Vinyl On DemandAusten Krantz - Feb 22, 2016
Want to press just 10 copies of your record? A local vinyl manufacturer makes affordable, small-run record production available to artists and fans.
Why Isn’t Jazz Popular?Matt Fleeger - Jan 28, 2016
There’s something for everybody in jazz. It’s the most open-minded sound on the planet, no matter what the Jazz Police say. Photos by Jason Quigley
How to Press Vinyl, LocallyChris Young - Oct 21, 2015
The birth of local vinyl is happening just down the road from SE Portland in Milwaukie at Cascade Record Pressing, the only vinyl pressing facility in the Northwest and the first one ever in...
Pop Stardom in the High School Age: In Conversation with Breana Renee EubanksBren Swogger - Sep 23, 2015
Vortex talks to Breana Renee Eubanks, a 17-year-old high school senior trying hard to finish her final year of school and make it in the world of pop music.
The Road to the Perfect Music FestivalChris Young - Jul 1, 2015
The rise of the music festival in America leaves us looking for an unparalleled festival experience. And while we may think of perfection as an end state, it is actually about progression: Pieces...
Moorea Masa: A Woman Is An IslandAndrea Janda - Mar 3, 2015
From backing Ural Thomas and The Decemberists, the soul-folk singer strikes out on her own for the first time with a new EP of time-honored material. Photo by Tor Clausen
A Family Affair With The FordsChris Young - Nov 19, 2014
A day out with Sallie Ford and her decidedly original family. Photo by Benjamin Wu
Describing The Indescribable With Lost LanderChris Young - Nov 17, 2014
Making a 'Medallion,' Lost Lander moves from the physical world to the spiritual one and emerges with their second record—equally collaged as the first but with more musical minds continuing the...
Cobain Ax Sparkles in North Mississippi Music ShopJohn Chandler - May 15, 2014
Nate Andrews has compiled an impressive collection of Northwest rock memorabilia—including one of Kurt Cobain's guitars!
Finding the Right Path on Ages and Ages' 'Divisionary'Chris Young - Feb 26, 2014
Back with multi-part harmonies swelling with poppy, sonic warmth, Ages and Ages celebrate their unapologetically independent spirit and the release of their second record at Mississippi Studios on...