Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen performs León Gieco’s “Sólo le Pido a Dios” from Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2013.

See more photos from Argentina and a recap of the show at http://brucespringsteen.net

Pete Krebs

The Portland Playboys, a swinging mix of the Stolen Sweets’ boy parts — David Langenes, Keith Brush and Pete Krebs — with Portland’s hotshot country instrumentalists Rusty Blake and Ian Miller, serve up a heady dose of western swing and … Continue Reading

Arcade Fire

Everybody’s got an opinion on the new Arcade Fire Reflektor vid: “Ach, TOO disco;” “Ahh, brilliant.”

Speaking for myself, it makes me want to blow up a balloon and create a paper mache mask on it and place it on … Continue Reading

Jeni Wren

Marching band. Music education. Theatre. What a triple-threat! It all set the stage in middle school for the career that is now unfolding for Jeni.

Coming out of a jazz background, Jeni is wrapping her distinctive voice around funk, soul … Continue Reading

Matt the Electrician

Once upon a time, there was a young man named Matt Sever. He lived in Austin, Texas, and he worked as a journeyman electrician. Every morning, when it was still dark outside, he would go to work and wire houses … Continue Reading

Matt Nathanson

Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope (his first for Vanguard) yielded the smash single “Come On Get Higher,” … Continue Reading

Brian Copeland

Brian Copeland is not the first or last to juggle passions. Music has been there since kid days. Then there’s your daily job which sounds like a fulfilling thing for Brian. And then? A delayed decision to have Le Bebe.… Continue Reading

Billy Triplett Memorial Concert

The Jeremy Wilson Foundation presents: Billy Triplett Memorial Concert on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
Roseland Theater
Doors open at 3 p.m.
Tickets

On Sunday evening, Aug. 11, 2013, the music world lost one of … Continue Reading

Sin City Blues Revival

A cadre of Northwest Blues Allstars—including Curtis Salgado, Lisa Mann, Karen Lovely, Rae Gordon, Hank Shreve and more—descend on Sin City Soul & Blues Revival September 15-17 at The Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Northwest contingent, most … Continue Reading

The Helio Sequence

Negotiations, the fifth full-length album written, recorded, and produced by The Helio Sequence, would sound different had it not been for a flood. In 2009, while touring in support of Keep Your Eyes Ahead, singer-guitarist Brandon Summers got … Continue Reading

Dolly Parton’s song “Jolene”, which topped the Billboard Country Charts in February of 1974, has been covered and re-arranged by many different artists. But this isn’t a cover. This is Dolly Parton’s original version of “Jolene”, on a 45 rpm … Continue Reading

Whitney Myer

Whitney Myer is ready for her “close-up,” as a solo artist that is. She’s got MY attention thanks to her connection with Portland soul-man Christopher Worth. Don’t miss a preview of his first single from the forthcoming new album.… Continue Reading

Pickathon

The 2013 Pickathon is an indie roots music festival taking place Aug. 2 – 4  at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley.

2013 Pickathon Lineup

Featuring: Feist, Andrew Bird, Divine Fits, The Devil Makes Three, Kurt Vile & the … Continue Reading

Michele Van Kleef

Is every one madly recording their new albums right now? Seems so. I invited Michele Van Kleef to share her process, since she is in the very thick of it, right now.

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Songwriting. It happens in many places, many … Continue Reading

James Bay

Pencil in 22-year-old James Bay on the seemingly endless list of talented new Brit singer/songwriters who are drawing on the classics —Taylor, Browne, Drake, Young, Cohen, Martyn, etc. — while bringing their own neo-folk sensibilities and individual skills to the … Continue Reading

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart will be at MusicFest NW along with Neko Case, The Helio Sequence, Typhoon, and Justin Townes Earle. Here’s the complete lineup.

New Album This Fall

The Seattle band has announced the Oct. 15 release … Continue Reading

Family of the Year

Family of the Year has a new video out for St. Croix. The band just announced a Portland show for Nov. 9 at the Crystal Ballroom. [highlight]See below for concert details[/highlight].

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Family of the Year Portland

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Ill Lucid Onset

For Ill Lucid Onset, early 2012 was a time of personnel changes and a move into the future. The EP, Lives in Me was a timestamp and nod to the past. Now, nothing’s too precious when it comes to … Continue Reading

The Shouting Matches

Seven years ago, Brian Moen (Peter Wolf Crier’s), Phil Cook (Megafaun) and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) played one show as The Shouting Matches. Recently, they reunited and a made a record fusing influences into what they do best: playing … Continue Reading

Chance, Inessa, Ian

Chance Hayden and Ian James couldn’t be more different with their musical approach. One is the theorist and the other plays by ear. The math adds up to something very tasty!

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The Many Flavors of Music

Chance and … Continue Reading