In today’s DIY indie music scene artists are finding themselves taking over more of their own business responsibilities than ever. Between writing, recording, releasing content, and planning gigs, musicians often don’t have the bandwidth or know how to execute an … 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!
When I first met recording artist Bo Baskoro I quickly realized that we had the same passion for pop music and its many sub-genres. Having been a huge fan of Bo’s music before we met I was excited to find … Continue Reading
I had the opportunity to welcome Ashley Kervabon, founder of Women Crush Music back to the program to talk to us about the Future Boss Ladies of Music Showcase which featured two up and coming recording artists, JoJo Scott and … Continue Reading
A few years back I was listening to mostly Brit Rock bands for their trademark ambient and anthemic sound. This is why I was so pleased to discover Holidae House, a PDX group that echoed all these same qualities. … Continue Reading
Are you a fan of Lorde, the 21-year-old New Zealand singer touring to promote her second album? Check out details of the Lorde Tickets Giveaway!
Salvatore’s music is a genuine singer-songwriter approach to Blues and … Continue Reading
Having served the Portland community for 44 years, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony offers performance and music education opportunities to young musicians of all ages. Children in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony learn and play in orchestra, band, jazz and percussion ensembles.… Continue Reading
About a month after releasing Willow Baby, Tara Velarde joined me to talk about her creative process, new single, and played a few live songs for our listeners. In the first hour of the show we listened to Tara’s … Continue Reading
Thanks to the Portland Mercury for noticing PRP is “a hotbed for excellent community-run radio stations.”
Check out the other “Best ways … Continue Reading
Lloyd EcoDistrict is a living laboratory for sustainability, pioneering collaborative community-scale solutions for social and environmental health. We bring together residents, organizations and businesses in Lloyd to educate, set goals, aggregate resources, and catalyze action.
With programs and projects that … Continue Reading
Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) is a non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that provides free art programing to children, teens and families affected by illness, disability and special needs. Oregon’s only in-and-out of hospital interactive healing arts program, CHAP … 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
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
Let’s say you’re a sculptor or woodworker, but you don’t have the equipment or the even all the skills yet. You might be able to use a makerspace, a collaborative workspace where folks with an idea can find the tools, … Continue Reading
Northwestern composer and pianist Michael Allen Harrison founded the Snowman Foundation in 1999 as a solution to defunding of music programs in public schools. In addition to giving children a complete education, Harrison believes that music gifts us a greater … Continue Reading
Portland is home to a growing number of social entrepreneurs – business owners who make a social mission part if their bottom line. They saw a societal problem, and they saw business as a solution, as a way to actively … Continue Reading