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Fresh Tracks with FOXTRAX

Ben Schneid’s fingers hit the keys as the sun set outside of Lola’s Room Thursday night May 24. He began one of the band’s slower ballads as a few stray NBA fans straggled up from the bar TV towards the … Continue Reading

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Ascending Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy, an up-and-coming Philadelphia-based alternative group, appeared on Discover Weekly playlists last year and again a few months ago with the release of their first full-length album. The record could be the best of 2018, but there’s plenty … 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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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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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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The Portland Playlist welcomes back the Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band

The Portland Playlist was thrilled to welcome back members from the Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band. While they are an eight piece band, it was a quartet that came into the studio – Bre Gregg (vocals), Lisa Mann (vocals and … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Matt Hopper; Alaskan wilds to the city

Fresh off an airplane, Matt Hopper paid a visit to The Portland Playlist Wednesday night. He is a recent transplant to Portland by way of Alaska and Idaho. It was in an Alaskan high school that he picked up the … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Kathryn Claire; Grace and Beauty on a String

The Portland Playlist welcomed Kathryn Claire to the studio for an evening of girl talk and of course, music. This is one busy, talented lady who is often touring overseas. She came home to Portland, from a tour in the … Continue Reading

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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Rob Daiker’s single Release Concert!

Portland Radio Project and PRP’s PDX Rock Block dropped in this week – on the amazing Rob Daiker! Rob released his latest single SUPERHERO at a packed concert this past Saturday night at Dante’s, alongside Berahmand and Emotitron. J-Fell Presents … Continue Reading

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Ty Curtis captures Blues Fest

A few of us at Portland Radio Project had a chance to stop in at the 28th annual Waterfront Blues Fest in Portland on Friday.

For music lovers not willing or able to brave the high temps, here are a … Continue Reading

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War on Drugs wow fans at Crystal

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.

Opening with hit … Continue Reading

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Hozier ignites fans at the Crystal

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

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Magic Giant, Weather Machine play Portland next week

Magic Giant, an expansive folk-pop band from southern California, are bringing their special brand of Indie sunshine to Portland’s Mississippi Studios  this coming Wednesday, February 4.

Based in Venice Beach, California, Magic Giant are building a reputation around their danceable … Continue Reading

#SaveTheDate: Scars on 45 Augustana Dec 12

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.

Scars on 45

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Jake Bugg, The Black Keys Pull Out All The Stops For Fans

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

Marlana VanHoose For Real

Marlana VanHoose is quick to point out that she’s from Denver, Kentucky; NOT Denver, Colorado.

And, she doesn’t hesitate to tell anyone (including a journalist asking questions with a camera and microphone) that she prefers being blind rather than sighted.… Continue Reading

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