Explore the bounty of live performances that our city has to offer with our monthly, personalized recommendations from our Air and Music Teams.

 

PRP HOLIDAY BASH! – Come and party with Portland Radio Project! Join us for fun, food, and live performances from local artists: Maiah Wynne, Adebisi, Camp Crush!

Holocene

Friday, December 6th

Doors 6:00 PM

Tickets: Please donate $25/person here to get on the guest list. Please be sure to check the Holiday Bash RSVP box! Tickets will also be available at the door.

 

From Inessa Anderson – Music Director

Vampire Weekend Unplugged – “More than a decade since they burst on to the scene singing about grammar and architecture, Vampire Weekend still have the ability to surprise. Their latest album, Father of the Bride, takes in everything from flamenco to country. But it’s their live show that’s the real revelation.” This show is a rare, 60-minute acoustic set.

McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom

Friday, December 6th

6:30PM Doors/ 8PM Show

Tickets

 

From Asia Wagner – Music Curator for Fresh Vibe

Y La Bamba will open for Lee Fields and the Expressions. One of Portland’s best, the indie folk/pop group is in town from their tour, which resumes at the end of January.

Roseland Theatre

Tuesday, December 10th

Show 8:00PM

Tickets

 

Phantogram – New York-based indie duo, playing music that easily floats between musical styles, including electro rock, dream pop, trip hop, and electronica. The show opens with Oh, Rose, an Olympia WA based indie alternative band.

Crystal Ballroom
Tuesday, December 10th
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets

 

Local Natives – indie rock band from So Cal. Portland’s own Pretty Gritty will open the show!

Crystal Ballroom
Tuesday, December 16th
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets

 

From Jenna D – the host of Theme for a Tuesday

Spoon – Spoon is “one of the most consistently great bands in indie rock” (Rolling Stone) yet one not necessarily on an indie label or making records that sound particularly “indie.” They have been described as kings of the underground whose music has wormed its way into your brain on Veronica Mars and Saturday Night Live. And now they are back in Portland, presumably to perform off of their first ever “greatest” compilation, “Everything Hits.”

Crystal Ballroom

Wednesday, December 4th

6:30 pm doors/ 8 pm show

Tickets

 

Dandy Warhols – “The Dandy Warhols arrived at the height of the Portland, Oregon grunge movement, but defied their heritage from the start by releasing Velvet Underground-inspired psychedelic albums with musical nods to Ride and My Bloody Valentine…The Dandy’s still exist on the cusp a mainstream success which they simultaneously invite and disdain with equal measure. They march to the beat of their own drum, whether that means marching into mainstream acceptance on one album and then away from it on the next.”

Crystal Ballroom

Saturday, December 7th

6:30 pm doors/ 8 pm show

Tickets

 

The Joy Formidable – “The Joy Formidable is rooted in a childhood friendship. This trio from Northern Wales started to grow when Ritzy Bryan (vocals, guitar) and Rhydian Dafydd (bass, vocals) began to work together in bands. As a duo, they honed their knack for pop hooks and textured backgrounds; drummer Matthew Thomas joined when Bryan and Dafydd moved to London. Thomas added some high-energy metal chops to The Joy Formidable’s pop anthems.”

Doug Fir

Saturday, December 18th

Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30PM

Tickets

 

From Veronica Bisesti – the host of Subculture

The Raconteurs (along with Summer Cannibals) – This is a no cameras, no phones allowed show – all such devices will be locked up upon entrance to the venue.  The idea that the entire audience will actually be living each moment while the Raconteurs rock the stage is priceless!

Crystal Ballroom

Thursday, December 5th

Doors 6:30/ Show 8PM

Tickets

 

The Dandy Warhols (along with Mother Mariposa) – Keeping the 90’s alive, Portland’s own The Dandy Warhols always ring in the holidays with a hometown show. And we LOVE them for it!

Crystal Ballroom

Saturday, December 7th

Doors 6:30/ Show 8pm

Tickets

 

The Dream Syndicate (along with Eyelids) – LA’s The Dream Syndicate are back with new music and a constant eye on the temperament of the world. Well worth an evening out!

Polaris Hall

Friday, December 14th

Show 8pm

Tickets

 

From Patrick Meigs – the host of The Mixtape

Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward – Their record “recorded in November 2018 at Stephen Lee Price’s studio in High Point, NC, with longtime Hunter collaborator Derrek Phillips on the drums, Music!Music!Music! features eleven radically reworked covers of songs by artists ranging from Blind Willie Johnson and Bessie Smith to Nina Simone and Terence Trent D’Arby. Soulful, spacious and deliciously in the pocket, Music!Music!Music! showcases the dazzling interplay between Hunter’s funky guitar and Woodward’s powerful voice, while also reflecting the spontaneity and good vibes of the duo’s live performances.”

Mississippi Studios

Thursday, December 5th

Doors 7:00PM/ Show 8:00PM

Tickets

 

Angel Olsen – “Olsen’s fourth album, All Mirrors, was released on October 4, 2019 to critical acclaim. Pitchfork’s Laura Snapes described the album as “breathtaking,”[21] while The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis described it as “challenging and intriguing” and Happy Mag’s Luke Saunders described it as a change of “theatric transcendency”[22] when compared to her previous releases.”

Roseland Theater

Monday, December 9th

Show 8PM

Tickets

 

Fox and Bones – “The Oregon based duo, are story tellers, adventurers and discoverer of magic in their sophomore LP. Thriving energy is the center of it all, as Scott’s Cat Stevens like emphasis in his vocals, delightfully dance and weave with Sarah’s emphatic vocal range, entertains as well as inspire.”

Ecliptic Brewing

Tuesday, December 10th

Tickets

 

John Craigie – “Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own. Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, OR performer who The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.”\

Aladdin Theater

Friday and Saturday December 13 & 14

Tickets

 

Patterson Hood – “Patterson David Hood is an American singer-songwriter and co-founder of the band Drive-By Truckers.”

Doug Fir Lounge

Friday and Saturday, December 20 & 21

Doors 8PM/ Show 9PM

Tickets

 

From Jen Em – the host of Fresh Spins with Jen Em

Angel Olsen with Vagabon – Angel Olsen is awesome. Powerful presence, dark, brooding soundscapes and lyrics at times – an artist I’d sure like to see live!

Roseland Theater

Monday, December 9th

Show 8PM

Tickets

 

Moon Hooch with Human Ottoman. Moon Hooch are also about to embark on a mini-tour with formerly-of-Portland artist Coco Columbia. With their crazy horns and drums, the show is sure to be high-energy!

Doug Fir Lounge

Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th

Doors 8PM/ Show 9PM

Tickets

 

Asia Wagner

Growing up in Poland, my musical taste formed in the early nineties with influences from bands like Everything but The Girl, Massive Attack, and Portishead, just to name a few. Playing piano did not stick, but attending frequent local events, and throwing rave parties in my dad’s warehouse did. While my thirst for new sounds greatly expanded my musical horizons, I have always been a beat lover at the core.

I curate music for Fresh Vibe and utilize my background in business to assist Portland Radio Project with revenue development.
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