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There’s always that next band, artist or musician with talent aplenty just waiting to be discovered by we, the music lovers of the world.

Who are the most promising acts, and which artists have the staying power to make the … 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

All-in-all it was a provocative year for music.

At PRP we had delicious new genre-twisting music from twenty one pilots…impressive pop splendor from Shawn Mendes, plus boldly beautiful alt-rock from England’s The 1975. Ray Lamontagne gifted fans with exceptional folk-rock … Continue Reading

With summer fading into the rear-view mirror and winter fast approaching, keeping a stack of good music on-hand seems like a wise plan.

One consistently creative band whose music should be in your library?

Baltimore-based Beach House. Their tasteful … 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

Paul McCartney?

The guy that used to sing and play bass with The Beatles?

Yup, that’s the one. His newest “Egypt Station” release has truly been delighting fans and critics. It’s simple to see why.

His first studio … 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

Fresh Spins with Jen Em, episode 53

Airdate: May 11, 2018

Here are the Fresh Indie Spins from episode 53 of Fresh Spins with Jen Em!

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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

Benjamin Tyler from Small Skies recently dropped by the show and spent the evening with us talking about his personal influences and creative process. I was looking forward to talking to Benjamin about the songs and sonic environment the band … 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

The transition to kindergarten can sometimes be difficult for children. It’s essential to have a solid foundation in place with which a child can flourish in the classroom. At Youngset Co-op Preschool children are provided with the emotional, social and … 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

For the teen who dreams of being the world’s best pastry chef, there’s a place they can go to cook up kitchen experience, friendships and social skills. It’s called The Portland Kitchen.

As a nonprofit, The Portland Kitchen is … Continue Reading

Maybe this week’s episode should be called Biz360, since it’s all about Vancouver, Washington.

Portland’s neighbor to the north, across the Columbia River, annoyed for years by its moniker as a “bedroom” community to Portland, Vancouver is now part of … 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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The future is now. The creative minds of the future are on the rise. This week at Portland Radio Project we dig into the archives to feature nonprofit  Friends of Noise as part of our award-winning Community Voices series.

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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 Windis a stellar collection of songs ranging from … Continue Reading

The great Victor Borge once said, “Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” Comedy has been the backbone of many communities for centuries. The community of Portland is no different. Curious Comedy Theater has been showcasing some of Portland’s … Continue Reading