It’s a windy night as I climb the porch to a pale yellow house, the color of first daffodils in spring—a spring that’s come early to Portland. Moorea Masa greets me warmly and invites me into her kitchen for tea as she finishes cooking a meal for herself. A smallish cat named Hafiz, a nod to the Sufi mystic and poet, paces around, mewling for the food dish to be filled. In between bites and the wayward, headbutting... read more
The Portland Playlist: Ural ThomasChris Young - Oct 12, 2018
It’s time for Ural Thomas to spread love and bring The Pain—he shares the songs that inspire his music, plus a couple that he just can’t live without. Listen to his playlist now!
Picking Up After Pickathon: Recapping 2014Roddy Jasa - Aug 7, 2014
In its 16th year, Pickathon continued its tradition of providing quality entertainment that focuses on community, sustainability and music. As always, sustainability was the theme surrounding the...
Gregg Allman and Maceo Parker to Headline the 27th Annual Waterfront Blues FestChris Young - Mar 3, 2014
From July 3-6, Tom McCall Waterfront Park will once again fill with some 100,000 fans seeking out the blues and supporting the Oregon Food Bank. Plus Boz Scaggs, Lee Fields and Portland's Linda...
XRAY.fm Will Start Broadcasting on March 15Chris Young - Feb 27, 2014
Celebrating with performances from Ural Thomas & the Pain, Old Light and Rev. Shines at Mississippi Studios the same night, the online station will also launch a humble transmitter broadcasting in...
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