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.
Noah Kite Live from The Rye Room [Video Premiere]Kelsey Greco - Jun 7, 2018
The latest Rye Room Session features local experimental chamber rock artist Noah Kite performing “Corvallis.”
Making 'The Switch' to Headlining: An Interview with Emily KingAndrea Janda - Feb 1, 2016
Ahead of her Portland show at the Doug Fir on February 2, Emily King chats with Vortex about her roots and what it's like to headline for the first time in her 10-year career.
Haley Johnsen: 'Feel The Water' [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Jan 22, 2016
Exuding emotion and stunning vocals, Haley Johnsen returns with a new single for 2016 as she continues to gel with her band and work on fresh material. Catch her at the Alberta Street Pub on March 9.
Perfect Pussy and Waxahatchee at Doug Fir LoungeRobinson Eaton - May 22, 2014
Don't get caught up on the names—just be at the Doug Fir for an an all-ages early show starting at 4:30pm on May 24.