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New album another music milestone for Sir Paul

Paul McCartney?

The guy that used to sing and play bass with The Beatles?

Yup, that’s the one. His newest “Egypt Station” release has truly been delighting fans and critics. It’s simple to see why.

His first studio … Continue Reading

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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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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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2016’s Best Music Moments

Whether you’re on the lookout for music to lift your spirits on into the New Year, or making your holiday gift list, a few of us have been poring over the works of 2016’s finest music-makers to help make things 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

“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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Jake Bugg’s “On My One” Satisifies

Four years after emerging on rock’s music scene on both sides of the Atlantic, Indie artist Jake Bugg now returns with album three, “On My One.”

British slang for “on my own,” the title track succeeds mightily. It does so … 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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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

Victory Kicks: an Indie band worth watching

In the market for new music? Lend an ear to London’s Indie-pop band Victory Kicks and their latest release “High Wires.”

Victory Kicks is an even blend of synth-pop and rock – their lead singer John Sibley might sum it … 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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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