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2021 has certainly gotten off to a good start.

This year’s Grammy award show was intimate, creative, and far more engaging than usual.

Continuing where last year’s music scene left off, this year’s music scene is still hopping.

Best of … Continue Reading

In the market for a new music release that both soothes, and motivates? 

Celeste’s “Not Your Muse” is one not to miss.

Released last month, the album alternates between exquisitely introspective ballads and upbeat party tracks. For example, Continue Reading

The state of Oregon is renowned for its forests, fisheries, microbreweries, and natural tourist attractions that include Mount Hood, Crater Lake and Mount Bachelor.

However, one of the state’s best-kept secrets is its talented bands and musicians.

While the likes … Continue Reading

In the mood for new music to help you stay motivated during lockdown?

Here’s a couple new releases that merit your attention.

Glass Animals “Dreamland”

“Dreamland,” the newest from England’s Glass Animals, is making a solid splash in the music … Continue Reading

Catching up

Yours truly hit the road in January for a memorable night out at The Wonder Ballroom with Canadian Indie Rockers Half Moon Run. A solo trip, as it turned out. My significant other was dreadfully ill with … Continue Reading

If your music library is in need of inspiration or updating, lend an ear to Andy Shauf’s new “Neon Skyline.”

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter released soft rock “Skyline” in January. It’s scored him rave reviews from Paste, Stereogum, NPR and Pop … Continue Reading

There’s no question about it, it’s gotta be tough being a talented musician these days. Especially so if enduring a creative slump during a pandemic becomes part of the picture.

Also, ahem. Have you tried being a music writer? Not … Continue Reading

If you’re listening to Portland Radio Project these days, you’re already familiar with up and coming Indie-pop singer-songwriter Dylan Dunlap.

His new single “If that’s Alright,” released late last year, is on our playlist.

It’s about learning to Continue Reading

Is the newest album by indie pop band The Hugs one of Portland’s best kept secrets?

Released just last year, many could argue “Love You to Death” is deserving of better notoriety – especially outside of their Portland Continue Reading

Fall is here, and that means the rainy season is on its way.

Are you in the market for fresh, new music that uplifts you no matter what the weather’s doing?

Look no further than Ayla Nero’s latest.

Released in Continue Reading

Iceland’s Indie pop-rock Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) delivered a stunning performance Friday before a full house in Troutdale.

Promoting new album “Fever Dream,” the five-member band played at McMenamins Edgefield. An impeccable setlist was nicely divided between old and … Continue Reading

Looking for fresh, new musical horizons? Tired of the “same-old, same-old” your local radio stations play?

Here’s an idea. Go out of your way to find women-led bands. There are boatloads of excellent music acts led by women, many yet … Continue Reading

Talented British synth pop band Bastille returned with their new “Doom Days” last month, and it’s a keeper.

It’s a concept album of sorts, says frontman Dan Smith. All of its tracks explore the theme of going out … 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

If you’re looking for a fun band and some nightlife in the very near future, Portland’s own indie-rock partygoers The Quags are playing at Hawthorne Hideaway this coming Friday, October 19.

Lead singer Dennis Mitchell (Brementown Musicians, Crack City Rockers) … Continue Reading

Alt-indie rockers and Grammy award nominees Death Cab for Cutie played a solid nearly two hour setlist at Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts Monday night.

Touring to promote their new album “Thank You for Today,” the band opened Continue Reading

In the mood for new music that’s restorative and refreshing? “Almost,” the new release from Indie-pop The Ophelias, might just tickle your earbuds.

From Cincinnati, the band formed in high school and were signed by Joyful Noise Recordings. “Almost” … 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

Talented folk-pop First Aid Kit have released “Ruins,” their fourth studio album. It’s a solid “must have” collection of fresh, honest tracks sure to please fans and critics.

Plaintive, folk-rock “Rebel Heart” is the opener and longest cut … Continue Reading

Every Friday from 10 am to noon, PRP’s Jen Emerson (Fresh Spins with Jen Em) delights listeners with indie music from all over the globe. Emerson also occasionally hosts interviews with amazing local, national & international … Continue Reading