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What happens when you mix a classically trained jazz singer with one of Portland’s most acclaimed trumpet players, a versatile pianist and sensitive drummer? Kate & the Crocodiles, of course! Gavin Bondy, the celebrated trumpet player for world-renowned … Continue Reading

Emerging synth-pop duo Talk Modern recently joined me on air for an in-depth interview and surprise listen to the entirety of their forthcoming EP, XO. After connecting over social media, the band give me an early listen to the tracks

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Singer-songwriter Maiah Wynne was recently on the program to talk to us about her influences, original music, and perform a few songs for our listeners. As a songwriter Maiah draws inspiration from artists in all different genres but says “I’m … Continue Reading

Food & Drink, Prizes, Silent Auction and LIVE MUSIC

by Jim Newman & Jen Emerson

Last summer, when PRP rocked the city with Secret Shows at Block 17, Mbrascatu & Goldfoot, amongst others, rocked the PRP stage with energetic and … Continue Reading

A special Drop-In Session at Portland Radio Project: members of Blitzen Trapper will take a ride on The Bus Stop, Wednesday April 5, between 3-4 pm!

Nobody tells their wooly Northwest band story as well as they do in … Continue Reading

The Portland Playlist welcomed back Ill Lucid Onset to the studio Wednesday to listen to some of their influences and recorded tracks from their new album, “Trixie Studio Sessions.” Singer-Songwriter Ryan Aiello, started Ill Lucid Onset to bring a fresh … Continue Reading

Appearing on the third episode of Fresh Spins with Jen Em:

(intro) Melvv “Vibe”
Koop “Waltz for Koop”
The Republic Tigers “Buildings & Mountains”
Empress of “Hat Trick”
The Plastic Revolution “Natsuko”
Mimi Gilbert “Strangers Won’t Exist”
Coco Columbia “Radiant … Continue Reading

Recently we welcomed to the show, producer and owner operator of The Rye Room, Matt Greco. On this episode I focused our playlist on producers and music production. Matt brought in a handful of influences, previous production projects, and … Continue Reading

For my first episode of 2017 we had The Adio Sequence join us in studio to talk about new music, recap 2016, and their plans for the new year. Jen Emerson and I had plenty to chat about with the … Continue Reading

Girl Fest 2017
Portland Radio Project is always excited to feature local music and all-ages shows, and we are especially thrilled to announce all of the above in the girl-power festival “Girl Fest 2017” which proudly returns to Lola’s Room at the Crystal 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

On this special episode of Sounds of PDX, recording artist Rob Daiker joined me to debut his brand-new album, Binary Affairs. Rob’s latest release is packed with memorable hooks, powerful lyrics, and a handful of phenomenal guest musicians.… Continue Reading

Members from Foxy Lemon, pseudoboss, and The Pining Hearts recently stopped by the show to talk about festival bands and share some of their influences.

The topic of festivals or great festival bands may conjure memories of events … Continue Reading

The Portland Playlist filled the studio Wednesday night when 9 of the 19 member band, Stumptown Soul, came to the studio to give a preview of their upcoming benefit concert and toy drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children.  The … Continue Reading

Local troubadour and entertaining fellow Peter Duff spent time talking with Rob Rainwater about his years in the music world, and playing some songs.  Peter’s background in music management and Irish origins made for some great stories.   Hear the full … Continue Reading

Portland based guitarist and tune-smith Dave Mullany  stopped into the PRP studio recently to spend some time talking with Rob Rainwater about music and guitar playing.  Listen to the conversation here.

 

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

Music lovers who transform their living rooms into venues for touring artists provide an intimate setting, as Mike and Jan Hollen do at Hill Country West. And their informal events sometimes feature accomplished artists who could easily fill an … Continue Reading

By | Jen Emerson

Last Thursday, Onion The Man dropped by to hand out on Sounds of PDX to talk about new music and their upcoming shows. The band has an infectious positivity to their outlook on connecting with a … 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