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Artist to Watch: Fox and Bones Are Following Their Own Musical MantraKelsey 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.”...
Artist to Watch: May Arden Is Bringing Opera Back to the PeopleHarris Newman - Dec 21, 2018
Is opera unapproachable for modern audiences? May Arden believes she can make it not just relevant but irresistible as her notes "physically invade people. The sound gets into people’s bones. It...
Four Portland Record Labels to Watch in 2019Robin Bacior, Robert Ham, Ryan J. Prado, Chris Young - Dec 14, 2018
Some of the strongest curatorial forces in the Rose City are not bound by the city’s limits. Far-reaching ambitions from the likes of Mama Bird Recording Co., Beacon Sound, Fresh Selects and It’s...
Artist to Watch: Maarquii Pushes Portland Hip-Hop Into New RealmsNancy Slavin - Nov 29, 2018
On 'C.A.B.O.,' Marquise Dickerson lets their non-binary, black, femme sexuality and identity take up space with no apologies. Alongside production duo JVNITOR, it's time for them to “Cut a Bitch...
'Through Frames': Lorain Explores the Edges of LonelinessAndrea Janda - Sep 21, 2018
The debut album from Lorain captures the solitude of rural landscapes, the loneliness of towering cities, and the isolation of our lives on social media. 'Through Frames' is out September 25 with...
No Kind of Rider, Fritzwa and Samuel Eisen-Meyers Are Three Portland Artists to WatchSkylor Powell, Joel Sommer, Chris Young - Sep 6, 2018
You could say it’s been a long time coming for these artists. They’ve been putting in the work for years and the fruits of these labors are ripe and ready to be consumed. From juicy R&B to...
'You, Sir,' Must Hear Abbey Hendrix Find Her VoiceAndrea Janda - Aug 16, 2018
After years of making music, whether in school, bands or the industry, some encouragement from producer Adam Brock and Lenore.'s Joy Pearson helped push Abbey Hendrix to finally realize her...
Chanti Darling's Fashionable SynesthesiaChris Young - Aug 1, 2018
The long-awaited debut from Chanti Darling is an eclectic, body-moving, retro-futurist homage to its titular genre. But until 'RNB Vol. 1' drops on August 3 via Tender Loving Empire and the singer...
Her Own Truth: In Conversation with KingsleyBren Swogger - Jun 26, 2018
Right before the release of her new EP, 'I Am Because I Am,' Moe Lincoln, aka Kingsley, sat down with Vortex to discuss love, breaking genre boundaries, and what the EP means to her.
Matt Dorrien's Got A Real Case of the BluesRyan J. Prado - May 11, 2018
The singer-songwriter's new LP may make you grey, but celebrating the release of 'In the Key of Grey' at The Old Church on May 23 will surely lift your spirits.
Some Experienced Portland Artists to Watch This SpringDan Cable, Jeni Wren Stottrup, Skylor Powell - May 9, 2018
Years of ambiguity, rocking dive bars and just general woodshedding have led these artists to the records they’re now releasing and the stages they’re now headlining. The lesson? Hard work pays...
Moorea Masa & The Mood 'Shine A Light'Andrea Janda - May 3, 2018
After touring the world with k.d. lang, the soulful 25-year-old is set to release her debut record on May 11. Celebrate its release at the Doug Fir on May 20—plus enter to win a pile of Moorea...
Laura Veirs: Devotional ExperimentsAndrea Janda - Apr 13, 2018
The singer-songwriter observes where nature, science, art and activism intertwine on her 10th solo record 'The Lookout.' Celebrate its release at Mississippi Studios on May 19.
In Conversation with JoJo ScottBren Swogger - Apr 12, 2018
JoJo Scott might seem like a typical high schooler who enjoys studying history and singing in her school’s choir. But today, on her 16th birthday, she's doing something a little out of the...
All Over the Map: Unknown Mortal Orchestra Goes GlobalRyan J. Prado - Apr 5, 2018
UMO’s Ruban Nielson may have traveled the world to record his fourth LP, 'Sex & Food,' but he still spent plenty of time in his Portland basement. Enjoy the fuzzy psych-pop record when it drops on...