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Portland Music Scene

Pink Martini Album Is Happy Hour for Progressives

Marty Lipp | Posted 11.22.2016 | Arts
Marty Lipp

It's been said that God created war to teach Americans geography, but the band Pink Martini has a better idea. The 15-member Portland band, formed in...

New American Noise: Portland and New Orleans

Abteen Bagheri | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment
Abteen Bagheri

Portland uses vintage units to create a modern sound, New Orleans samples the same beats from the late '80s to create sissy bounce. There's something cyclical about these scenes. The youth revisits the past and makes it their own.

Laura Veirs -- Another Portland Gem

Ben Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ben Evans

Veirs' seventh studio full-length; July Flame is a thoughtful, candid portrait of love, summer jubilation, and the nostalgia both can birth.