Last year saw Salvatore Manalo step into the studio for the first time to record his debut EP at SW Portland's The Rye Room. The five-track record is full of smooth, soulful R&B tunes with catchy pop hooks. But as an independent artist, it's impossible to spend all your time in a professional recording environment so Manalo got back to the basics—writing and laying down tracks at home. "Love Coming Down" is his... read more
Laryssa Birdseye: 'Press Play' [Music Video]Brendan Swogger - Dec 23, 2019
Taking a more upbeat, pop direction, Portland’s Laryssa Birdseye returns with a brand new EP, ‘Press Play,’ alongside a titular single and its accompanying 80s-inspired music video.
Laryssa Birdseye: 'Never Have Children' [Song Premiere]Brendan Swogger - Jul 24, 2019
Two years after the release of her debut album, the Portland singer-songwriter returns with a brand new single and a soon-to-come sophomore record exploring the grief of heartbreak.
Picklefest Brings ‘The Sounds of Portland’ on Vinyl!Chris Young - Jul 6, 2018
Does it get any better than baseball, beer and local bands? Well, yes. Add in pickle tasting and #PDXmusic on vinyl and you've got the inaugural Picklefest on July 14! Score your tix, free beer...
In Conversation with David PollackBrendan Swogger - Feb 24, 2018
With a brand new single and his sophomore album on the way, recent Portland transplant David Pollack chats with Vortex about his new music, new sound and new city.
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February 4, 2019 8:45am
Laryssa Birdseye at the Portland Rose Festival on June 2, 2018Photos by John Alcala
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Redwood Son, Cosmic Rose, Laryssa Birdseye and The Lariza Sisters at the Doug Fir Lounge on April 26, 2017Photos by Miss Ellanea
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