I first saw The Barr Brothers at a Eugene show where they opened for Austin, Texas rock-blues musician Shakey Graves. Playing a short but impressive setlist spotlighting tracks from their “Sleeping Operator” release and their new EP, their easygoing, highly … Continue Reading
Alternative rockers War on Drugs kept fans delighted and spellbound at their sold-out Crystal Ballroom show in Portland last night. The band was tight and well-rehearsed as one song after another was pulled from their 10-year repertoire.
“The main reason for this blog is to say a huge thank you to every person who has supported our third album and helped it to reach number 31 in the UK album charts.” So reads the latest blog post … Continue Reading
Portlanders had their turn to experience a full slate of commendable artists as Passport Approved’s current slate of inductees buzzed through town, performing live Friday night at the Rose City’s Doug Fir Lounge.
Released last year, “Listen” by Great Britain’s pop champions The Kooks is such an enjoyable compilation of pleasing musical moments we think it merits a slightly tardy – but very hearty, recommendation.
Blues Rock musician Hozier and Iceland’s new singer-songwriter Asgeir may have set a new record for the number of bodies able to squeeze into Portland’s popular Crystal Ballroom Friday night. Nary a square-inch of spare space could be found at … Continue Reading
On her second consecutive night of shows at Portland’s Aladdin Theater, American rock, folk and blues-singer Lucinda Williams set the house a-fire with a splendid assortment of songs from her illustrious career.
English Indie rock band Little Comets released an astonishing 3 new Extended Play (EP) recordings last year, the most recent being their splendid, under-the-radar “The Sanguine.” It’s an excellent example of how the most talented bands today find ways to … Continue Reading
We at PRP recently gave a thumbs up to the dreamy music of Australian blues guitarist Hamish Anderson . This month, from Sydney Australia, we’re delighted to bring you news about music of another genre, that of Little May. … Continue Reading
If you listen regularly to Portland Radio Project you’re well-familiar with the station’s attention to details – particularly when it comes to music and musicians. Are you making holiday gift lists for friends, or has your special someone asked you … Continue Reading
Much is always being written about Indie musicians and Indie bands, but there are so many great Indie acts out now – especially this year, it seems, it’s harder than ever to keep up. But keep up we shall, and … Continue Reading
The great country of Ireland can’t seem to stop pumping out stellar music this year. In 2014 we’ve watched the rise of Irish rock band Kodaline and relished the debut album of meteoric singer-songwriter Hozier, also from Ireland. Before … Continue Reading
The beloved heartland rock band Augustana, along with England’s alt-pop darlings Scars on 45 are scheduled to play Portland soon. So get focused, procure tickets and gather your friends up for a night of fun…here’s why.
One of America’s favorite blues-rock bands, The Black Keys, and rising star, English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, enthralled an almost-full house Friday night at Portland’s Moda Center. Concertgoers dressed appropriately for the Halloween night, though there were few tricks and far … Continue Reading
Thinking about starting your holiday shopping early, or looking for new tunes to get you through the upcoming rainy season? Search no further than “Hozier,” the self-titled new release from Ireland’s Andrew Hozier-Byrne. These 13 compelling engaging tracks deliver musical … Continue Reading
Two years after their “An Awesome Wave” debut, English indie rock band Alt-J return with “This Is All Yours,” a strange, perplexing, but often beautiful and engaging release that draws on elements of folk, pop, rock and electronica, sometimes within … Continue Reading