On a windy and rainy Saturday night, the Texas heat was on in Milwaukie, Ore., when Texas bluesmen Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King took the stage with their band. With their dueling guitar styles at the forefront and each with a distinctive style that somehow works, after some 26 years together, the blend was near perfection. It was a roadhouse-style blues-rock performance that had it all: gritty Texas blues, a little soul, and songs about whiskey, women, heartache and cornbread. The perfect recipe for a great Saturday night party where everyone had fun.
Hailey Niswanger: 'River of Perception' [Song Premiere]Joel Sommer - Oct 31, 2017
The NYC via PDX saxophonist is back with a new record, but this time she's also leading her new group. Welcome MAE.SUN to the world and turn up the record's opening number now for your listening...
Listen to Scott Pemberton Rock 'Applesauce Ray-Gun' Live [Song Premiere]Chris Young - May 30, 2017
Hear a live recording of Scott Pemberton now and then celebrate the release of his new live record in the flesh at the Doug Fir on June 2.
A Q&A with Young Rising Sons Before Their Co-Headlining Tour Comes to PortlandBren Swogger - Jul 10, 2015
Andy Tongren of Young Rising Sons chats with Vortex about their upcoming tour with Hunter Hunted, which stops by the Hawthorne Theatre on July 18, as well as new music from the band. UPDATE:...
Moon Duo, Death Songs and Blesst Chest at Mississippi StudiosRoddy Jasa - Mar 23, 2015
The San Francisco duo'll become a trio in Portland on March 28 when they play psychedelic songs from a new record that was crafted in our own backyard.