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Hear In Portland Feb 21 12:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Portland-Based Vocalist and Violinist Chibia Opens an Excellent Leap Day Show

Plus, rockers Sheer Mag deliver a call to arms, and a survey of local Black jazz, soul, improvisation-based artists at Holocene.

Music Feb 15 1:00 PM

The Mercury's 2024 Portland Jazz Festival Picks

From Bob James Quartet to Sudan Archives, the fest's 21st year brings boundary-pushing legends to Portland, Bend, and Seattle.

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Hear In Portland Feb 14 3:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Kingsley Headlines Black History Month Event the Blacker the Berry

Plus, who is the celebrity hairstylist in Mal London's new video? And the Decemberists unpack their first music release in over six years.

Music Feb 13 12:30 PM

North Portland Jazz Club the 1905 Announces Reopening Plans

The Mississippi district music venue closed suddenly in November 2023; new management claims to have remedied its financial issues.

Music Feb 8 1:09 PM

New Solo Work From the Owner of Moon Glyph Records Is Reliably Enchanting

Steve Rosborough wants Omni Gardens’ music to feel like a lazy afternoon or your favorite sweater.

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Hear In Portland Feb 7 12:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Danny Brown Takes Introspective, Experimental Quaranta on Tour

Plus, Keeks serves high-energy wind blown chiffon in her debut single, and Greaterkind's plays a late night show at Portland Jazz Festival.

Music Feb 2 4:20 PM

One More Go at Folk Fest to Celebrate Portland Music Month

An arctic blast cut Portland's Folk Festival short, but the organizers rescheduled nearly all the bands.

Hear In Portland Jan 31 12:30 PM

Hear in Portland: Jon Batiste Opens PDX Jazz Festival 2024

Plus, Bocha and Covi. at a rap-happy Rontoms show, and an expiramental new song and stop-motion video from Jakki and the Pink Smudge.

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Hear In Portland Jan 24 2:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Sleater-Kinney Soon to Scorch Sold Out Crystal Ballroom

Supergroup Amenta Abioto, Brown Alice, and Jacque Hammond are ready to WRK!; Wynne's "Wife" video teases her next move.

Hear In Portland Jan 18 3:15 PM

Hear in Portland: Drae Slapz and Scooter Rogers Release Collab Album Dat Too

Plus, an intimate soul single from Blossom, and celebrating 400 episodes of Portland music podcast Dan Cable Presents.

Music Jan 11 3:30 PM

Bory Debut Perfectly Splits Elliott Smith's Figure 8 and DIY Vibe of Elephant 6

The comparison comes from producer Mo Troper, but we think they nailed it.

Hear In Portland Jan 10 2:26 PM

Hear in Portland: A Cozy Blossom Sunday Sessions Show

Plus, Cool Nutz supports Too $hort's Portland stop and Jay Si Proof's album release show calls for costumes!

Hear In Portland Jan 4 2:30 PM

Hear in Portland: Julia Logue's Debut Welcome To Your Sunrise Is Soul-Driven and Warm

Plus, a Golden Boy headliner show for Portland Music Month and Jamila Woods tends the Wonder Ballroom.

Music Dec 28 3:30 PM

Portland’s Best Music Videos of 2023

Let's show some love to the visuals that explain, compound, or even elevate a song's vibe—here are our five favorites.

Hear In Portland Dec 27 11:00 AM

Hear in Portland's 2023 New Year's Eve Show Picks

Our annual round-up of hot Portland NYE shows, with a new addition: Zyah Belle No Wallflowers DJ Night

Hear In Portland Dec 21 1:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Y La Bamba to Play Portland Music Month

Plus, Federale and the Delines unwrap Christmas tracks, and Greaterkind is your last shot at a chill live show before Christmas chaos.

Hear In Portland Dec 13 10:15 AM

Hear in Portland: What If We Watched Reptaliens, Got on a Rooftop, and Kissed?

Plus, Fountaine and 10thmember made an upbeat bopper collab, and are you planning your Portland Music Month?

Hear In Portland Dec 6 1:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme Holiday Shenanigans at the Schnitz

Plus, the Thesis celebrates nine years of lit, local-focus hip-hop and Ms. Arietta Ward throws you a party for HER birthday.

Hear In Portland Nov 29 12:30 PM

Hear in Portland: A New Jazz Night at Keys Lounge Draws Fans of the 1905

The new Covi. and Drae Slapz joint EP is addictively fun, and a New Year's Eve Cowboy Prom? We're There.

