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...
The Studio That Builds Its Own GearAdam Sweeney - Jun 8, 2018
Hand-built tube mics, a modified board and rare gear, The Map Room takes a calculated approach to its creative space. Photos by Saehee Photography
Ed Sheeran: One Man WonderBren Swogger - Aug 2, 2017
Headlining a sold-out Moda Center for the second time, songwriter Ed Sheeran once again proved his talents, turning an arena into an intimate space with his voice, guitar and amped-up production
Nick Jaina: 'Belle Isle' [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Sep 9, 2016
After facing rejection head on, the prolific troubadour returns with the latest installment in his sonic canon—due out September 16 via Fluff & Gravy. Listen to "Belle Isle" now to see if you...
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