Yet another stellar product of Australia’s indie-dance scene, Rüfüs (or the requisite Rüfüs du Sol in the U.S. and Canada only due to trademark being "a serious bitch") invade North America this spring on a headlining tour following a successful run of sold-out Aussie shows and the release of their debut album, Atlas. With tracks, such as “Desert Night,” incorporating elements of prog house and the sunkissed nu-disco vibes that have become so pervasive in the last few years, Rüfüs know exactly how to craft songs equally fit for a 3 a.m. dance party or an afternoon chill session by the pool. Also known for their energetic live shows, this trio should not be missed when they pass through Portland.
Oregon’s Bluesman: Norman SylvesterJory Farr - May 7, 2020
In 1987, B.B. King told a 42-year-old Norman Sylvester to devote himself full time to music. The Boogie Cat heeded that advice and became his own ambassador of blues: "Musicians are messengers. We...
The Portland Underground: Still OpenOllie Collins - Apr 30, 2020
Now is the time we need to feel connected. Join your #PDXmusic community—and start planning for our future—by participating in MusicPortland's city commissioner candidate forum on May 3 at 1pm....
Artist to Watch: Isabeau Waia’u Walker Shines Her Bright Gloom on Debut EPDan Cable - Apr 20, 2020
After 15 years of making music, Isabeau Waia’u Walker finally decided to record her own songs. 'Better Metric' is out April 26 but you can stream the title track here and celebrate its release via...
Artist to Watch: Frankie Simone's Confidence, Optimism and Honesty Is Exactly What the World Needs Right NowJoe Duquette - Apr 14, 2020
As our planet charts its own course, rest assured that Frankie Simone is sitting on the most powerful and personal music they've made to date, ready to emerge with new pop anthems that'll make...