It’s mind-boggling how much talent is hanging out in Portland. And on this corner we’ve got… Corner. They’ve just released a stunningly well-done video for their song, “The Time.”

I like the sense of intimacy of the female vocals and

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Best Americana Albums of 2013

As a music writer, it occurred to me the other day that very often we as writers tell you, our dear readers, what to listen to and what we think you might like. We never really give you a chance … Continue Reading


We sat down with Joseph for a chat on the patio of The Gemini in Lake Oswego the night before Thanksgiving. Joseph’s full album is coming out in January. As you’ll hear, they are another very talented group from Portland.… Continue Reading

On what promised to be the coldest day of the year, Cooper Queenie and Fred E. Stephenson brrrrrrought on the heat. Show tonight at The Alberta Rose Theatre, with Cooper AndtheJam in full regalia. Thanks guys for the fun afternoon … Continue Reading

Christmas Ships

There’s a chill in the air. A dusting of snow. And plenty to keep the season brighter than the stars in the clear skies we’ve seen this last week. Here are a few choice ideas to keep the fires burning … Continue Reading


Here’s a cool band from England you might like to check out!

Band Bio

Bauer is an alternative pop project hailing from the north of England led by singer/songwriter Greg Matthews & producer/musician Neil Treppas. Manchester session drummer Lee Bradbury

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Sing to Feed

The second annual Sing to Feed will take place at The Historic Old Church on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. This year, they’re stripping down the concept and going “sponsor­ free” so they can focus on the music, and … Continue Reading

Portland Soundcheck

On it’s three-year anniversary, Portland Soundcheck brought a sample-tray of local music, and oh, how the people wanted a taste…

Portland Grown & Locally-Brewed

Finding it hard to get an open set of seats in the Aladdin Theater the night … Continue Reading

A truck crash Tuesday morning couldn’t stop Drake from performing last night at the Moda Center.  The tractor-trailer hauling the hip-hop star’s gear jackknifed on I-5 near the 405 interchange, closing all lanes in the middle of the morning commute. … Continue Reading

Ear Feast

Enjoy our Thanksgiving “Ear Feast.” Prepared with great joy and spiced with favorites, new and old. Traditional and new. Get a slice of American Pie around 1 p.m. (Yeah, dessert first) and then we’ll move over to Arlo Guthrie’s favorite … Continue Reading

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

Record Store Day

Record Store Day lands on Black Friday and here is a list of some special releases that will be available this season at independent record stores, some of these things completely exclusive to them, some of them making their appearance … 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



Cults is practically set up to produce conflicting emotions. They traffic in shimmering pop songs that, upon repeat listens, go to some pretty dark places. They play music heavily influenced by Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound and ’60s girl groups, … Continue Reading

It’s listener appreciation week at PRP! Listen during the 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. hour (Monday-Friday) for a chance to win Sir Paul McCartney’s latest release —  “New!”

CDs courtesy of Sir Paul McCartney.

PRP Studio Line: 971-200-8303

Holcombe Waller

Not just anybody can pose a question and mean it. I mean, really ask and look for a sincere answer. However, there are a few artists out there up for not just posing complex questions, but offering up a few … Continue Reading

Among the shower of new albums released lately, a stand out is “All You Pretty Vandals” from Casey Neill and the Norway Rats. Decemberists’ Chris Funk produced the album with Neill. The album? Fully loaded with all sorts of star … Continue Reading

Rock and Roll Camp for Girls

Started in 2001 by a Portland State University student, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls now has 40 camps worldwide. In addition to their summer camp, the organization offers an after-school program, puts on local shows, conducts fundraisers, and … Continue Reading

Dan Reed

Perhaps Dan Reed has always been a “citizen of the world.” He lives in Prague now. But in the 80s it was Portland’s vibrant music scene that Dan Reed Network was putting on the map.

Blake Sakamoto and Dan Reed … Continue Reading


Leigh Marble will premiere the music video for his song “Pony” on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at Kelly’s Olympian, Portland, Ore.

“Pony” first appeared on Leigh’s last record, “Where The Knives Meet Between The Rows,” and was hailed as a … Continue Reading