music

Song of the Week: ‘Formwela 10’ by Esperanza Spalding

One of 13 musical prescriptions on the jazz musician's latest LP, ‘Formwela 10’ is a lush, strange delight.

10/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Culture

Prominent Portland Artists Name Their Favorite Local Creators

We asked some of the Rose City's brightest which Portlanders have helped them through the pandemic.

10/11/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘That River’ by Margo Cilker

This rustic slice of Americana from the Eastern Oregon singer-songwriter boasts a gorgeous vocal melody and an intriguing amount of muscle and blood.

10/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 7–13

A pair of horror double features, Freddy Krueger onstage, brainy below-the-belt comedy, and more.

10/07/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

Todd Haynes’s New Velvet Underground Doc Opts for Immersion over Handholding

The Portland director discusses his first documentary, which throws the uninitiated headlong into the ’60s downtown art world—to invigorating effect.

10/05/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Shimanchu’ by Floating Room

Sweet alt-rock disguises a biter pill on the lead single from Maya Stoner’s upcoming EP.

10/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 30–Oct 6

The Symphony returns, TBA winds down, an Iranian vampire classic comes to the Clinton, and more

09/30/2021 By Conner Reed

TBA

At TBA 2021, Holland Andrews Gives Tender Micro-Concerts Over the Phone

At TBA 2021, erstwhile Portlander Holland Andrews performs one-on-one micro-concerts.

09/27/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Body of Water’ by Dolphin Midwives

The Portland producer’s latest places her in conversation with avant-pop freaks like Björk and FKA twigs.

09/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 23–29

Japanese Breakfast comes to the Crystal, Oregon Contemporary opens a new show, a ’90s fringe classic screens at the Hollywood, and (much) more.

09/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Culture

On This Day in Portland Art History...

Autumn is a fruitful time for the arts. Here are some key fall-month high points in Stumptown's history.

09/20/2021 By Conner Reed Illustrations by James Heimer

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

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 16–22

TBA kicks off, Back Fence returns, Herbie Hancock comes to town, and more

09/16/2021 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

Television

Portland’s Jimmie Herrod Competes in the Finale of America’s Got Talent

Herrod has to make one last push to become the million dollar act.

09/14/2021 By Cami Hughes

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

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 9–15

The Dandy Warhols hit Zidell Yards, comic con comes to town, Kickstand wraps up its Laurelhurst Park series, and lots more.

09/09/2021 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