coldplay

If you haven’t had time yet to check out Coldplay’s new smash “Ghost Stories” release, here’s a brief synopsis to bring you up to speed on the tracks and the band’s current world tour.

With the recent breakup of Chris … Continue Reading

Ray LaMantagne

American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s new “Supernova” release is a whimsical, oft-times comforting collection of folk-rock tracks that’s far lighter and more accessible than his first four releases. It opens on the rich notes of “Lavender,” a retro, almost 60s-sounding track … Continue Reading

Augustana

If you’re in the mood for new music, solid songwriting and old-fashioned rock n’ roll anthems, lend an ear to Augustana’s “Life Imitating Life” released just this week from Washington Square, their new label.

Concert Alert: Augustana will be at … Continue Reading

Loreena McKennitt

The music of world music artist Loreena McKennitt has been described as lovely, etherial, lush and poetic. A superb storyteller, her songs are often rich with myth and imagery.

Her new “The Journey So Far” gives music connoisseur’s the opportunity … Continue Reading

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

So you say you’ve worn out your copy of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Well this week, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Sir Elton has released a 4-CD/1-DVD set with newly re-mastered versions … Continue Reading

Isak Dhaaf

Indie music fans searching for great new artists might like to check out this month’s debut release by Seattle-based Iska Dhaaf.

NOTE: The band will be at Portland’s Information Warehouse for a concert on April 9, 2014. Details.… Continue Reading

Broken Bells

Broken Bells “After the Disco” offers up more brilliance from Mercer and Burton

If you’re a Portland Radio Project listener and were a Disco music fan in the 80’s, there’s no doubt Broken Bells‘ new hit single “Holding on … Continue Reading

Rosanne Cash

It’s been five years since her last album “The List,” but Rosanne Cash is back with a new release that puts to rest any possible doubts about her continued relevancy as a highly and finely skilled musician. Let’s just cut … Continue Reading

Jeremy Wilson

Heads up for an incredibly special release party. Former Dharma Bum Jeremy Wilson is releasing his first full-length solo album. It’ll be a full performance of the entire album, “Empty Through Empty Space” and with a stellar cast of players, … Continue Reading

Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

There’s a new Bruce Springsteen album in town. High Hopes is a fresh collection, but think of it more like a mix-tape of Bruce songs: songs he felt could kick up a notch, songs he’s covered by favorite musicians, and … Continue Reading

Best Music of 2013

Another year, another chance to savor the musical highlights. Whether you thought this was a year filled with challenges or one with nothing but peak moments, 2013 left us with lots to be thankful for in terms of music. So … Continue Reading

Bauer

It’s been a mere year since the release of “Sleeping Giant,” but Manchester England’s Bauer is back again with a new set of tracks to get pumped up about.

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Jake Bugg - Shangri La

All eyes have been on musician and singer-songwriter Jake Bugg since he tweeted “2nd album done!” in early September.

When it was released last year, his debut “Jake Bugg” CD topped charts in England displacing Mumford & Sons, while this … Continue Reading

Adventure Gallery

Imagine you are part of an up-and-coming band that has started to garner some serious regional and perhaps national attention. Then, one day, you get a call asking if you would like to participate in a major project paying homage … Continue Reading

Tired Pony

I can always count on my friend, avid music freak and guest blogger Cynthia Orlando, to share thoughts on new albums. Here comes a new one you’ll want to hear. Tired Pony’s back with a new one! ~ InessaContinue Reading

Tall Heights

Some albums cry out for comparisons to other albums and artists, especially those from newer artists who have yet to establish a signature sound. “Man of Stone,” the latest release from Tall Heights, is one of those.

Imagine Simon … Continue Reading

The Shins

These days it can sometimes seem daunting to find new music with spritely, get-up-and-dance energy, intricate musicianship, and most of all, clever, poetic lyrics. Finding entire albums that offer all three is rare-to-impossible. By and far, most every track on … Continue Reading