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Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll... Responsibly
Embracing this hedonistic stereotype leads to a very unsustainable lifestyle for artists who already lack affordable healthcare options. In pursuit of health and wellness for Portland musicians, let’s confront the occupational hazards that can make self-care difficult and look to support our community, because music is healing but our musicians are hurting. Plus new music from Lisa Vazquez, Rose City Band and MAITA.
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From The Editor
Do The HustleChris Young - Jan 22, 2020
So much of what you think you need will naturally fall into place when you put yourself out there. Join us in celebrating the release of our new issue on Last Thursday, January 30 at the Cravedog...
Time for the 'Nasty' RevivalOlivia Awbrey - Feb 19, 2020
How can music promote causes that are not just worthy but necessary? Catch Stand and Sway do just that live at Hillsboro’s Walters Cultural Arts Center on February 21.
The Portland Underground: When Shit Fucks UpOllie Collins - Mar 11, 2020
The best trick is to tai chi it so no one notices there’s something wrong.
New In #PDXmusic
Artist to Watch: Nod Your Head to the Beat Wizardry of Lisa VazquezMac Smiff - Mar 3, 2020
Armed with an MPC, a mic and an ever-changing array of doodads, the star of this globetrotting, humble rap technician is on the rise. From PDX to L.A. to Guatemala, look for new music out this summer.
New In #PDXmusic
Artist to Watch: Revealing the Mystery Man Behind Rose City BandRyan J. Prado - Jan 9, 2020
The Portland-admiring act released a debut without naming any names. Vortex is here to tell ya it was none other than Moon Duo and Wooden Shjips' Ripley Johnson—and he's ready to share another...
New In #PDXmusic
Artist to Watch: MAITA Send 'Best Wishes' to a Growing Fan BaseKatey Trnka - Jan 31, 2020
After years of carving out a home for themselves in Portland, MAITA is poised to release their debut full-length on PNW-grown label Kill Rock Stars. Catch 'em at the Doug Fir on February 5 with...
Portraits of Portland Music
Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll... ResponsiblyElizabeth Seward - Feb 3, 2020
Embracing this hedonistic stereotype leads to a very unsustainable lifestyle for artists who already lack affordable healthcare options. In pursuit of health and wellness for Portland musicians,...
Listeners Like YouKatelyn Convery - Mar 5, 2020
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