Some Experienced Portland Artists to Watch This SpringDan Cable, Jeni Wren Stottrup, Skylor Powell - May 9, 2018
Years of ambiguity, rocking dive bars and just general woodshedding have led these artists to the records they’re now releasing and the stages they’re now headlining. The lesson? Hard work pays...
A Brief History of Phases: An Interview with Z BergBrendan Swogger - Aug 12, 2016
On the cusp of kicking off their tour with Fitz and the Tantrums, Phases’ Z Berg talks to Vortex about the band's beginnings, transformation, debut album and creating their live shows. See them on...
The Enduring Weirdness of Aesop RockSam Gehrke - Apr 29, 2016
Portland’s newest resident brings his verbose rhyming to the Wonder Ballroom on May 7.
Still Writing the Book: Elvis Costello at the SchnitzNathan Rizzo - Jul 12, 2015
The English singer-songwriter returned to the City of Roses on July 8, delivering a superlative two-hour set of classics and deep cuts at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.