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“Wild and Reckless” is a Must See

Having seemingly spent the past year in hiding, Blitzen Trapper debuted their concert event “Wild and Reckless” to the public Friday, March 24. Blitzen Trapper’s folky rock songs carried the audience to a different place in time, as expected. The … Continue Reading

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New Jonah Tolchin release sizzles

Smoking hot, blues-inspired musician Jonah Tolchin deserves a wider audience.

Not only are there no bad tracks on his new folk-rock “Thousand Mile Nights” release, he also journeyed all the way to Alabama to record most of the new release … Continue Reading

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Fresh Spins with Jen Em, Ep. 8 Playlist is here!

Fresh Spins with Jen Em, Ep. 8

3.24.17

F#m by Korgy & Bass

Chemicals by Rosemary Fairweather
Foreign Bodies by Radiation City
In the Shadows by Foreign Air
Shallow by Beach Fossils
Heaven by Frankie Rose

Pale Ghosts by Gayle

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PRP Team Concert Picks March 23-29

We at PRP love you, and we love music. We compiled our show picks this week as our gift to you, in the hopes that it will help you navigate the sometimes uncertain, always fun, waters of local shows.

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Fresh Spins with Jen Em – Playlist

Missed an episode of Fresh Spins with Jen Em? Forget any of the band names or song titles?
They’re all listed below, with handy artist links and links to the Spotify playlists.
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“Boots No.1” a must for music connoisseurs

Lookout, music fans. Americana music icon Gillian Welch’s new “Boots No.1: The Official Revival Bootleg” is an enduring compilation of demos and outtakes from her 20 year-old “Revival” debut.

Released late last year, the two-disc compilation was lovingly shepherded in … Continue Reading

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PRP Show Picks for March 16-22

Having trouble finding just the right shows you want to experience this week? You’re in luck! Your amazing PRP team picked awesome shows just for you!
For more shows & events, check out our events calendar on the PRP website.… Continue Reading

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Haley Johnsen on Sounds of PDX

Haley Johnsen brought her sweet, loving spirit and formidable pipes to the PRP studio, and discussed keeping centered, her Tiny Desk Submission, her successful Kickstarter campaign-backed album, her appearance at MOGO Music Fest and much more.

Johnsen’s Kickstarter campaign has … Continue Reading

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Skidmore’s “The Golden West” is golden

Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore performs live this month at Portland’s Landmark Saloon.

The prolific, whimsical songwriter recently relocated from California to Amsterdam, and is touring to support her new album, “The Golden West.”

A gifted artist, Skidmore … Continue Reading

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Killer Shows in Portland (3/9-3/15)

Jen’s Concert Picks include killer local shows such as Cat Hoch, Arlo Indigo, Small Million, Blossom and more!

Thursday, March 9

Indie Alt-rock band Enjoys Things is playing with Seedling & Gonzo at White Eagle. I didn’t find a … Continue Reading

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PRP’s Weekend Music Planner (3/2-3/8)

PRP’s Weekend Planner is back with psychedelic disco, synthpop, bluegrass, singer/songwriters, progressive pop & so much more. We know; we had you at “psychedelic disco.”

Thursday, March 2nd

The Facebook event page describes the line-up at Turn! Turn! Turn! on … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session With Kory Quinn

Kory proves to us that music has the power to offer understanding and even hope with his newest release, Black Gold Blues. Fully charged with political issues we are facing today. It’s time.

 

KORY QUINN AND THE QUINTESSENTIALS

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Scott Pemberton on Sounds of PDX

Scott Pemberton wants you to feel alive. The Portland native writes a little love & positivity into each song, with jangly, feel-good guitar and intentional messiness. Life is messy! It’s not neatly manicured, airbrushed and tailored. The true, memorable experiences … Continue Reading

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Fresh Spins with Jen Em, ep. 3

Appearing on the third episode of Fresh Spins with Jen Em:

(intro) Melvv “Vibe”
Koop “Waltz for Koop”
The Republic Tigers “Buildings & Mountains”
Empress of “Hat Trick”
The Plastic Revolution “Natsuko”
Mimi Gilbert “Strangers Won’t Exist”
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Drop-In Session – Cedar Teeth

On this special Drop-In Session, three members of the local band Cedar Teeth joined DJ Jen Em to talk about their summer 2017 E.P. release Farewell to Green Mountain and their show at the Doug Fir Lounge February 17. Listen … Continue Reading

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PDX Shows this Week! (2/16-2/22)

There are so many great shows this week. Jazz lovers, be sure to check pdxjazz.com for information about the shows involved in PDX Jazz Fest 2017, February 16-26.

We’ve selected some not jazz and not-quite-jazz shows, listed below, for your … Continue Reading

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London’s Victory Kicks: poised for success

Looking for new music to tickle your earbuds? “Winter Games,” the latest offering from London-based alternative rockers Victory Kicks, just might fit the bill.

An unsigned band, it seems likely a record label or two could come knocking on their … Continue Reading

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Canada’s Northern Roads merits a listen

From Toronto Canada comes Indie folk band Northern Roads and their delightful new “Take Your Time” EP.

Their fun, often reflective tracks create the perfect musical respite from hectic day-to-day life.

“Soaked Parade,” for example, is a gorgeous acoustic-folk daydream … Continue Reading

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Tour stories with Fox and Bones on Sounds of PDX

Having recently returned from their European tour, Fox and Bones joined us to share stories from the road and debut new songs from their upcoming record.

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This weeks PDX Spotlight playlist focused on songs that remind us of the road … Continue Reading

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Hot Local Shows This Week (February 9-15)

Planning to head out to some local shows this week? We’ve pored through the calendars to find some unique and rockin’ local shows to make it easier for you!

Thursday, February 9

Fresh off a tour in Germany, Fox & Continue Reading