Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

With about one hundred acts taking various stages at the Blues Festival this weekend, it can feel a little bit like stepping into Powell’s City of Books — you love it but there are so many choices you don’t know … Continue Reading

Bike Jungle at Blues Festival

Want to avoid the hassle and cost of parking your car? Ride your bike to the Blues Festival and get free bike parking and an opportunity to get your bike tuned up! One of the first things that caught my … Continue Reading

Happy 4th of July!  Let’s kick off the day with a short quiz, shall we?

Q: Who was the only U.S. president born on the 4th of July?
A: Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, was born on July 4, 1872.… Continue Reading

What kind of music do you play? The perennial question. We call it rock/folk/blues. It’s a big wide world of music!

PRP’s music stream will blend classic artists such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones with current hits and … Continue Reading

Clairy Browne

The Australian songstress and her band released their U.S. debut Baby Caught the Bus on May 21st, 2013. Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes incorporate a unique blend of soul, blues, doo-woop, jazz and R&B with Clairy’s powerful, soulful vocals … Continue Reading

Lee DeWyze

Lee DeWyze will be releasing his Vanguard debut, Frames, on August 20, 2013. DeWyze played guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo and drums during the recording sessions, and collaborated with renowned producer/songwriters Toby Gad, Drew Pearson, Matthew Wilder and Phil Allen, … Continue Reading

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are set to release their next, self-titled album on July 23rd, just one year after they released their second record, Here. They’ll also be hitting the road on a national tour to support … Continue Reading


Churchill will spend the fall on tour with P!nk with a Northwest stop on October 20th at Seattle’s KeyArena. However, they’ll also be teaming up with One Republic and Sara Bareilles for a number tour dates, including one at … Continue Reading

JJ Grey

JJ Grey & Mofro continue their tour in support of the new album, This River.  They’ll be opening up for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the Oregon Zoo Amphitheater on August 4th. Concert details below.

Take a listen … Continue Reading

MusicfestNW is thrilled to announce the lineup for MusicfestNW 2013, now in its 13th year of showcasing the finest in national and regional music in one of the most compelling urban areas in the country.

MusicfestNW is once again returning … Continue Reading

I’m a sucker for a searing guitar solo as delivered on this live performance of Lissie’s “In Sleep” — enjoy!

It’s been three years since California singer-songwriter Lissie released her critically-acclaimed debut, Catching a Tiger.

Her sophomore album is … Continue Reading

Ryan Bingham

Ryan Bingham is serving up a new song on the soundtrack for Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. The album is set for release on June 4th and features contributions from a wide range of artists including Elvis Costello, Neko … Continue Reading

The National

There are certain songs that make your heart clutch — put that lump in your throat.  You can feel it reach in and surround you. It’s not a feeling you’re always after, but sometimes you need it.

The National seems … Continue Reading

The Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Rebellion delivers a lush, blooming sound on their new album, Promises. Take a  listen to the opening track, “Diamonds,” and let us know what you think. The band will be at the Doug Fir Lounge on Saturday, … Continue Reading


Here’s an opportunity to see Cake in the intimate confines of the Doug Fir Lounge.  Lead singer and guitarist John McCrea and the band take the stage on Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th.

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Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards will be at the Aladdin Theater on Monday, July 22, 2013. Concert details below.

Heartless Bastards puts out groove-based rock underscored by Erika Wennerstrom’s hauntingly beautiful vocals. This Austin, Texas band released their most recent album, Arrow, … Continue Reading

Patty Griffin

I had a chance to sit in on a short Patty Griffin performance recently as she zipped through Portland showcasing songs from her new album, American Kid. Here are the stories behind several of her new songs.  She’ll be Continue Reading

Charisma and talent overflow at Mountain Air Studios when Brooks plays finger-style guitar. What is it. How did he learn it. In a moment of Zen, it seems.

If you are picking, it follows you’ll be grinning. Just can’t help … Continue Reading

Laura Ivancie

I wonder where Laura will truly end up in her journey. In the brief time she’s been doing her thing, it has included college basketball, fighting fires for the U.S.Forest Service and teaching English in Buenos Aires. But music was … Continue Reading

Redwood Son’s Josh Malm just got back from SXSW. Then did four gigs in a row back home in Portland. We catch up with him on day two of a wind down and talk SX and what’s next for … Continue Reading