Our little Vortex has been swirling around for three years, steadily picking up fans as we cover more and more of the diverse bands and artists who make Portland’s musical vortex so vibrant. Along the way, our voice has grown stronger, more confident—thanks to the support of this creatively buoyant music community and readers like you. Our goal from day one was to make the Portland music scene more successful by... read more
Dan Cable Presents: Vortex Music Magazine on the Progrum!Chris Young - Apr 21, 2017
Dan Cable stopped by Vortex HQ to chat about the many happenings and hangs we have in the works—including our Record Store Day release on April 22, an educational panel on music licensing at the...
Does Portland Have a Thriving Music Scene?Jason Fellmann - Feb 14, 2017
Local musician and promoter Jason Fellman explores the attributes of a successful music scene.
The Portland Underground: A Political Petri DishOllie Collins - Feb 6, 2017
The underground has a free-form, free-thinking, sometimes fuck-the-government attitude—the ideal political petri dish.
The Portland Underground: Welcoming TransplantsOllie Collins - Oct 26, 2016
We are all strays and runaways, my friends. So if we close the doors on transplants, we close them on ourselves.
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