Nikki Lane and her band (Alex Munoz on guitar, Ben Eyestone on drums, Eric Whitman on bass and Russ Pahl on pedal steel) played their first headlining show in Oregon and brought their classic country music sound to an enthusiastic crowd last Wednesday at the Doug Fir. In my opinion, Lane is a pure country music sweetheart: Her voice is timeless, and she plays songs like "Man Up," "700,000 Rednecks" and "Sleep With A Stranger" with self-described “white trash” abandon before effortlessly switching to heartfelt songs like “You Can’t Talk To Me Like That” (watch below). Genuine and honest, her songs, like her shows, are packed fire. She’ll be playing Eugene in May and will be back again in Portland with Social Distortion this September.
Small Million: 'Saintly' [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Jul 18, 2019
Soak up this "moody gothic pop prayer," a "meditation on the idea that salvation doesn't come from another person." And then hear more new music from the synth pop duo before the Portland Pickles'...
Dan Cable Presents: Strange Hotels Live at the Doug Fir Lounge [Video Premiere]Dan Cable - Jun 27, 2019
Watch Portland’s Strange Hotels perform “C’mon Forget It” live at the Doug Fir. Then subscribe to the podcast to hear new episodes every Friday, and catch the band at The Liquor Store on July 6.
Growing A Music CareerBrad Parsons - Jun 3, 2019
Whether you believe it’s science or just pop culture that make music and cannabis such a merry pairing, the two clearly have a symbiotic relationship. In Portland’s music scene, marijuana...
Artist to Watch: Haley Johnsen Destroys False IdolsBrendan Swogger - May 10, 2019
It's been a journey for Haley Johnsen to find herself in the music industry, but with her debut record out May 24, she's found her direction. Win tix to her Doug Fir release show with The Weather...
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