Labels to Watch: PJCE, Dazzleships, Infinite Companion and Fluff & Gravy Records
Robert Ham, Katey Trnka, Chris Young - Feb 22, 2019
Whether on cassette, vinyl or streaming online, Portland’s best sonic curators provide a diverse snapshot of what our city sounds like—from all sorts of jazz, to authentic singer-songwriters...
Pretty Gritty Live from The Rye Room [Video Premiere]
Kelsey Greco - Jan 31, 2019
The latest Rye Room Session features local folk duo Sarah Wolff and Blaine Heinonen of Pretty Gritty. Watch them perform a cover of “All I Have To Do Is Dream” at The Rye Room. Then don’t miss...
Those Willows: 'Elowah' [Video Premiere]
Ryan J. Prado - Jan 31, 2019
Those Willows keep it cool in their wintry new video for the Gorge-inspired song "Elowah." Don't miss them at Portland's Folk Festival at the Mission Theater on February 2 or at Mississippi...
Artist to Watch: Fox and Bones Are Following Their Own Musical Mantra
Kelsey Greco - Jan 25, 2019
“In a strange way these songs are a mantra, so we want to be very careful what we are repeating [because] the things that you say turn into your actions, and all of a sudden that’s your life.”...
Hear Fox and Bones on Making the Move with Tara Velarde [Podcast Premiere]
Tara Velarde - Jan 17, 2019
Featuring conversations with working musicians, Making the Move digs into the creative ways artists structure their careers, sustain their financial and artistic needs, and balance their...
Under The Lake Live from The Rye Room [Video Premiere]
Kelsey Greco - Feb 15, 2018
The latest Rye Room Session features Portland’s Under The Lake performing the Olympics-inspired “LJT.” Don’t miss them at the PDX Jazz Festival on February 23 at the Mission Theater paying homage...
Just People: ‘Keep the Fire Burning’ [Song Premiere]
Chris Young - Jan 24, 2018
After 10 years of soulful rock, the Portland seven-piece are still going strong—and are throwing a killer party to celebrate! Don't miss Just People and a lineup full of their friends at the...
Niamh Live from The Rye Room [Video Premiere]
Kelsey Greco - Aug 10, 2017
The latest Rye Room Session features Portland’s Niamh performing “Pretending.” Don’t miss her Portland Radio Project acoustic set on August 22!
Tony Ozier and Rasheed Jamal 'Wake Up' [Song Premiere]
Chris Young - Aug 8, 2017
The Doo Doo Funkateer has emerged from the deep with fresh sounds and you'll get your first taste at the Mission Theater on August 11 with Jamal, DJ O.G. One and more. Leave a comment here to win...
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Donny McCaslin on 'Beyond Now,' 'Blackstar' and Bowie
Nathan Rizzo - Jun 12, 2017
The New York saxophone virtuoso speaks with Vortex ahead of his June 16 performance at Portland’s Mission Theater.
Watch Live Sessions with 11 MOGO Music Festival Artists Thanks to Dan Cable Presents [Video Playlist]
Dan Cable - Feb 17, 2017
Get a preview of Portland’s MOGO Music Fest with performances from Mic Capes, Cambrian Explosion, Santiam, Korgy & Bass and many more. Plus, find out how to win fest tickets here!
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.
Why There's Hope in 2017
Chris Young - Feb 10, 2017
Raise a flag in the name of protest, progress and #PDXmusic because Portland music will prevail.
Jon Koonce: 'Woman Stronger Than Man' [Song Premiere]
Chris Young - Jan 26, 2017
Hardened by technology and the music industry, the Portland mainstay releases his 13th record—a bluesy, soulful, analog statement—at the Mission Theater on February 4.
It Takes A Village
Farnell Newton - Nov 2, 2016
Why did Farnell Newton help establish the Portland Black Music Festival? Because we have incredible strength when we come together.
Get the Gig: 14 Concert Booking Tips
Chris Young - Apr 19, 2016
Take these concert booking tips from local pros and add them to your arsenal—then pick up plenty more when Vortex hosts a marketing meetup at the Mission Theater on April 24 featuring a panel of...
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