For more than 15 years, Mike Thrasher Presents has been a major source of quality live music in Portland, Eugene, Seattle and beyond. From metal and indie bands to straight-up rock and roll to hip-hop and electronic artists, Mike Thrasher Presents brings local talent and national touring acts to stages across the Pacific Northwest.
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A Night Out with Kate Nash and Miya FolickBren Swogger - Apr 15, 2018
Taking over the Hawthorne Theatre last Saturday night, headliner Kate Nash and supporting act Miya Folick claimed punk for the ladies with standout performances in angst-driven rock.
A Portrait of a Country Songwriter: In Conversation with CamBren Swogger - Dec 11, 2017
With an ever-growing fanbase and Grammy nominations already under her belt, country singer-songwriter Cam is back with a new album and a new tour. Vortex talked to her and got to the root of her...
Through a Sea of Hands: Andrew McMahon at the Crystal BallroomBren Swogger - May 17, 2017
Nearing the end of his Zombies in America Tour, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness brought his wild ride of a show to the Crystal Ballroom with special guests Atlas Genius and Night Riots.
Dan Cable Presents: Blossom Live from Mountain Air Studios [Video Premiere]Dan Cable - Apr 19, 2017
Watch Portland’s Blossom perform “Love's Comin' At Ya” plus listen to the entire live session and interview with Dan Cable—and then subscribe to the podcast to hear new episodes every Friday....
A Couple Steps to Merle: An Interview with Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris ShiflettNathan Rizzo - Mar 20, 2017
The guitarist and songwriter reflects on his path to alt-country, working with Dave Cobb, and music’s hard road ahead of his March 21 performances at both the Hawthorne Theatre and Music Millennium.
Anything But the Usual: Vince Staples and Kilo Kish at the RoselandBren Swogger - Mar 5, 2017
In an experiment with the unexpected, Vince Staples and Kilo Kish came together for a blend of hip-hop and theater as The Life Aquatic Tour came to Portland’s Roseland Theater.
Phantogram: A Visual MasterpieceBren Swogger - Oct 17, 2016
At the Crystal Ballroom, Phantogram put on a visual production in support of their new album, 'Three,' prefaced by a strong set from producer The Range.
The New Face of Singer-Songwriter Pop: Jacob Whitesides at the Hawthorne TheatreBren Swogger - Jun 29, 2016
With a crowd full of adoring teenage fans, the 18-year-old songwriter headlined Portland's Hawthorne Theatre with support from actor and musician Shane Harper. Photo by Kristen Drum
Grace Mitchell Tours Her Favorite Places in Portland [Video Premiere]Eric Skelton - Mar 1, 2016
The “greatest artist in the multiverse” returns to Portland and stops by some of her favorite spots, including Everyday Music, Trade Up and the Crystal Ballroom. Win tickets to her March 4 show...
Grace Mitchell Does What She WantsEric Skelton - Oct 20, 2015
Confidently taking the pulse of an ADD Apple generation.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats with Ruby the Hatchet and Ecstatic Vision at the Wonder BallroomRoddy Jasa - Sep 22, 2015
A dark and subversive tone descends upon the Wonder as the United Kingdom’s current greatest cult band takes the stage with nightmarish lyrics and murderous psych metal on September 27.
A Q&A with Young Rising Sons Before Their Co-Headlining Tour Comes to PortlandBren Swogger - Jul 10, 2015
Andy Tongren of Young Rising Sons chats with Vortex about their upcoming tour with Hunter Hunted, which stops by the Hawthorne Theatre on July 18, as well as new music from the band. UPDATE:...
Best Coast Packs the Alhambra for a Sweaty SetBren Swogger - Jun 8, 2015
The 95-degree weather didn’t stop Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno from rocking the Alhambra Theatre, though it did make things a little bit sweaty. Photos by Corey Terrill
AWOLNATION: A Megalithic Mosh PitBren Swogger - Jun 3, 2015
Things spiraled out of control in the best possible way when AWOLNATION took the stage at the Roseland Theater alongside Family of the Year and Irontom.
Showmanship Comes to the Forefront for SmallpoolsBren Swogger - May 29, 2015
Supporting their debut album, Smallpools brought their incredible indie pop back to the Wonder Ballroom along with Grizfolk and Hunter Hunted.
Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Keller AuditoriumRoddy Jasa - Mar 13, 2015
In the space where flamenco and metal meet, experience the pure virtuosic marvel that is Rodrigo’s scattered melody and Gabriela’s plucking, slapping rhythm on March 20.
Hail Mary Mallon Light Up the Hawthorne TheatreOllie Collins - Feb 10, 2015
Collaborating under the name Hail Mary Mallon, the rap duo of Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic boasted New York City backgrounds with West Coast tendencies—and showed Portland that hip-hop is still fun....
Watsky with KYLE and Anderson .Paak at the Wonder BallroomRoddy Jasa - Nov 27, 2014
Catch a night of smooth and shrewd hip-hop with R&B tendencies on December 1.
A Chat with Black Flag's New Singer Before The Punk Legends Crash Into PortlandThor Benson - May 19, 2014
Black Flag has seen some troubled times but they’ve persevered and’ll be rocking out at the Hawthorne Theatre on May 28. Leave a comment on this article to win a pair of tickets!
Tyler, The Creator at the Roseland TheaterEric Skelton - May 13, 2014
Odd Future's hyperactive ringleader will guide his never-ending river of outlandish creativity to the Roseland Theater on May 23.
The New Danny BrownOllie Collins - May 12, 2014
Seemingly sober but full of energy, Portland threw the ball back to Danny Brown with just as much vigor as he brought to the Roseland Theater stage on Sunday, May 11.
Danny Brown at Roseland TheaterRobinson Eaton - May 6, 2014
Coming to your town, it's that 'Old' Danny Brown—on May 11 at the Roseland.
Dead Meadow at Hawthorne TheatreThor Benson - Mar 3, 2014
This brand of unfiltered psychedelic rock from D.C. will hit PDX on April 8.
K.Flay, Air Dubai and Itch at the Hawthorne TheatreEric Skelton - Feb 28, 2014
This hip-hop misfit may be a Stanford grad but she's also brimming with brutally honest, self-deprecating rhymes and ready to show them off at the Hawthorne Theatre on March 25.
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Meg Myers and Wild Party at the Hawthorne Theatre on June 2, 2015Photos by Sydnie Kobza
June 7, 2015 6:10pm
Meg Myers: The Queen of Darkness The alt-rock diva grabbed ahold of the Hawthorne with an equally dark and beautiful headlining set alongside opener Wild Party. Meg Myers made a sleek...
Periphery at the Hawthorne Theatre on Jan. 27, 2015Photos by John Alcala
February 8, 2015 9:35pm
Progressive heavy metal fans got to see one of the best when Periphery brought their Juggernaut Tour to Portland on Tuesday, January 27. On the night of their new double album's release...
Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Abilities as Hail Mary Mallon at the Hawthorne Theatre on Jan. 21, 2015Photos by Christina Bay
February 3, 2015 7:50pm