Montreal’s Half Moon Run enthralled fans with their exquisite indie rock Friday at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom. The fiercely talented foursome were here to promote their new “A Blemish in the Great Light“ release, and to kick off a winter tour.… Continue Reading
On the lookout for new tunes that are entertaining, inspiring, uplifting? Music by UK singer-songwriter Andy Ruddy may be just what you’re looking for.
His 2015 “Everything is in Order” debut was an astounding collection of indie folk tracks – … Continue Reading
Once in a blue moon a new song comes along that stops you in your tracks. Such was the case last week when we stumbled upon Color Palette’s new “Sunburn” single on Twitter.
It’s one of two tracks the Washington … Continue Reading
The upcoming change of seasons makes a nice time to take stock of one’s music library. Which artists continue to sustain us, delivering soul-satisfying nourishment? Which need to fall by the wayside?
If you’re looking for music that grounds, supports … Continue Reading
We’re only a few weeks into summer, and already a plethora of talented artists have taken the stage in Portland this season. From local bands to international stars, venues around the metro region are featuring some truly stellar acts. Kirsten … Continue Reading
One year ago today a voice from the rock music community fell silent.
Statistics do not look like anything special in black and white, but this new notation was extraordinarily special to the music world. On May 18, 2017, Chris … Continue Reading
Those searching for inspirational pop-rock need search no further than the latest from American indie rockers Wye Oak.
The dozen tracks on “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs” present a winning bundle of dreamscape-infused indie-rock offerings that both … Continue Reading
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?
Here … Continue Reading
Need a music pick-me-up or pondering your gift list for the holidays?
We at PRP-FM are always looking for the latest & the greatest…here’s a rundown of the year’s music highlights to inspire you!
War on Drugs “A Deeper Understanding”… Continue Reading
The band, Butter was recently on the show to talk about their debut EP and share some never before heard tracks with our listeners. During the show the band talked about the formation of the project and the eclectic influences … Continue Reading
On this episode of the show, I welcomed recording artist Shae Altered to share her stories, influences, and some wonderful insight into her creative process. As you will hear in our playlist, Shae’s influences reflect the dynamic evolution of her … 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
From the first time I heard Small Million’s “Before the Fall” EP I became an instant fan and have had their music on my personal playlist ever since. The indie synth pop duo comprised of Malachi Graham and … Continue Reading
Just days before the release of their debut record, Falcon Heart joined me to share some stories, influences, and the hard work behind making an album. Falcon Heart’s Catch The Wind, is a stellar collection of songs ranging from … Continue Reading
One week before releasing his latest LP, Chris Margolin and The Dead Bird Collection dropped by the show to debut the record for our listeners. On this episode of the program, Chris shared the events in his life that helped … Continue Reading
On a recent episode of the show Shannon Entropy joined us to launch the single “No Disgrace” off of their now released debut LP Out There Ideas. This podcast features an inside look at the making of the new … Continue Reading
On this episode of Sounds of PDX I was joined by the Indie Folk band Those Willows. The group was kind enough to drop by the studio just a few days before taking off on tour. During the broadcast … Continue Reading
On a recent broadcast Jen Em and I welcomed Pete Bosack from Mothertapes to the program. Dynamic changes, sonic layers, and memorable melodies are just a few things you can expect to hear on the band’s self titled LP so … 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.
Twin sisters Romy and Sari Lightman, formerly of Ghost Bees, formed indie-folk / … Continue Reading
If, like me, you’re born into a musical family, it’s inevitable that an instrument or two ends up in your hands. And something about the junction between music and mastery, performance and play, teaches us to grow into better, more … Continue Reading