The past Sunday evening, the Crystal Ballroom filled with music fans and musicians alike for a very special celebration and benefit recognizing the Cascade Blues Association's 30-year contribution to our Northwest music scene. The CBA, one of the nation's oldest and largest blues societies, is a testament to the diverse and thriving music scene here in Portland.
Oregon’s Bluesman: Norman SylvesterJory Farr - May 7, 2020
In 1987, B.B. King told a 42-year-old Norman Sylvester to devote himself full time to music. The Boogie Cat heeded that advice and became his own ambassador of blues: "Musicians are messengers. We...
Save Our StagesChris Young - May 6, 2020
We need numerous independently owned venues and festivals to sustain our robust music ecosystem in Oregon. As the first to close but the last to reopen, these incubators of artistry are vital to...
Laryssa Birdseye: 'Press Play' [Music Video]Bren 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.
Pledge to Support Record Stores and Artists This Holiday SeasonChris Young - Dec 12, 2019
If your local record store doesn't have what you're looking for, it's not their fault. Major labels have failed to properly distribute physical products, which means artists are losing money while...
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