Singer Songwriter Matthew Zeltzer of The American West, stopped into the PRP studio on Sunday, May 15th, to talk with Rob Rainwater about Songwriting, European Tour, and this weeks residency at McMenamin’s Al’s Den.  Click below to listen … Continue Reading “Drop-In Session – Matthew Zeltzer of The American West on Songs From The Source”

PRPmogoWhen you think of a strong trio in the world of music you may think of The Police, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, or Muse, but here in Portland I think of Harper. Harper is a band that exemplifies smart songwriting … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with Harper – Sweet Tunes”

PRPmogoSaturday 11/21 was a huge night for the band One From Many (O.F.M). Not only did they play for a screaming crowd of fans at the mogo Portland Music Festival, they also played through the entirety of their greatly … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with One From Many – 29:11 Release”

Two of our own, Michele Van Kleef and Rob Rainwater, rocked the Premier Performance Stage on Friday, November 13! With their delightful harmonies, storytelling lyrics, interactive performance style, and lighthearted humor – these two musicians had the audience roaring … Continue Reading “Whiskey Darlings Live Stage Event – Rob Rainwater and Michele Van Kleef”

Redcast is getting things done! The band is getting play all over Portland and beyond – sharing their happy, feel good music that they jokingly referred to as “New Nostalgia.” They accidentally landed on that term, but it actually does … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with Redcast – New Nostalgia”

Noah, Charley, and Justin stopped by to chat with PRP’s PDX Rock Block this past Wednesday. Normally, an entire rock band with a gigantic full sound could not fit in PRP’s tiny studio. However, these three men are the entire … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with pseudoboss – Working it!”

PRPIt is rare that a band is able to easily express what motivates them to stick together through the tough times. It’s even more unusual for the members to have been friends for several years outside of the band. When … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with Lucy Gray: BFF’s”

PRPThe lovely and talented Haley Johnsen lit up the Rock Block and PRP studio this week with her delightful presence and beautiful music! Haley and a few of her band members joined us for snacks, a casual chat, and a … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with Haley Johnsen – Through the Blue”

Big thanks to Josh from Redwood Son for hanging with Team Rock Block in to the PRP studio this week! Redwood Son’s music is a genre mashup Josh calls “country funk.” Meaningful, moving lyrics that touch the heart are combined … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with Redwood Son: Country Funk Personified”

The passion for hip hop culture runs deep in Josh, Boyd, and Vince from ADDverse Effects. We’re honored that they shared their passion with PRP’s PDX Rock Block this week. As the only hip hop band in November’s mogo Portland Continue Reading “PRP drop-in session with ADDverse Effects: Hip Hop with a positive spin!”

Quite the party in the studio this last Wednesday on PRP’s PDX Rock Blockemotitron stopped by to share their musical influences, talk about the upcoming mogo Portland Music Festival in November, and share some new, unreleased demos with … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session With emotitron”

At PRP, we love our local musicians – especially when they join us and play live in the studio. We are completely honored when they share new music with us on the Rock Block. We are impressed when we … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with Brian Harrison and The Last Draw”

PRPMcMWell, this week has started off with a Bluegrass Bang at McMenamins Al’s Den! Ben Larsen began his week-long residency on Sunday 10/11. He’ll be in residence through Saturday 10/17, making music with different friends every night in the … Continue Reading “McMenamins Al’s Den welcomes Ben Larsen”

Rock Block was proud to host another mogo Portland Music Festival participant this week. Mogo is devoted to bringing the Portland music community together by producing a festival featuring the very best local artists across many different genres, ranging from … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with Tyranny Of Hours – Melodic Metal”

Jordan Harris dropped in to visit The Rock Block this week – he talked about the exciting mogo Portland Music Festival coming up this November, and how he was excited to be part of this diverse and supportive music community … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session and live in-studio session with Jordan Harris!”


Portland Radio Project and McMenamins are working to bring you the very best in local music – here’s what’s happening this week: Following a long-established Portland tradition, McMenamins Al’s Den is hosting week-long residencies, featuring a variety of fantastic local … Continue Reading “THE BREAKING: Residency at McMenamins Al’s Den – featuring Adam Sweeney and special nightly guests!”

What a fun time we have been having on the Rock Block lately! From September through November, bands from the upcoming mogo Portland Music Festival will be dropping in two or three at a time to hang out in our … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with Bart Hafeman – Takin’ It Easy!”

This week, Rock Block was proud host to three amazing local bands! Goldfoot stopped by first to give us a taste of their music, talk about an upcoming music festival they have joined, and to share what currently inspires them … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with Goldfoot – Get Up And Dance!”

We were so happy to have this band back in the studio again! One of the most fan friendly, generously hearted groups of men playing music in Portland – Metts, Ryan & Collins really “gets it”! Their fans will follow … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with Metts, Ryan & Collins”

Portland Radio Project is proud to be a part of the artist residency program at McMenamins’ Al’s Den! Each week, McMenamins hosts a different visiting band for an entire week, starting on Sunday night and ending on the following Saturday. … Continue Reading “PRP Drop-In Session with The Heligoats’ Chris Otepka”