Literary Arts

Literary Arts has a very Portland mission: engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.

The nonprofit was founded in 1984 with hopes of attracting a few authors and thinkers to the Pacific Northwest. In the … Continue Reading

The Portland Playlist welcomed Adolfo Cuellar, Jorge Bello, and Morgan Quinn from 1000 Fuegos into the studio for a night of hilarity, and music from near and far. After extensive touring and artistic creation with the band NIAYH, Adolfo … Continue Reading

Whether you’re on the lookout for music to lift your spirits on into the New Year, or making your holiday gift list, a few of us have been poring over the works of 2016’s finest music-makers to help make things Continue Reading

There were some sweet as honey harmonies in the studio Wednesday night from our guests, Stoneface Honey. Deciding to put her solo career aside, Angie Kopshy sought guidance from Charles Neal at Hip Stew Studios. He introduced her … Continue Reading

Bauer. If their name sounds familiar you’ve likely been hearing them on PRP – they’re in regular rotation on our playlist. Or perhaps you’ve streamed then on Spotify or seen them on Twitter, where they boast some 65,000 followers.

Formed … Continue Reading

Having already released soaring, cosmic alt-rock bangers “Patch Me Up” and “Great Escape,” California-based Indie/pop/rock The Y Axes are returning soon with new album “Umbra.”

An uplifting sound, surprising rhythms and skilled, tight drumming are the hallmark of this fun … Continue Reading

On this episode of the show we were joined by musician, producer, and recording engineer Gene Blank. I always appreciate it when guests drop by to share new music on the show and this week we had the honor of … Continue Reading

Never heard of Britta Phillips? Phillips plays bass for Indie pop band Luna, once described by Rolling Stone as “the best band you’ve never heard of.”

Her first full studio album “Luck or Magic” is one you’ll want to explore. … Continue Reading

Joseph Concert, White Flag, Wonder Ballroom

September 9th, 2016

At 8:30 p.m., the Wonder Ballroom is already half-filled. New Joseph merchandise and “I’m Alone, No You’re Not” vinyls are being sold in the back of the misty room.

When the opener, The Duncan Fellows, take stage, … Continue Reading

The Portland Playlist celebrated their first show on the radio dial with Drop-In Session guests, Stephanie Scelza and Mark Bowden. You may know Stephanie from her solo work, with her band, Strange and the Familiars, or perhaps, her … Continue Reading

Budding American rockers The Wild Feathers return with “Lonely is a Lifetime,” their rousing and fruitful second album.

“Lonely” opens with snappy hit single “Overnight.” Its big guitar sound, catchy chorus and belted-out harmonies will hook you. 

Rock-romp … Continue Reading

If you’re on the quest for new, ear-pleasing sounds that comfort and inspire, look no further than indie folk-pop band Blind Pilot’s new “And Then Like Lions” release.

Central to their sound and appeal are lead singer Israel Nebeker’s captivating … Continue Reading

From its early days, the Indie Music scene has provided a platform for artists to create, distribute, and connect directly with their fans. The genre itself is ever changing from its early days with The Smiths and R.E.M. –  to … Continue Reading

From London and hoping for a warm welcome from the American rock scene comes 4-member indie band Narrow Plains. Their self-titled recently released album boasts 13 great tracks; Portland Radio Project has already added 2 to our playlist.

The enterprising … Continue Reading

The year’s already half over and it seems like a fitting time to take stock of new music released so far.

Among the year’s highlights: in April The Lumineers released their fabulous second full-length album “Cleopatra” while Radiohead’s stellar “A … Continue Reading

Secret Show number two, coming up! Live music, snacks, beverages and a fabulous ROOFTOP venue at Block 17 Apartments.

Join PRP.fm July 29 for the second #SecretShow of the summer. You can be among the first to know all … Continue Reading

Indie Rock’s stalwart “Band of Horses” is back with what may be their choicest effort yet.  “Why Are You O.K.,” their fifth studio album, offers an exceptional collection of melodic tracks sure to boost an already strong fan-following.

The new … Continue Reading

Fans turned out in droves to enjoy the music of young blues-rock phenomenon Ty Curtis at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival last year.

With the festival now upon us – it starts today at Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park and … Continue Reading

Portland “guitar goddess” Teresa Topaz and talented friend from Southern California, Roni Lee dropped in to the PRP studio Friday morning to chat it up and play live with Valerie Ring and Dan Packard.

They both play at the Oregon Continue Reading

In this day and age we could all use a little good news or extra dose of happiness in the midst of the negativity we are surrounded by. The Sunday before this show we all witnessed the tragedy in Orlando … Continue Reading