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Cody Jinks drops new single, announces Portland date

06/20/2018 | comments

Texas outlaw country singer Cody Jinks dropped a new single this week in advance of his upcoming release "Lifers", his first on the Rounder Records Label. Jinks will be appearing at the Crystal Ballroom ...


Brandi Carlile was nominated today for the 2018 Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association.

Americana Music Association announces nominees for 2018 awards

05/15/2018 | comments

2018 Emerging Act of The Year Nominees 2018 EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR NOMINEES• Courtney Marie Andrews• Tyler Childers• Anderson East• Lilly Hiatt pic.twitter.com/PiM1lCxYV5 — ...


Wayne Horvitz / Photo by Tom Chargin

Wayne Horvitz and Rebecca Sanborn on Sweeter Than the Day and The Blue Cranes Q&A

04/27/2018 | comments

... “a composer is someone that tells people what to do.” I’ve never been shy about that! *laughs* L: Let’s talk solos, do you think about them and rehearse them? How much is improvisation? ...


Charles Neville passes at the age of 79

04/26/2018 | comments

Charles Neville, saxophonist for the Neville Brothers, passed away today in Massachusetts. Neville had been battling pancreatic cancer. Aaron Neville, his brother, took to Twitter for a heartfelt statement, ...


The Generosity of the Robert Glasper’s Jazz Supergroup R+R = NOW at the Roseland Theater April 19, 2018

04/21/2018 | comments

... relentless drum part, followed by a brief passage featuring the bass. At this point Glasper quipped "That s*** at the end was just made up!"  explaining that it was only the band's third gig, and referencing ...


Kendra Carpenter performing at the Lake Theater in Lake Oswego

Kendra Carpenter: Coffeeshop Conversations #141

03/22/2018 | comments

I'm hosting this week's conversation from World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th & Glisan. Our guest this week is Portland musician Kendra Carpenter, a wonderful vocalist and cello player. She also runs ...


Darlingside ~ Photo by Cameron Gee

Darlingside at Mississippi Studios Thursday

03/14/2018 | comments

Genre-defying is usually a term used by reviewers as code for throwing up their hands in confusion, admitting that they aren't really sure what to make of a band. Darlingside could certainly fall into ...


Anderson East at Revolution Hall Friday night

03/07/2018 | comments

Anderson East is quickly solidifying his position as one of the hottest Southern Soul performers in the country. He makes a stop in Portland on Friday when he performs at Revolution Hall. Consider yourself ...


The Rubens ~ Photo by Giulia McGauhan

Ticket giveaway: The Rubens at Doug Fir Lounge

03/05/2018 | comments

Looking for something to do Friday night? We've got you covered and have two sets of tickets to give away for The Rubens at the Doug Fir Lounge. To win, all you have to do is post a comment on this post. ...


Lake Street Dive announce new album

03/01/2018 | comments

Lake Street Dive is one of those bands that flew under my radar for a long time and I didn't get hip to their sound until last fall. And am I glad I did. While scrolling through some YouTube videos one ...


Seth Walker brings his rootsy sound to Portland

01/30/2018 | comments

Seth Walker swings through Portland this week with a date at the White Eagle Saloon on Thursday. The critically acclaimed Walker has just released his latest single, Spirits Moving, in advance of a live ...


I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House at Dantes on 12/15/17 Photos/review

12/17/2017 | comments

... in concert to celebrate the anniversary. Creepy Little Noises fitfully kicked off the show. American F**k Machine followed and put things in overdrive. This is where the SOBs shine. Heavy guitars, a monster ...


The Barr Brothers ~ Photo by Brigitte Henry

The Barr Brothers bring lofty sounds to Wonder Ballroom Friday

12/13/2017 | comments

Montreal's The Barr Brothers swing through Portland on Friday with a stop at the Wonder Ballroom. The band just wrapped up a European run opening for The War On Drugs and their current headlining tour ...


Big Head Todd and the Monsters ~ Photo by Jason Siegel

Big Head Todd and the Monsters play Revolution Hall Thursday

12/05/2017 | comments

Big Head Todd and the Monsters swing through Portland this week with a stop at Revolution Hall Thursday. Some bands just seem to get everything right from the start and BHTM is most definitely one of those. Based ...


Deer Tick ~ Photo by Laura Partain

Deer Tick bring double dose of music to Wonder Ballroom this weekend

11/01/2017 | comments

Bands that fall in the spaces between musical genres have tremendous flexibility. Some get lost in that amount of creative freedom. Others, like Deer Tick, thrive. Simultaneously folksy, funky, soulful, ...


William Bell  ~ Photo by Ginnette Callaway

Grammy winner William Bell visits Portland Wednesday as part of the Take Me to the River tour

10/17/2017 | comments

In his spoken intro to the song I Can't Turn You Loose, Elwood Blues of the Blues Brothers says, "By the year 2006 the music known today as the blues will exist only in the classical records department ...


Find Yourself: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

10/11/2017 | comments

After cutting his musical chops the past ten years, Lukas Nelson may finally have broken through to the national stage in a major way. His latest album "Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real" is a great ...


The Mavericks: Paul Deakin, Jerry Dale McFadden, Raul Malo, and Eddie Perez ~ Photo by David McClister

Mavericks relish a brand new day: Play Revolution Hall Thursday

10/11/2017 | comments

Being successful in music can have a certain Peter Pan quality: The temptation to never grow up is strong. "When you're at the top, the waters can get really muddy in terms of how you carry yourself and ...


Annakim Violet published a series of posts on Instagram about her father Tom Petty that were heartbreaking.

Commentary: Yesterday sucked and today hurts

10/03/2017 | comments

I had been out Sunday evening and away from my messages. Taking a quick look at my phone before going to bed, I saw a push notification from the New York Times mentioning a shooting in Las Vegas. My first ...


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