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Last Tuesday, (March 4th) Portland’s own up-and-coming Reggae group of good friends showed their love for returning home. After touring the North/Midwest for the last month, AOV received a warm welcome back, packing the floor with fans, friends and family … Continue Reading

It’s a musical spectacle that words can’t properly describe. I’m going to try anyway; at least for a couple of paragraphs.

I’m one of many Portlanders who share a birthday with this breathtakingly unique and colorful group of talented musicians, … Continue Reading

Mission statements and mantras are handy tools. They help define, refine and shape our concepts and goals and the “why” of what we are doing. And when a band creates a “manifesto” you know it’s serious and maybe even a … Continue Reading

Attention music teachers! Portugal. The Man and a Portland insurance company are teaming up with the Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) to offer scholarships to college-bound music students. $2500 scholarships will be awarded to four graduating high school seniors … Continue Reading

Heads up for an incredibly special release party. Former Dharma Bum Jeremy Wilson is releasing his first full-length solo album. It’ll be a full performance of the entire album, “Empty Through Empty Space” and with a stellar cast of players, … Continue Reading

Ever thought about entering a music competition? Different from American Idol or The Voice. This is all about YOUR original music. Enter “Up & Comin'”. Could be YOU.

Are You Up And Comin’?

As Willie Bum Bum Baker told me, … Continue Reading

Let’s just get this out of the way. Levon’s Helmet is not a pun-driven tribute band. Jason Oppat and Gordon Keepers spun out of bluegrass band Water Tower, and it is full speed ahead with another kind of power-punk-pop … Continue Reading

It may be the awesome combination of three strong names or the French blood that’s driving Eric John Kaiser to be one of Portland’s hardest working musicians!

Born and raised in the suburbs of Paris, Eric established a name for … Continue Reading

The Band Joseph, three sisters from Portland, recently released a stunning video of their single CLOUDLINE from their upcoming CD, “Native. Dreamer. Kin.”

Interview with Joseph

Joseph sat down for an interview with us last November.

Next Portland Show

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Coldwater

What began as noodling around campfires with friends and gathering in living rooms to feel the joy of playing music together has into morphed into something resembling a  real band of players.

From Backyard to Stage Front

It began with … Continue Reading

Peter Yarrow

Couldn’t have had a more heartfelt Valentine than Peter and his son Christopher. Don’t miss Peter’s astute observations on global warming in the final video segment.

For more than 50 years Peter has dedicated his life to social justice issues, … Continue Reading

Are we proud or what?!?  Back through Portland’s  Rock of Ages, there were the Kingsmen, there was Quarterflash, Jon Koonce, Dan Reed, and so many others for which we music lovers held high hopes, with good reason. Now enter Liv, … Continue Reading

Seattle’s Rose Windows, in keeping with hip disparagement mindsets, have called the music they do “insufferable psychedelic garbage”. What the 7-member group HAS crafted is an extraordinary and unique sound and vision, much of it created on the backs of … Continue Reading

Goose & Fox

A wonderfully folksy one! But shhh… don’t tell anyone that Portland’s own duo, Goose & Fox, played an amazing show at the Secret Society Ballroom Thursday night.

Since the release of their new album back in November, PRP has … Continue Reading

Yes, gentle listener! You heard right. FREE download. Blitzen Trapper’s seventh studio album, VII, was released last fall, but the gifts keep coming into the late days of winter.

Blitzen Trapper Want to “Shake Your Hip”

An outtake from … Continue Reading

Friends of Jim Miller are pouring out their love for him on Facebook, upon word the Portland bassist was in a coma.  As Oregon Music News reported, Miller suffered a massive heart attack last week. Along with being … Continue Reading

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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Joseph

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

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