Iceland’s Indie pop-rock Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) delivered a stunning performance Friday before a full house in Troutdale.

Promoting new album “Fever Dream,” the five-member band played at McMenamins Edgefield. An impeccable setlist was nicely divided between old and … Continue Reading

Possibly the most overlooked album this year comes not from a singular artist or band, but by way of a soundtrack.

Released last spring, the film “Echo of the Canyon” shined a spotlight on the mid-sixties Laurel Canyon, California, music … Continue Reading

Looking for fresh, new musical horizons? Tired of the “same-old, same-old” your local radio stations play?

Here’s an idea. Go out of your way to find women-led bands. There are boatloads of excellent music acts led by women, many yet … Continue Reading

Talented British synth pop band Bastille returned with their new “Doom Days” last month, and it’s a keeper.

It’s a concept album of sorts, says frontman Dan Smith. All of its tracks explore the theme of going out … Continue Reading

Two years after their “Who’s Gonna Save Us Now” debut EP, Australian alt-rockers Crystal Cities return this month with a full studio album.

Under the Cold Light of the Moon” shows great promise for the 4-member Indie-pop-rock group … Continue Reading

The Silver Snails are a band on a mission: to open hearts by creating the world’s finest pop rock.

Comprised of lead singer Lucas Ward and his wife Elisa Fantini, the pair are gifted at fashioning contemporary pop rock. Based … Continue Reading

Currently touring in support of their newest “Open Seas” release, Portland’s The Resolectrics are a rock and soul power trio you’ll want to catch live.

What’s their specialty? Exploring roots-music landscapes via layered harmonies, multi-tonal guitar tracks and ambitious arrangements.Continue Reading

Ace blues musician Hamish Anderson is a very busy guy these days.

Last year, he was named one of Total Guitar’s Top 10 New Guitarists. 

And, this year – having just finished his new, superb “Out of My Head” release Continue Reading

Holiday Breath Records founder Ezekiel Rudick joined PRP host Veronica Bisesti on Subculture this week to talk all things Bummer Pop Fest 2019 – a festival that embraces those moments when you just need a good cry.

10 Pacific Northwest … Continue Reading

There’s always that next band, artist or musician with talent aplenty just waiting to be discovered by we, the music lovers of the world.

Who are the most promising acts, and which artists have the staying power to make the … Continue Reading

It’s been 3 years since Mark Knopfler’s eighth solo studio release, “Tracker.”

Today he’s back with “Down the Road Wherever,” and more than a dozen satisfying Celtic folk-rock compositions sure to gladden the hearts of his fans.

The fingerstyle guitarist … Continue Reading

All-in-all it was a provocative year for music.

At PRP we had delicious new genre-twisting music from twenty one pilots…impressive pop splendor from Shawn Mendes, plus boldly beautiful alt-rock from England’s The 1975. Ray Lamontagne gifted fans with exceptional folk-rock … Continue Reading

With summer fading into the rear-view mirror and winter fast approaching, keeping a stack of good music on-hand seems like a wise plan.

One consistently creative band whose music should be in your library?

Baltimore-based Beach House. Their tasteful … Continue Reading

Once in a blue moon a new song comes along that stops you in your tracks. Such was the case last week when we stumbled upon Color Palette’s new “Sunburn” single on Twitter.

It’s one of two tracks the Washington … Continue Reading

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

If balm for the soul is what you’re seeking in music this month, lend an ear to Mutual Benefit’s new “Thunder Follows the Light” release. An impressive collection of folk-rock dreamscapes, we think you’ll love the subtle positivity … Continue Reading

Alt-indie rockers and Grammy award nominees Death Cab for Cutie played a solid nearly two hour setlist at Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts Monday night.

Touring to promote their new album “Thank You for Today,” the band opened Continue Reading

In the mood for new music that’s restorative and refreshing? “Almost,” the new release from Indie-pop The Ophelias, might just tickle your earbuds.

From Cincinnati, the band formed in high school and were signed by Joyful Noise Recordings. “Almost” … Continue Reading

The upcoming change of seasons makes a nice time to take stock of one’s music library. Which artists continue to sustain us, delivering soul-satisfying nourishment? Which need to fall by the wayside?

If you’re looking for music that grounds, supports … Continue Reading

Courtney Barnett

Looking for new music that’s unique, often insightful and always fun?

Alternative rock n’ roller Courtney Barnett’s new “Tell Me How You Really Feel” is an ear-pleasing blend of engaging, rollicking tracks you’re sure to find compelling.

“Need … Continue Reading