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Ben Ottewell, “A Man Apart” Tour

Portland welcomed back Ben Ottewell Tuesday night for a concert that felt more like an intimate house show than the venue that is Doug Fir Lounge. It was the second to last night of his month long coast-to-coast tour … Continue Reading

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Fleet Foxes dazzles fans in Portland

American Indie Folk-rocker’s Fleet Foxes played a sold-out McMenamin’s Edgefield Saturday, where not even copious forest fire smoke kept fans away.

Fans were rewarded with a seamless show, as the band effortlessly delivered tracks from a setlist evenly split between Continue Reading

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Northwest Music Festival presents Project Pabst Review

By Sharon Greenfield

The first day of Northwest Music Festival presenting Project Pabst was a true blast off. It started with local hiphop hero Last Artful, Dodgr and then moved into the poppunk of White Reaper, the deep rock lineage … Continue Reading

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A Legendary Night with The Jackalope Saints

The dim, red lighting gave Dante’s an exceptionally devilish atmosphere and made for one hell of a party last Friday night, August 18. The Jackalope Saints took stage, and Sharon Cannon’s fiddle whined the first notes. Spotify just added the … Continue Reading

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Forecast: The Weather Machine Drops New Album

The intimate Doug Fir Lounge hosted Portland-based The Weather Machine on Saturday, August 12. The band’s singer, Slater Smith, had just returned from the Oregon coast. There, he wrote most of the bands to-be album. The album is a tribute … Continue Reading

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Crow and the Canyon at the Northwest String Summit

Horning’s Hideout welcomed their annual travelers for the 16th annual Northwest String Summit last weekend, July 13th-16th. Bluegrass faithful from across the country met to hear some of today’s most talented string instrumentalists.

The Summit’s … Continue Reading

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A Night of Rock with Land of Talk

Canadian indie band Land of Talk performed at the Doug Fir Lounge on Wednesday, June 28. PRP’s own Don Scheidt recounts the exciting event below:

“It’s been an uphill battle for Land of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell, including the loss Continue Reading

Fox and Bones’ Album Release Party!

Acoustic duo Fox and Bones released their full-length album last week, and fans piled into Alberta Street Pub on Feb. 7 to be the first to listen.

The show opened with Laryssa Birdseye’s strong and sincere set. Her original songs … Continue Reading

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2016’s Best Concert Moments

This year saw big tours from the likes of Cage the Elephant, Adele, The Lumineers, Radiohead, 21 Pilots and Weezer. We weren’t fortunate enough to make all those shows, but we did catch Cage the Elephant in Troutdale and Kaleo … Continue Reading

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Wave Action and the End of The Know

If you live here, you know this truth: Portland is changing.

Most recently, local punk venue and dive bar, The Know, fell victim to Alberta Street’s gentrification. The venue released a social media notice this summer of its pending … Continue Reading

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“Je Dis Oui!” – Sophisticated pop & playful jazz from Pink Martini

Pink Martini fans thirsty for new arrangements and compositions – your wait has ended. 

“Je Dis Oui!” Pink Martini’s 9th studio release will be featured tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Keller Auditorium. Portland Radio Project’s Bob Knowles will Continue Reading

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Joseph: The Hometown Favorites Return

September 9th, 2016

At 8:30 p.m., the Wonder Ballroom is already half-filled. New Joseph merchandise and “I’m Alone, No You’re Not” vinyls are being sold in the back of the misty room.

When the opener, The Duncan Fellows, take stage, … Continue Reading

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An Intimate Evening with Craig Carothers

Music lovers who transform their living rooms into venues for touring artists provide an intimate setting, as Mike and Jan Hollen do at Hill Country West. And their informal events sometimes feature accomplished artists who could easily fill an … Continue Reading

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Liv Warfield, Goddess Emergent

After Liv Warfield’s performance at the Waterfront Blues Festival on July 3, she may deserve the moniker of hardest-working woman in show business.

Beyond her powerhouse performance and her impossibly fluid singing, she conjured up a massive mix of musical … Continue Reading

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Femi Kuti: Master of the Afrobeat Legacy

Femi Kuti might have been the most exciting performer at the Oregon Waterfront Blues Festival.

You could say it was the one-minute-long sax note achieved through circular breathing, which then led to a maddening solo. You could say it was … Continue Reading

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Raitt delivers musical revelry at Keller

American blues icon Bonnie Raitt performed before a packed house Sunday night at Portland’s Keller auditorium, delivering an impeccable 2-hour performance fans will likely recall for years. The stellar performer and 10 Grammy award-winner delivered what her fans come back … Continue Reading

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Tim Ellis Memorial

Immediately after Tim Ellis’ cancer diagnosis became public, Portland’s musical community stepped up and began delivering positive energy, love, prayers, and economic support for Tim, his wife and six children.

No doubt, you’ve either seen or read about Tim’s extraordinary Continue Reading

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The Treefort Diaries 2016 via SGCBus

Heather Hanson, host of Portland Radio Project‘s The Bus Stop, has taken her team and The Super Groovy Cosmic Bus to Boise, Idaho for Treefort Music Fest this week. They’ll be snapping pictures and shooting video all over the festival, … Continue Reading

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UPDATE: Tim Ellis Birthday Concert to be Broadcast

By popular demand, the extraordinary Tim Ellis Birthday Concert, recorded Monday February 15 at Revolution Hall, will be broadcast this Saturday, February 27, and again Sunday, February 28 on Portland Radio Project. Beginning at noon both days, Tim’s friends at … Continue Reading

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Tyler Stenson pays tribute to the Counting Crows

Saturday night at Star Theater was clearly THE place to be. Tyler Stenson drew a packed house for his tribute show in homage to the band he gives credit to for his music styling.  … Continue Reading