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Your Guide to Summer Sounds in Portland
Sun’s out, car windows are down, front doors are wide open, and you should be blasting the best new #PDXmusic. Featuring Portland hip-hop, dark rock and dance pop, hear fresh new music from Myke Bogan, The Domestics, RAC, Sunbathe, Tribe Mars, Nick Delffs and many more during this season’s warmer months. From emerging artists to veterans of the scene, this issue continues our exploration of The Portland Underground, offers festival and show picks, and includes Dolly Parton hanging in a Portland bar bathroom!
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From The Editor
Growing The Circle In PortlandChris Young - Jul 27, 2017
When circles join, we create a larger pool. Jump in—the water’s fine.
Decent Don Hits The FestivalsJP Downer - Aug 11, 2017
If you've been out and about at Pickathon or PDX Pop Now! during recent summer weekends, maybe you've had a chance to connect with Decent Don.
The Portland Underground: A Treasure HuntOllie Collins - Aug 29, 2017
The underground must be organically discovered and experienced, not Instagrammed.
New In #PDXmusic
Three Portland Artists to Watch This SummerJeni Wren Stottrup, Mac Smiff, Ryan J. Prado - Jul 18, 2017
What’s old to you is new to someone else. From those with established indie creds stemming from years with The Shaky Hands and Genders, or an R&B collective featuring members who dabble in all...
A Sonic Catalogue of RACChris Young - Jul 13, 2017
From remixer to original artist, take a listen to André Allen Anjos’ path from dorm room dabbling to winning a Grammy in 2017. His sophomore record, 'EGO,' drops on July 14 and you can catch him...
Myke Bogan's 'Pool Party'Eric Skelton - Aug 11, 2017
Five years into his rap career, Myke Bogan just worked through the most difficult creative process of his life and now he’s ready to celebrate. Photo by Jason Quigley
Out of the Darkness: The Domestics See the LightRyan J. Prado - Sep 7, 2017
It's been a long road for the duo as they approach the release of their sophomore LP. And although that road just got a little longer, 'Little Darkness' will show you that there's a light at the...
Portraits of Portland Music
What Is Dolly Parton Doing In This Portland Bar Bathroom?Chris Young - Mar 9, 2018
The man who took the most iconic photo in all of rock and roll history—the only image that’s ever appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone twice—also has photography hanging in a local bar's powder...
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