MUSIC

Road Trip! One Portlander's Musical Journey Across America

Take one Portlander, one playlist, one continent and one Mini Cooper Clubman van and what do you get? Cover of America, is what...

07/01/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Australia's Princess of Pop Lenka Hits Portland June 19

The Aussie star on Bjork, Brad Pitt and that song from Moneyball

06/10/2015 By Rene Bermudez

BOOKS

The Grateful Dead's Rhythm Devil Blows Through Town

In a new memoir, drummer Bill Kreutzmann flashes back on Aldous Huxley, Janis Joplin, co-drummer Mickey Hart, and, yes, LSD.

05/20/2015 By Rene Bermudez

MUSIC

Bringing Bluegrass Home: Portland's Tony Furtado on Leaving the Labels Behind

Banjo and slide guitar player Tony Furtado brings his Americana-meets-indie-rock sound to his newest release, The Bell.

05/14/2015 By Jayce Wagner

MUSIC

The Ten Best Magnetic Fields Songs (In Alphabetical Order)

With Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt in town, we flipped through his back catalog and got hung up on 69 Love Songs all over again.

05/06/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

How the Kingsmen's Singer's Story Defines the Beauty and Tragedy of Rock

Jack Ely, the screamer behind Portland music's most legendary moment, has died.

04/30/2015 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 16–19

It's Obama! (Ok, Tommy Davidson.) And! Nacho Duato, David Hockney, Prokofiev, and some very naughty puppets.

04/16/2015 By Ramona DeNies

Article

Classical Crooners: Boyz II Men Meets the Oregon Symphony

Boyz II Men are joining the Oregon Symphony for a night of symphonic soul. But how did this happy marriage come about? We comb through their respective timelines to find out what brought the nineties soulsters and our own Symphony together at last.

04/01/2015 By Rene Bermudez

MUSIC REVIEW

Kings of the Keller: The Decemberists Bring it Home

Back from an international tour, Portland’s resident rockers return home for a sold-out, kick-ass performance.

03/23/2015 By Cervante Pope

MUSIC

5 Reasons Bad Religion Still Has Something To Say

If you liked Bad Religion back then, you’ll like them even more now. We check in on the LA punk rockers and why they're still relevant three decades on.

03/19/2015 By Cervante Pope

MUSIC

This Is How Portlanders Celebrate Decemberists Day

How to prove a city supports one of its biggest bands? Give them an official day, a collaborative art project, and swarm them with adoration.

01/22/2015 By Eden Dawn and Cervante Pope

ARTS NEWS

Revolution Hall's Opening Weekend Line-Up Announced

The new music venue housed in Washington High School opens its doors in February with Dan Savage, Live Wire Radio, Wild Ones, and Alialujah Choir.

12/19/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

MUSIC NEWS

Modest Mouse Releases a New Single and Announces the Album Is On The Way

The Portland-based band teased its first single in eight years via Instagram. Listen to "Lampshades On Fire" now. Album out March 3.

12/15/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

CONCERT

The Alluring Electronics of Magic Fades

Portland's genre-spanning electro-R&B duo delights your ears with its sophomore project, Push Thru, and an album release concert on Dec. 6.

11/25/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

MUSIC

What Do David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and the Talking Heads Have in Common? This Man.

Meet one of the lesser-known geniuses of the recording industry—your favorite artist’s favorite guitarist, Adrian Belew. His Power Trio plays the Aladdin Nov. 8.

11/04/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

ARTS NEWS

The Decemberists' Colin Meloy Announces New Album from a Brooklyn Street Corner

The Portland indie folk rockers have a new album on the way, or so the lead singer said to an impromptu audience gathered on a Williamsburg corner before playing one of the new songs.

10/24/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

MUSIC

The Rumors Are True: A New Sleater-Kinney Album Is On The Way

After a decade apart, Portland's iconic rock threesome announces it's reuniting for a new album and tour.

10/20/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

REEL MUSIC

Critic's Picks for the Reel Music Film Festival

Elliott Smith, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and Nas are just four of the must see movies at this year's Reel Music. Oct 10–22

10/06/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

CONCERTS

Q&A with T-Pain, Lord of the Party

The Grammy winning R&B star talks about strip clubs, homophobia, and the endurance of Auto-tune ahead of his Friday performance at Roseland.

07/31/2014 By Marty Patail

CONCERTS

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Run Through Town

The indie darlings play Mississippi Studios on Sunday on the heels of their recent release, 'Only Run,' an electronic departure from the twee guitar riffs that made them famous. We review the album.

07/30/2014 By Schuyler Keenan