Your Guide to the 2016 Spring Arts Season

From thrash metal to Thornton Wilder, acrobat lumberjacks to Leon Bridges, we present our picks for the season’s sweetest tickets.

03/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies


Slide Show: Parquet Courts Treats PDX to Good Ol’ Fashioned Punk Rock

The Brooklyn band blasted the Rose City with killer guitar riffs and high-energy antics at their Wonder Ballroom show.

02/25/2016 By Emma Mannheimer


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 25–28

Lewis Black puts on his angry face, New Orleans funk comes to the Crystal, and Romeo and Juliet do some pirouettes. Send February out with a bang.

02/25/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Rebecca Jacobson


Wanna Hear All-New Songs from Some of Portland’s Best Bands—for Free?

Boone Howard, And And And, Genders, the Domestics, and more. They’ve all joined forces for a new record showcasing Portland’s music scene right now.

02/24/2016 By Fiona McCann


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 18–21

The PDX Jazz Fest pays tribute to the legacy of John Coltrane, films from all over the globe hit screens all over Portland, and a "slow tech" devotee takes on the digital age. Happy weekend, everybody.

02/18/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies


Rap Group Migos, Triumvirate of the Dab, Comes to Wonder Ballroom

The Atlanta-based trio brings their signature dance—and a new album—to Portland on Tuesday, February 23.

02/17/2016 By Marty Patail


Maggie Morris of Genders Gets Personal with Solo Project Sunbathe

The local indie rocker from Genders and the dear, departed Youth has a new solo project, titled Sunbathe, that's already garnering a fan base all its own.

02/03/2016 By Jack Rushall


Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair to Kick Off US Tour in Portland

The dream of the '90s will return to Portland when Billy Corgan’s beloved band starts a 19-city tour at the Schnitz in March. Tickets go on sale Friday.

02/02/2016 By Fiona McCann


February 2016: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Troye Sivan visits from South Africa, Julia Holter comes from Los Angeles, and lots of local artists offer lively performances during the month of love.

02/01/2016 By Jack Rushall


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 28–31

Unknown Mortal Orchestra brings home the Multi-Love, the hilarious Hari Kondabolu calls us names, Mavis Staples hits the screen, and mochi gets made at PSU. Go crazy, Portland.

01/28/2016 By Ramona DeNies


February's Pop Culture Hot List

The art, the film festival, the concert, and the book you can't miss this month.

01/27/2016 By Fiona McCann


Listen to New Move’s New Album Right Here Right Now

Plus front man Jesse Bettis on how a knife in his side altered the album's course.

01/27/2016 By Fiona McCann


Portland-Born Trumpeter Chris Botti on Why the Kardashian Approach Doesn't Work for Jazz

But it's still fun to play with Lady Gaga and hang out with Sting.

01/26/2016 By Jack Rushall


What’s Next for Portland’s Legendary Music Scene?

From dystopian hip-hop to sexy, space-age doo-wop, five fascinating artists craft a wild new soundtrack for the city.  

01/25/2016 By Casey Jarman


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 21–24

Epic charisma alert! On stage this weekend: Josh Ritter, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nathan Brannon, and Bri Pruett. Plus Book of Mormon packs up.

01/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz


The Crystal Ballroom Turns 102, and Everybody Is Invited

Portland's iconic venue is turning 102 on Sunday, and throwing a mighty, musical birthday bash. For free.

01/20/2016 By Jack Rushall


This Portland Singer Is Going to ISIS-Controlled Syria for a Peace Concert

He calls himself the “Peace Troubadour,” and has sung in Iraq and Bosnia. Now he's bringing his classical guitar to Syria to "sing prayers of peace."

01/14/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz


Josh Ritter Brings His 'Oracular Honky Tonk’ to Portland

He’s earned comparisons to Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, but the one-time PDX resident told Portland Monthly why he’s pumped to live in the age of Kanye West and Jay Z.

01/13/2016 By Fiona McCann


El Vy Pays Tribute to Bowie on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Portland's Brent Knopf joined El Vy bandmate Matt Berninger and New Orleans' Stay Human for a tribute to the late star on last night's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Added bonus: Matt Sheehy (of Ramona Falls and Lost Lander) on bass.

01/12/2016 By Fiona McCann


January.... A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Josh Ritter, JD McPherson, and Jessica Lea Mayfield: The new year is playing host to a plethora of musical acts, from homegrown greats to international superstars—and we have the playlist to prove it.

01/04/2016 By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies