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

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Phases’ by Quickly, Quickly ft. Sharrif Simmons

The rising Portland lo-fi producer delivers a vibrant opener to his debut album ‘The Long and Short of It.’

08/20/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Inside the New Portland-Centric Music Festival at Zidell Yards

Parisalexa, Blitzen Trapper, and others will hit the South Waterfront August 14 and 15.

08/13/2021 By Cami Hughes

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Winter Playlist

Reimagined holiday classics, warm Americana, and rainy hip-hop by homegrown talent to keep you warm

12/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2020 Playlist

Old favorites, new discoveries, rising stars: these are your Portland-grown best bets for autumn listening.

09/22/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to to Take Your Mind Off the Apocalypse: Week of April 29

The Portland Monthly staff shares the non-pandemic content getting us through the week.

04/30/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Profile

Portland's 'Chinatown Dance Rock' Band Takes Its Final Bow

Following their final show at the Doug Fir, we take a look back at the music and legacy of the Slants.

11/15/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Music

Brian Hall, Marketing Man Turned Musician

After releasing its second album, Hall's Band Tents will end its tour at Bunk Bar on Thursday.

10/16/2019 By Alli Weseman

Local Music

New Compilation From Tender Loving Empire Flaunts Portland Talent

Paradise Hotel brings together thirteen local artists under one groovy banner.

08/01/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Music

Reptaliens Are a Trippy Sci-Fi Band Time-Traveling from 1991—and We Dig It

The Portland group's inspirations include Of Montreal, Philip K. Dick, and of course, Gorgon, ruler of the third dimension.

04/25/2019 By Marty Patail

THE PROFESSIONAL

The Ballad of Pete Krebs: One Legendary Musician Unites Decades of Portland Music

Close to fame, close to death, or just playing close to home, the songwriter’s saga ties local music together.

11/23/2015 By Ryan White

THE ESSENTIALS

October's Pop Culture Hot List

A book about swimming and coming of age in Portland, some big-riffed rock songs, and several stately beasts: We've got the books and albums you can’t miss this month.

10/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

How Blitzen Trapper Builds Powerhouse Indie Rock Live Sets

Frontman Eric Earley shares the method behind his live shows.

10/19/2015 By Jason Cohen

MUSIC

Listen to The Lonesome Billies' New Track (And Find Out Why They're Portland's Answer to the Spice Girls)

From seeds to tumbleweeds, Portland's own Lonesome Billies delivers classic country with an edge. So what's with the Spice Girls comparison? 

08/27/2015 By Megan Haverman

THE MORNING AFTER

35 Picture-Perfect Moments From Musicfest NW

See all the MFNW 2015 action you missed with our slideshow recap.

08/24/2015 With Tuck Woodstock

MUSIC

Listen to The Fourth Wall's New Album Right Here, Right Now

Portland band The Fourth Wall has a new album out on Friday, and we’ve got a sneak preview here for your streaming pleasure.

07/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Third Angle Tunes Up on Irvington's Porches

Fresh from their New York City debut, Portland's own contemporary music outfit Third Angle is bringing it home— to homes in Northeast Portland's Irvington neighborhood

06/24/2015 By Fiona McCann

CONCERTS

Portland Band Shy Girls Opens Up with a New Mixtape

Getting to know Dan Vidmar and his minimalist soul: ditch the freak folk and flannel, embrace your inner Luther Vandross.

05/28/2015 By Rene Bermudez

ALBUM PREVIEW

Ferocious Love: You Can Now Listen to Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities to Love”

With their first new album in ten years, the legendary band reunites and high kicks it on Letterman, on Conan, and into your heart.

01/20/2015 By Ramona DeNies