Progressive heavy metal fans got to see one of the best when Periphery brought their Juggernaut Tour to Portland on Tuesday, January 27. On the night of their new double album's release (Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega), Periphery unleashed a relentless 12-song set. The fans were into the high-tech guitars, driving backline and screaming vocals, all seen by the crowd surfing and a full-on mosh pit! This was my first time seeing Periphery, and although I wasn’t sure what to expect—which is always part of the excitement of live shows—I was impressed. A spectacular show.
A Night Out with Kate Nash and Miya FolickBrendan Swogger - Apr 15, 2018
Taking over the Hawthorne Theatre last Saturday night, headliner Kate Nash and supporting act Miya Folick claimed punk for the ladies with standout performances in angst-driven rock.
A Portrait of a Country Songwriter: In Conversation with CamBrendan Swogger - Dec 11, 2017
With an ever-growing fanbase and Grammy nominations already under her belt, country singer-songwriter Cam is back with a new album and a new tour. Vortex talked to her and got to the root of her...
Dan Cable Presents: Blossom Live from Mountain Air Studios [Video Premiere]Dan Cable - Apr 19, 2017
Watch Portland’s Blossom perform “Love's Comin' At Ya” plus listen to the entire live session and interview with Dan Cable—and then subscribe to the podcast to hear new episodes every Friday....
A Couple Steps to Merle: An Interview with Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris ShiflettNathan Rizzo - Mar 20, 2017
The guitarist and songwriter reflects on his path to alt-country, working with Dave Cobb, and music’s hard road ahead of his March 21 performances at both the Hawthorne Theatre and Music Millennium.