Cynthia Orlando is lifelong music enthusiast. Raised in southern California, both her parents were musicians. She reviews pop, rock, Indie, blues, Native American and bluegrass artists. You can follow her on Twitter. Listen to PRP
Continuing in the vein of his previous releases, rock singer-songwriter Kurt Vile’s new “B’lieve I’m Goin Down” satisfies with sincere and unpretentious vocals, compelling song arrangements and ponderous, intricate guitar passages.
Tame Impala has been making music since 2007, and while hit singles “Feel Like We Only Go Backwards” and “Elephant” garnered them well-deserved radio airplay, they haven’t exactly been household names in the music industry.
I first saw The Barr Brothers at a Eugene show where they opened for Austin, Texas rock-blues musician Shakey Graves. Playing a short but impressive setlist spotlighting tracks from their “Sleeping Operator” release and their new EP, their easygoing, highly … Continue Reading
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.
Portlanders had their turn to experience a full slate of commendable artists as Passport Approved’s current slate of inductees buzzed through town, performing live Friday night at the Rose City’s Doug Fir Lounge.
Released last year, “Listen” by Great Britain’s pop champions The Kooks is such an enjoyable compilation of pleasing musical moments we think it merits a slightly tardy – but very hearty, recommendation.
Blues Rock musician Hozier and Iceland’s new singer-songwriter Asgeir may have set a new record for 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 the … Continue Reading
On her second consecutive night of shows at Portland’s Aladdin Theater, American rock, folk and blues-singer Lucinda Williams set the house a-fire with a splendid assortment of songs from her illustrious career.
English Indie rock band Little Comets released an astonishing 3 new Extended Play (EP) recordings last year, the most recent being their splendid, under-the-radar “The Sanguine.” It’s an excellent example of how the most talented bands today find ways to … Continue Reading
We at PRP recently gave a thumbs up to the dreamy music of Australian blues guitarist Hamish Anderson . This month, from Sydney Australia, we’re delighted to bring you news about music of another genre, that of Little May. … Continue Reading
If you listen regularly to Portland Radio Project you’re well-familiar with the station’s attention to details – particularly when it comes to music and musicians. Are you making holiday gift lists for friends, or has your special someone asked you … Continue Reading
Much is always being written about Indie musicians and Indie bands, but there are so many great Indie acts out now – especially this year, it seems, it’s harder than ever to keep up. But keep up we shall, and … Continue Reading