MUSIC

10 Under-the-Radar MusicfestNW Acts You Must See

Skip the big names for these amazing underground artists. (Plus, win tickets to a dance party!)

08/29/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Slideshow

Slide Show: Fall Arts Guide 2013

We asked the arts organizations included in our Fall Arts Guide to step inside the photo booth, and here are their crazy results—–knives, wigs, babies, and all!

08/20/2013

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tix to Chris Isaak at the Zoo

We're running a "wicked game" to give away two passes to the singer and guitarist's August 25 zoo show.

08/13/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Slideshow

Slide Show: Pickathon 2013

Feist makes you cry (before rocking the amp), Andrew Bird strips down, and Sharon Van Etten compares Pickathon to summer camp. We have it all in pictures.

08/12/2013

CONCERTS

Pickathon Slide Show Recap

Feist makes you cry (before rocking the amp), Andrew Bird strips down, and Sharon Van Etten compares Pickathon to summer camp. We have it all in pictures.

08/12/2013 By Aaron Scott

MUSIC

Q&A: Paul Allen on His Star-Studded Album

The Microsoft co-founder (and Blazers owner) releases a benefit record today with the likes of Joe Walsh, Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Chrissie Hynde. We’re kind of jealous.

08/06/2013 By John Chandler Edited by Aaron Scott

MUSIC

Stream Typhoon's New Album, 'White Lighter'

The album is due out August 20, but you can listen now at NPR.

08/05/2013 By Aaron Scott

MUSIC

Remembering Elliott Smith

Collaborators and friends of Elliott Smith share their favorite memories and songs before a star-studded memorial show.

08/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

CONCERTS

Profile: Summer Cannibals

The Portland rockers release their debut album, No Makeup, on August 1 at Mississippi Studios. But mostly, we talk rock and roll, cheap beer, and side boob.

07/27/2013 By Emily Gravlin

OUT AND ABOUT

Special Bamboo Entry to Pickathon Festival

This year the music will sound even better once you walk through the entry gate made by PSU architecture students for a design-build studio.

07/25/2013 By Kristin Belz

FEATURE

Marketing Portland's Music to the Masses

Sara Matarazzo, Chris Funk, and a budding local cluster of music connoisseurs are making Portland a capital for a new music industry, one ad at a time.

07/23/2013 By Aaron Scott

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tix to Steve Martin with the Symphony

The comedian plays banjo—yes, he does that—with the Oregon Symphony and bluegrass combo Steep Canyon Rangers Oct. 3. We've got two tickets to give away.

07/22/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

EVENTS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 18–21

Just about every music festival and artist you want to see is performing this weekend. Take a look at our picks to figure out your sonic and outdoors schedule.

07/18/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Claire Gordon

DEALS

The Jupiter Hotel Goes Postal

The lowdown on the Jupiter Hotel's VIP Suite package during The Postal Service's Rose Garden tour stop

07/09/2013 By Emily Gravlin

Slideshow

Slide Show: 10 Years of PDX Pop Now!

In its 10th year, the all-ages, all-volunteer, all-free festival stands as a pillar of the Portland music scene. Watch a slideshow of what makes it unique.

06/14/2013

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to the Dandy Warhols

The Portland veterans play the entirety of 'Thirteen Tales of Urban Bohemia' on its 13th anniversary. June 19–20 at the Wonder Ballroom

06/13/2013 By Claire Gordon

CONCERTS

The Lumineers Tickets on Sale Now

The toe-tapping radio stars play the Memorial Coliseum on September 22. Also on sale: Death Cab for Cutie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the National, and more.

06/06/2013 By Claire Gordon

EVENTS

PDX Pop Now! Compilation Release Party

Don't miss this sampling of Portland's best up-and-coming artists, including local favorites Radiation City, Y La Bamba, Wampire, and more! Several perform on June 14 at Backspace.

06/05/2013 By Claire Gordon

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Q&A: Portugal. The Man's John Gourley

The Portland band courts major-label success with a swirling, psychedelic, Danger Mouse–produced new album.

06/03/2013 By Robert Ham

MUSIC

The Thermals’ New Video Is a TKO

Get knocked out by the Thermals in their music video for the ‘Sunset.’

05/21/2013 By Aaron Scott