Music

Vic Mensa Talks Police Brutality, Musical Evolution, and Touring with Jay-Z

The Chicago rapper joins Hov at the Moda Center on December 14.

12/01/2017 By Andre Jemison

Music

Dead Moon's Fred Cole Was One of the Greatest Northwest Rock Singers Ever

The Portland legend died last week, but his unearthly frontier howl lives on.

11/13/2017 By Zach Dundas

Mississippi/Williams: Activities

5 Places to Play in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

It’s all about board game battles, great bands, and boxing rings.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Indie Pop

A Tegan and Sara Walking Tour of Portland

These tracks from the The Con will help you navigate the city in advance of their sold-out Revolution Hall show.

10/25/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Music

Tender Loving Empire Marks a Decade of Music

Take a spin through the catalog of the beloved Portland indie label and boutique.

10/16/2017 By Fiona McCann

Everyday Activism

Drink and Dance to Aid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

A pair of local bars offer fancy cocktails while the Crystal hosts a bomba-and-salsa blowout to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria.

10/03/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Benefits

Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and More Join Forces in Portland

Five musical legends come to the Aladdin for a show supporting education for refugees around the world.

09/28/2017 By Fiona McCann

Music

Hear Your Favorite Portland Bands Play Live by the Sea

Stackstock is a brand-new music festival bringing Colin Meloy, Pure Bathing Culture, and more to Cannon Beach this weekend.

09/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

Advertising

A Portland Ad Agency Plays Matchmaker with Bands and Brands

"This is like a young fawn in the forest."

09/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Art of Resistance

In the Age of Trump, Portland Artists Clap Back

From a climate change song cycle to a drag queen in a Trump mask, here's how local creators resist.

08/14/2017 By Fiona McCann

Music

Aminé Just Dropped His New Album and It Was Worth the Wait

Weird and funny and thoughtful, Good for You is a freewheeling follow-up to the Portland rapper's 2016 viral hit "Caroline."

07/28/2017 By Marty Patail

Music

Portland Folk Duo Lenore Is Ready to Roar

Rebecca Marie Miller and Joy Pearson make sweet, fierce harmonies on their forthcoming debut album.

07/18/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Music

Three Years In, Portland Indie Hip-Hop Label Eyrst Heats Up

With artists like Myke Bogan, Blossom, and the Last Artful, Dodgr, the local label makes a national stamp.

07/10/2017 By Fiona McCann

Tall Boy

Meet the Portland Guy Who Invented PBR’s Hipster Cred

Matt Slessler is "national brand ambassador" for Pabst Blue Ribbon. How'd he score the sweet gig?

07/10/2017 By Jason Cohen

Music

Perfume Genius Talks Fashion, Feminine Energy, and Touring Under Trump

We caught up with the chamber-pop sensation and style icon ahead of his Revolution Hall show.

07/06/2017 By Eden Dawn

Hip-Hop

Aminé’s New Song 'Turf' is a Gut-Punching Gentrification Lament

“They kickin' out the blacks and all the houses getting clones.”

06/26/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Classical Music

Chamber Music Northwest Puts the Spotlight on Women Composers

Twenty-two women are featured in this year’s Summer Festival.

06/22/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

The Essentials

From Boone Howard to a New Graphic Memoir by Nicole Georges, July's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, festival, record, and dog you can't miss this month

06/12/2017 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

From Beth Ditto to Wonder Woman, June's Pop Culture Hot List

The records, dance show, and books you can't miss this month

05/15/2017 By Fiona McCann

Music

Newly Landed Portlander Justin Townes Earle Makes Country Relevant

The son of folk legend Steve Earle abandons the South for freer-thinking territory.

05/15/2017 By Fiona McCann