Music

Billy Joel Hits the Moda Center in December for First Solo Portland Concert in a Decade

Sing us a song (or a few), you're the Piano Man.

02/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Jazz

PDX Jazz Celebrates the Centurions, Sans Jimmy Mak’s  

This year’s festival fetes three jazz legends—Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, and Buddy Rich—all born 100 years ago.

02/16/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Portland Music

A New Elliott Smith Podcast Hits Your Earbuds

Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast promises interviews with Jack Black, Gus Van Sant, and Anderson Cooper as well as a previously unheard conversation with the late Portland singer-songwriter himself.

02/03/2017 By Fiona McCann

Playlist

February 2017: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Like an overstuffed mailbox full of Valentines, Portland’s concert scene is about to explode. Get ready with our playlist.

02/02/2017 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

The Essentials

PDX Jazz Festival to the Last Artful, Dodgr: February’s Pop Culture Hot List

The album, festival, show, and book you need to know this month.

01/23/2017 By Fiona McCann

Music

Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Sallie Ford Changes Course

The Portland musician’s second solo album is her most confessional work to date.

01/23/2017 By Arlo Voorhees

Music

Charles Bradley, Dinosaur Jr., and Drive-By Truckers Are Pickathon Bound

The annual Happy Valley hoedown has announced its initial lineup of 42 international and local acts.

01/19/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Music

Radiohead Comes to Portland in April—for First Time Since 1996

The iconic rock band embarks on a brief US tour before headlining Coachella.

01/17/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Playlist

January 2017: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

If you haven’t settled on a resolution (or already broken it), you might find inspiration listening to some of the musical maestros coming through town this month. From Dar Williams to DeVotchKa, check out our playlist for January.

01/04/2017 By Jason Buehrer, Ko Ricker, and Rebecca Jacobson

The Essentials

Kyle Morton’s Solo Album to Grimm, January’s Pop Culture Hot List

The show, album, book, and TV series you can't miss this month.

12/20/2016 By Fiona McCann

Winter Relaxation: Survival Guide

13 Secrets of Winter Relaxation Every Portlander Must Know

From cheap massages to board games to cuddly kitties, here’s how to survive the season.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn, Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Playlist

December: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

The Handsome Family, Pere Ubu, Justin Townes Earle, and more prove that Portland music hasn’t been completely taken over by sugarplum fairies, singing Christmas trees, and surly elves.

11/29/2016 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

Music Festival

Portland Musicians Team Up with Moby and Norah Jones for Bedstock

The online music festival for sick kids returns, and it’s “bigger and bedder” than ever.

11/29/2016 By Fiona McCann

Jazz

Jimmy Mak’s Announces Plans to Close Permanently

Now's your chance to own a legendary jazz club!

11/28/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Arts Spaces

Last Call at the Know You Know

NE Alberta’s iconic rock venue is moving out.

11/23/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Arts News

Northeast Portland Has a Brand-New Theater Space

The Fremont Theater opened its doors in October and is already filling its calendar with kindie rock, storytelling shows, and radio dramas.

11/21/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Music

Aminé Slams Trump's Victory on Jimmy Fallon

The Portland rapper denounced the president-elect during his guest appearance on The Tonight Show.

11/16/2016 By Fiona McCann

Music

Pink Martini Keeps It Positive with Je Dis Oui!

We talk to the band’s founder, Thomas Lauderdale, about happiness, politics, and why conga lines are a must.

11/15/2016 By Fiona McCann

Pop Culture

Your Ultimate Portland Pop Culture Cheat Sheet

What are the movies, books, comics, songs, and pop culture moments (as found on YouTube) that define our city? We’ve brought them all together, right here.

11/14/2016 Edited by Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: Music

Stumptown Soundtracks: A Hard-Rocking Portland Playlist

These heart-racing tunes will help fuel your anger about rising rents, social ills, or fluoride.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann