Marches. Protests. Boycotts. Walkouts.

Things being what they are today, it seems like a good time to seek inspiration with a look at the influence of music and musicians in the political landscape.

So…who’s music is making a difference?

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About a month after releasing Willow BabyTara Velarde joined me to talk about her creative process, new single, and played a few live songs for our listeners. In the first hour of the show we listened to Tara’s … Continue Reading

Before heading out on their 2017 European tour, Mordecai‘s Kate Kilbourne dropped by the show to talk to me about the band’s creative process, influences, and their recently released “It’s Never Enough” LP. Some of the influences … Continue Reading

Portland’s new socially minded business organization, Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX) combines business advocacy with technology to press for grassroots social change.

In it’s monthly Call-to-Action BBPDX features an appeal by Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis for Portland business leaders … Continue Reading

Northwest Children’s Theater and School aims to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of their young audiences. Home to one of the largest theater schools on the west coast, NWCT produces five main stage performances every year.

NWCT was founded … Continue Reading

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

Over 35% of adults over 40 in the U.S. suffer experience vestibular dysfunction during their lives, going on to later develop chronic vestibular disorders. These disorders develop when the inner ear and brain that process sensory information are damaged. Vestibular … Continue Reading

Portland indie-folk troubadours Ages and Ages stopped by the PRP studios Friday for a surprise mid-afternoon acoustic live session, and rocked the place with their by-this-point-unmistakable interlaced harmonies and infectious living-room sound.

Ages — who broke out with a first … Continue Reading

Fresh Spins with Jen Em

Fresh Spins with Jen Em – ep 26
8/4/2017

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The Gateway by Sam Gellaitry
How Life Works by Gothic Tropic
Moving Mountains by ANIMA!
Billions of Eyes
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In search of the latest and greatest in Indie music? Here are three great artists hailing from Australia, Serbia, and our own vibrant Portland, sure to please the palate of discerning music buffs.

Souvenir Driver

From Portland, Souvenir Driver’s moody, … Continue Reading

Exceed Enterprises is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vocational and personal development services to people with disabilities in the Portland metropolitan area. The organization was founded in 1968, and offers a wide variety of rehabilitation services, personal services, and … Continue Reading

Looking for new bands and artists to tickle your earbuds?

From Canada and Norway, respectively, here are a couple of talented musical acts you might love.

Tasseomancy

Twin sisters Romy and Sari Lightman, formerly of Ghost Bees,  formed indie-folk / … Continue Reading

Looking for compelling new music to tickle your earbuds?

Portland’s bliss pop Souvenir Driver may be just the ticket.

Their moody, melodic sound – a great blend of shoe gaze, pop and rock – is easy to get hooked on.… Continue Reading

Fresh Spins with Jen Em

Missed an episode of Fresh Spins with Jen Em? Forget any of the band names or song titles?
They’re all listed below, with handy artist links and links to the Spotify playlists.
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The Portland Playlist was excited to bring Laura Ivancie into the studio Wednesday night to talk about her influences and the new music she has spent the past 18 months creating. She is an artist who is continually challenging herself … Continue Reading

Approximately 70,000 – 100,000 women and men from points north, south, east and west converged on the fair city of Portland Saturday to show solidarity and support for the rights of women.

Braving stormy weather, the crowds gathered at Tom … Continue Reading

Earlier this year outstanding blues musician Hamish Anderson returned with his debut studio album “Trouble.”

The new release is a robust compilation of blues rockers from the smoking hot L.A.-based performer who hails from Melbourne, Australia.

A testament to his … Continue Reading

Portland survived the snowpocalypse long enough to welcome Karen Lovely into the studio for a night of laughs amidst the Blues, sprinkled with a couple of holiday tunes. Karen started her music career hiding within the safety of a choir … Continue Reading

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