Pop-Up Opera Returns to Portland This Summer

It's like a food cart, but for opera.

06/19/2018 By Fiona McCann

Party Planning

What Cocktails Should You Drink with Nirvana, Blondie, and Marvin Gaye?

The brother-sister writing duo behind Booze and Vinyl hit Music Millennium with spirited ideas (and recipes) for your next liquor-heavy listening party.

06/05/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Music

Can Black Water Bar Save Portland’s Punk Scene?

With the loss of the Know, the vegan, all-ages, underground music venue steps into the breach.

05/23/2018 With Sam Pape

Music

The World's Most Famous Violinist Just Played at a Portland Recovery Center

Ahead of his Schnitzer hat trick, Grammy winner Joshua Bell performed at Central City Concern.

05/15/2018 By Sam Pape

Music

The Thermals Quit the Band, But Not Each Other

After 16 years, the beloved Portland outfit has disbanded. Here's what the trio is doing next, and how they're helping each other make it happen.

05/08/2018 By Eden Dawn

Music

18 Female Musicians to Watch at Sasquatch Music Festival 2018

The three-day fest, which also features headliners like Bon Iver and Modest Mouse, takes place in Washington May 25–27.

04/26/2018 By Molly Woodstock

The Oregon Woman: Playlist

11 Best New Songs by Oregon Women

Raspy rock, dance pop, and motormouth hip-hop fuel this must-blast playlist.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson