Music

Inside Portland's Booming House Show Scene

DIY home venues are back in full swing as omicron recedes. Can they handle the influx of fun-starved partygoers?

04/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Live Music

Review: British Pop Star Dua Lipa at the Moda Center

The ‘Levitating’ and ‘New Rules’ singer’s Future Nostalgia tour, postponed since 2020 due to the pandemic, brought all kinds of fans

03/30/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Holidays

Where to Ring in the New Year in Portland

Greet 2022 in style, with the Dandy Warhols, a night of dancing, or a Haitian cooking class

12/27/2021 By Cami Hughes and Karly Quadros

Sports

Fans Set to Return to Outdoor Sporting Events at Limited Capacity in Oregon

The Portland Thorns’ April 9 game will be Oregon’s first live major sporting event with fans in the stands since the Blazers played on March 10, 2020.

03/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Music

What Might the Future of Live Music Look Like in Portland?

Advocates hope venues will rethink their profit models and center young, diverse talent when the COVID haze clears.

03/14/2021 By Christen McCurdy

Nostalgia

Today’s Internet Artifact Is This 20-Year-Old ‘Portland Mercury’ Music Calendar

Some musicians have died, some have retired, and some would still have gigs this week if not for COVID-19.

05/30/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We’re Coping

This LaurelThirst Co-Owner Has Swapped Pub Life for a Grocery Delivery Van

Musicians know how to show up on time, says Lewi Longmire, and they definitely know how to pack a van.

05/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We’re Coping

This Blues Guitarist Feels Lucky to Have Family, a Pension, and Bacon Bread

Taking a forced break from performing, Norman Sylvester is sharing music and doing push-ups at 74.

04/11/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Extreme Makeover

Should the Dalles Get a $500,000 TV Makeover?

The Columbia Gorge city is in the running for a $500,000 makeover courtesy of Hulu and Extreme Makeover's Ty Pennington.

01/14/2020 By Julia Silverman

Q & A

Scott Thompson Brings His Fashion Icon Character, Buddy Cole, to Portland

The Kids in the Hall star talks coming out in the '80s, making punk rock decisions, and how Buddy Cole is here to help us.

07/15/2019 By Eden Dawn

RADIO

Live Wire! Is Back—and We're Pumped For This Season

All hail the return of Live Wire!, which—with one live taping down and six more to come—offers a startacular lineup this season, including Jesse Eisenberg, Meghan Daum, and Evil Dead's Bruce Campbell.

10/05/2015 By Tuck Woodstock