Artist to Watch: Donte Thomas Readies His Summer SwagMac Smiff - May 14, 2019
The young rapper has been sitting on his colorful sophomore release for a minute now. With all of the elements nearly in place, get ready to hear a polished piece of stylish Portland hip-hop this...
The Life and Times of Portland Recording StudiosAdam Sweeney - Jun 4, 2018
With a city and music industry constantly in flux, Portland’s recording rooms are facing new challenges. Yet, there is no shortage of spaces, whether professional or DIY. Explore basements,...
A Conversation of Collaboration: Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop Burn 'Love Letters' TogetherAndrea Janda - Jun 3, 2016
As the duo return to Portland to perform their love songs at a sold-out show on June 3 at the Aladdin Theater, Vortex chats with Jesca Hoop about the co-creation of an album of duets with Iron &...
Sallie Ford and Summer Cannibals at the Doug Fir LoungeRoddy Jasa - Oct 7, 2014
Portland’s favorite female rocker is set to kick off her fall tour and celebrate the release of her new album with her new band—in the same venue where she left off with the old one—on October 10.