One of America’s favorite blues-rock bands, The Black Keys, and rising star, English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, enthralled an almost-full house Friday night at Portland’s Moda Center. Concertgoers dressed appropriately for the Halloween night, though there were few tricks and far … Continue Reading
Mississippi Pizza Pub was treated to New York delight, Rachael Sage on a beautiful Fall evening. Portland was the second to last stop on Rachael’s “Blue Roses” tour before heading to Europe to open for Judy Collins. She will return … Continue Reading
It was a night full of sexpots.
On Friday, September 19 the FEMM EDM show took place in Portland and it didn’t disappoint.
After an Academy Award, fourteen Grammys, countless other notable awards, and a discography spanning fifty-four albums over forty eight years, many musicians might consider slowing down and taking some time off. This is not the case for Herbie Hancock. The … Continue Reading
They had go-go dancers. They wore early 60s tailored suits. Behind the drummer hung the flag of the Royal Air Force. But the RAF performance at the Star Theatre Friday, July 18th, was not a nostalgia show. It was a … Continue Reading
At 74 years young, Ringo Starr is still quite an attraction. Even though he was often thought of as the least popular Beatle, he can pack the house.
I was in Bend visiting my friends Diane and Steve and they … Continue Reading
I arrived at the Blues Festival at the peak of day seeking relief in the shade – a journey that serendipitously dropped me on the shaded dance floor at The Oregonian Front Porch Stage right at the kickoff of The … Continue Reading
Oooooh mercy! After four days of Blues Fest action, my thoughts are flowing in some sort of strange new rhythm, complete with a horn section, drums and the bumping beats of a bass guitar. Can you hear the harp? It’s … Continue Reading
I walked into Otis Taylor’s set looking for one man playing an acoustic guitar, and was greeted by a fully amplified six-piece band, including the radiantly energetic Anne Harris: the smoking’ hot fiddle player who nearly stole the show with … Continue Reading
Marlana VanHoose is quick to point out that she’s from Denver, Kentucky; NOT Denver, Colorado.
And, she doesn’t hesitate to tell anyone (including a journalist asking questions with a camera and microphone) that she prefers being blind rather than sighted.… Continue Reading
Wasn’t planning to be at the Blues Festival yesterday. Happened to meet a guy who’s visiting Portland, here with one of the bands. Bombino! Took it as a sign I should investigate.
Met Bombino at the home of a friend … Continue Reading
Rock, pop and rhythm and blues legend Steve Winwood and his band performed a full, satisfying set list before an enthralled crowd Saturday night at Troutdale’s idyllic outdoor McMenamins Edgefield. Our roving music reporter, Cynthia Orlando, was there!
A Great Night of Music At The White Eagle
We have another detail-rich review from … Continue Reading
A light drizzle begins as I make my way into Kelly’s Olympian on a Saturday night. Blink and you’ll miss it as you enter downtown Portland. For those who have their eyes peeled, however, the reward is their neon pink … Continue Reading
Romantic notes, jewel tones and a contagious enthusiasm were in the air at the the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall the moment Corvallis native, Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti and the Oregon Symphony took the stage Saturday night, May 3. Forget the … Continue Reading
Keb Mo played to a sold out show at The Aladdin Theater Wednesday night. You could tell the audience was made up of ardent fans by the questions they threw out and the familiarity they had with each song. His … Continue Reading
An artist of epic proportions, Bruce Cockburn performs at Eugene’s “WOW” Hall.
Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn (pronounced “Co-Burn”) performed before a full house of fans and music lovers at Eugene’s WOW Hall Tuesday night, chatting briefly between … Continue Reading
The first time I had the pleasure of experiencing a live Leo Kottke performance, we were both in the early stages of our careers. Leo was touring in support of his album, Burnt Lips. I was honing my developing … Continue Reading
In between albums, vulnerable, powerful, and as joyful as ever.
There’s something very special about going to see the prolific poet/singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco when she’s touring free of a new record to promote. Beyond the excitement a wide-open set list … Continue Reading