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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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The Portland Playlist welcomes The Colin Trio with special guest, Karyn Ann

The Portland Playlist welcomed The Colin Trio, a trio of Virginia transplants, to the studio Wednesday night. Fronted by Colin Hogan, they’re a little bit jazz, a little bit blues, and a whole lot of Southern soul. While Continue Reading

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Fresh Spins with Jen Em, ep. 3

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

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Koop “Waltz for Koop”
The Republic Tigers “Buildings & Mountains”
Empress of “Hat Trick”
The Plastic Revolution “Natsuko”
Mimi Gilbert “Strangers Won’t Exist”
Coco Columbia “Radiant … Continue Reading

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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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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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The Portland Playlist welcomes Maurice and The Stiff Sisters; pure Pop for now people

Due to one of January’s storms, The Portland Playlist had to reschedule Maurice and The Stiff Sisters and are so happy it worked out for we would have missed meeting this fantastic local band. Fronted by Maurice Spencer, “The Stiff … 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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The Portland Playlist welcomes Mexican Gunfight; not your typical gunfight

The Portland Playlist welcomed a band of brothers, Mexican Gunfight, to the studio for a night of conversation, influences, and original music. Mexican Gunfight is a rock band of “blues grit, country lyricism, the soulfulness of gospel, a rare … 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

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Matt Greco on Sounds of PDX

Recently we welcomed to the show, producer and owner operator of The Rye Room, Matt Greco. On this episode I focused our playlist on producers and music production. Matt brought in a handful of influences, previous production projects, and … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session with Melville’s Ryan T Jacobs

Melville lead vocalist, Ryan T Jacobs, has been offering up a special Valentine’s show for a while now. They call it “Under the Covers”. Ryan joined up with Saturday Joe to lay out the story and play some music.

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Ron Rogers & The Wailing Wind

The Portland Playlist welcomed a merry band of music makers to the studio for a night of psychedelic sounds from the 60’s to today’s which encompassed Blues, Rock, and yes, some of that Psychedelia. Joining us in the studio were … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session with Portland’s Rock Royalty Jon Koonce

Musicians go through many identities, changes, upheavals, both in lineups and hopes for that moment to take them to the …..top? Jon Koonce, a long time Portland artist, shares his rich history, and why music keeps on happening in his … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Laura Ivancie; the Three Faces of Laura

The Portland Playlist was excited to bring Laura Ivancie into the studio Wednesday night to talk about her influences and the new music she has spent the past 18 months creating. She is an artist who is continually challenging herself … Continue Reading

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Tim Ellis Music Foundation Benefit Concert

Tim Ellis was a staple of the Oregon music community who succumbed to cancer last March at the age of 60. This year, the foundation created by his wife, Susan Ellis, presents the First Annual Tim Ellis Music Foundation Benefit … Continue Reading

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Local Shows to Hit this Weekend

Portland is not a desert in any capacity: Great food, great music, great drinks, great people abound. Which means we have the wonderful problem of great shows every night of the week. Without prior knowledge of a band, sometimes it’s … Continue Reading

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Courtney Noe on Sounds of PDX

Recording artist Courtney Noe joins us on this episode of Sounds of PDX to talk about her creative process, thoughts on the Portland music scene, and her unique blending of music and fashion.

These days Portland isn’t known for its … Continue Reading