There’s something about this town that absolutely loves the strange and unique things in life. “Keep Portland Weird” has become somewhat of a mantra that Portlanders hold dear to their hearts. While Hozier doesn’t exactly fit the bill as weird … Continue Reading “Hozier – Portland Review”
Great Time likes good music, and their most recent album Great Time isn’t just hyperbole according to Kris von Kay. Dig into Kris’s review as he introduces us to a multilayered and fascinating band.
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 “Fresh Tracks with FOXTRAX”
Mt. Joy, an up-and-coming Philadelphia-based alternative group, appeared on Discover Weekly playlists last year and again a few months ago with the release of their first full-length album. The record could be the best of 2018, but there’s plenty … Continue Reading “Ascending Mt. Joy”
You wouldn’t even know it was pouring rain outside with the way Kate Nash performed Saturday night at Hawthorne Theater. Her brand new album Yesterday Was Today is her most ambitious, rambunctious, and fearless album to date and she shows … Continue Reading “Kate Nash Is A Ball Of Joy At Her Hawthorne Theater Show”
It’s been too long since UK band Shopping released an album and toured the U.S. but their newest album, The Official Body, was well worth the wait. Their upbeat, post-punk style is something to be rivaled as they create … Continue Reading “Shopping Brings Their UK Flair To A Sold Out Bunk Bar”
The savages Queens of the Stone Age brought fury and ferocity to the Moda Center in Portland Friday night. Touring off of their excellent new record, Villians, the hard-rockers proved that their live performances still bring the intensity of … Continue Reading “Queens of the Stone Age Live at Moda Center 1/26/18”
The Analog Theater’s warm second floor felt nice on a frigid evening last Friday, December 15. Immediately after walking in, I realized that I was a minority in that I’d already received my high school diploma. The crowd was … Continue Reading “Gettin’ Wrecked: An Evening with lovelytheband and The Wrecks”
The Doug Fir Lounge was packed to the brim Saturday night December 2, as fans gathered to hear Cedar Teeth kick off a show a sold out show. The band hails from the small town of Colton, Oregon, just 40 … Continue Reading “Season’s Greetings with Cedar Teeth”
Portland welcomed back Ben Ottewell Tuesday night for a concert that felt more like an intimate house show than the venue that is Doug Fir Lounge. It was the second to last night of his month long coast-to-coast tour … Continue Reading “Ben Ottewell, “A Man Apart” Tour”
American Indie Folk-rocker’s Fleet Foxes played a sold-out McMenamin’s Edgefield Saturday, where not even copious forest fire smoke kept fans away.
Fans were rewarded with a seamless show, as the band effortlessly delivered tracks from a setlist evenly split between … Continue Reading “Fleet Foxes dazzles fans in Portland”
By Sharon Greenfield
The first day of Northwest Music Festival presenting Project Pabst was a true blast off. It started with local hiphop hero Last Artful, Dodgr and then moved into the poppunk of White Reaper, the deep rock lineage … Continue Reading “Northwest Music Festival presents Project Pabst Review”
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 “A Legendary Night with The Jackalope Saints”
The intimate Doug Fir Lounge hosted Portland-based The Weather Machine on Saturday, August 12. The band’s singer, Slater Smith, had just returned from the Oregon coast. There, he wrote most of the bands to-be album. The album is a tribute … Continue Reading “Forecast: The Weather Machine Drops New Album”
Horning’s Hideout welcomed their annual travelers for the 16th annual Northwest String Summit last weekend, July 13th-16th. Bluegrass faithful from across the country met to hear some of today’s most talented string instrumentalists.
Canadian indie band Land of Talk performed at the Doug Fir Lounge on Wednesday, June 28. PRP’s own Don Scheidt recounts the exciting event below:
“It’s been an uphill battle for Land of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell, including the loss … Continue Reading “A Night of Rock with Land of Talk”
Acoustic duo Fox and Bones released their full-length album last week, and fans piled into Alberta Street Pub on Feb. 7 to be the first to listen.
The show opened with Laryssa Birdseye’s strong and sincere set. Her original songs … Continue Reading “Fox and Bones’ Album Release Party!”
This year saw big tours from the likes of Cage the Elephant, Adele, The Lumineers, Radiohead, 21 Pilots and Weezer. We weren’t fortunate enough to make all those shows, but we did catch Cage the Elephant in Troutdale and Kaleo … Continue Reading “2016’s Best Concert Moments”
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 “Wave Action and the End of The Know”
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 ““Je Dis Oui!” – Sophisticated pop & playful jazz from Pink Martini”