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Cheryl Pawelski: Yet another Grammy in her pocket / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #412

02/28/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Once again Cheryl Pawelski has another Grammy, this time for Written In Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos for Best Historical Album. She revisits the Cafe at Artichoke ...


Matisyahu at the Aladdin Theater on 2/26/2024 - Photos

02/28/2024 | 0 comments



Metalcore Dropouts at the Crystal Ballroom on 02/16/2024 - Photos

02/27/2024 | 0 comments

By SYDNEY AND MIKE LEWIS // Sydney is nearly 12 now. These are from her trip to the photographer's pit at the Crystal Ballroom with Metalcore Dropouts .Mike on her progress. Plus video.


Photo by Ian Enger

Cutting Deep with The Macks: On Ambition, Experimentation, Love, and Musical Psychic Powers

02/24/2024 | 0 comments

By TOBIAS WISNER // Portland underground rock legends, The Macks, sit down to discuss their recently announced new album, The Macks Are A Knife, their biggest tour yet, and their dogged pursuit of being ...


Lisa Lipton: New Executive Director of 45th Parallel Universe / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #411

02/09/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lisa Lipton has added another Executive Director title to her vast list of accomplishments, this time with 45th Parallel Universe. She visited the Artichoke Cafe on her first day on ...


Photo by Mirifoto

Johnny Franco and His Real Brother Dom / New Light and Limn podcast episode

02/08/2024 | 0 comments

By DARKA DUSTY and MIRI STEBIVKA //  Johnny Franco and His Real Brother Dom, musicians from Sao Paolo, who have absolutely LIT UP Portland in the past few years with their effervescent performances ...


Alaina Fidzano, Songwriter Contest Winner

Portland's Folk Festival's Super Sunday

02/08/2024 | 1 comments

By BOB HOWARD //  Portland's Folk Festival...Two Days Squeezed into One / Plus....video interviews at the scene.


Miz Kitty Returns! Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #410

02/05/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lisa Marsicek, also known as Miz Kitty brought her Parlour to the Mission Theater


Review and Photos of First Night of Portland's Folk Festival...the Day Before the Storm

02/03/2024 | 0 comments

By BOB HOWARD//  ...and the show will go on! the Festival Dug out of the Storm and Returns with a Super Sunday Marathon -- 2 days in 1 -- This Sunday, February 4   


Photo by Allison Barr

Wrapping Up Portland Music Month with Chipped Nail Polish / January 28th, 2024 at Holocene

01/31/2024 | 0 comments

By TOBIAS WISNER // Lead singer of local ukulele Indie rock outfit, Chipped Nail Polish, sits down to discuss the vibrancy of the Portland music scene, the importance of creative community, Dido, and a ...


RIKI, Feb. 18th at Mississippi Studios - Preview

01/29/2024 | 0 comments

By MATT HANSEN // LA-based synth-pop artist RIKI will play Portland next month along with SF band Provoker


Poolside: Bringing warm sunny vibes to Portland

01/24/2024 | 0 comments

By ANTHONY PIDGEON // Poolside is bringing their beachy indie soul to the Wonder Ballroom on February 1st, and officially giving you permission to have FUN! Jeff Paradise says, “One of ...


Photo by Ryan Meagher/PJCE

Dan Balmer on his new album "When the Night" / Coffeeshop Conversations #409

01/23/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Guitarist, composer, educator Dan Balmer's new album When the Night is out. What's it all about? Dan has been a virtuoso for a long time and is still at the top of his game....conversation-wise ...


Hair hoppers in Hairspray

John Waters' Polyester and Hairspray (the original) at the new Tomorrow Theater / Preview and remembrance

01/22/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Two of John Waters' best loved films play the former Oregon Theater on Friday, March 26. Here's the story of my involvement with both movies in the previous century.


Photo: Mayumi Hirata

Otoboke Beaver, Feb. 22nd at Wonder Ballroom - Preview

01/21/2024 | 0 comments

By MATT HANSEN // Japanese modern punk rock band will play Wonder Ballroom with South Korea's Drinking Boys And Girls Choir


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