Music Nov 27 12:00 PM

MusicOregon Awards $57,000 in Grants to 18 Portland- and Vancouver-Area Musicians

The Echo Fund supports a historically overlooked creative pursuit: popular music.

Hear In Portland Nov 22 11:45 PM

HEAR IN PORTLAND: Friends of Noise Fundraising for an All Ages Venue

Ural Thomas and the Pain shine on a stacked New Year's Eve bill, and Portland rapper-producer Fountaine's farewell DJ dance nights.

Music Nov 20 4:00 PM

This Billie Eilish Cover by Wonderly Is Filled With Joyful Irony

We spoke with Portland music duo Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk about the new music video from their album of covers.

Music Nov 17 7:40 AM

The Rumors Are True—North Portland Jazz Club, the 1905, Is Closing

The club built a reputation for top-tier talent performances, but could not escape its looming financial problems.

Music Nov 16 1:00 PM

Live Show Review: Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville 30th Anniversary Tour

The Portland stop was a happy-sad, nostalgia-induced crying jag trip through time.

Hear In Portland Nov 15 4:05 PM

Hear in Portland: Vagabon Evolves at Mississippi Studios

Plus, Portland rapper Jordan Fletcher on a stacked Kelly's bill, and the Oregon Symphony's adds more diverse holiday concerts.

Music Nov 14 2:49 PM

Portland, Appreciate a Wynne When You Have One

The rapper's homecoming show promises bad-bitch anthems, special surprises, and fans screaming her complex, confident lyrics.

Hear In Portland Nov 8 3:30 PM

Hear in Portland: Say Yes to the RENAISSANCE / RENAIDDANCE Beyoncé Dance Night

Plus, Federale and the Prids co headline Crystal Ballroom, and two Portland rap projects score a feature from Fatboi Sharif.

Music Nov 7 1:40 PM

Oregon Jazz Legend Dan Balmer to Release New Album on Local Label

An offshoot of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, PJCE Records has comissioned new arrangements of Balmer's music for his record release show.

Music Nov 2 1:30 PM

The Wandering Drones of Water Shrew Trio

The local label supergroup of Bud Tapes' Emmet Martin and Oranj Discs' Skyler Pia release a studio album with Boreen's Morgan O’Sullivan.

Hear In Portland Nov 1 2:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Pickathon Favorites Butcher Brown to Play the Get Down

This show-heavy music news update has details on Portland's date with Wynne, and Revolutions Per Movie's first live podcast taping—with R.E.M.'s Peter Buck!

Hear In Portland Oct 25 2:05 PM

Hear In Portland: Mal London Drops a New Single and Headlines the Thesis in November

Bad Bunny's Portland show tickets are in the wind; Moorea Masa and the Mood's latest track is "Magic."

Hear In Portland Oct 20 8:00 AM

Hear in Portland: Dress Up Like a Record for Mississippi Records

Dial into the slowed down + reverb version of Karma Rivera and Chilifa Nem's “Taraji P," and imagine Providence Park's glow-up possibilities.

Movies & TV Oct 18 4:00 PM

See Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour as Big as You Can

The movie version of the exorbitantly-priced stadium show is an equalizer.

Hear In Portland Oct 11 11:40 AM

Hear in Portland: Brown Branch Big Band Honor Jazz Legend

Plus, Portland-based Nigerian singer-songwriter Izzy Baba Melo has "Something Huge," and A Beat Happening's free Lolo Pass showcase is stacked.

Hear In Portland Oct 4 12:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Chris Slusarenko's New Podcast Talks Stop Making Sense

Plus, sobbing about Dame D.O.L.L.A.'s "Farewell," and vibing with A Beat Happening at OMSI.

Music Oct 2 1:00 PM

As No-No Boy, Dr. Julian Saporiti Turned His Research Into Brainy, Bright Folk Songs

"Empire Electric" sounds like Sufjan Stevens' 50-albums-for-50-states project, but about Asian experience in America.

Hear In Portland Sep 28 12:30 PM

Hear in Portland: NYC Rap Duo Armand Hammer Heat up Polaris Hall

Plus, PDX Pop Now! for fall, and Dame D.O.L.L.A shot a video in Portland's Rose Test Garden with Rexx Life Raj.

Hear In Portland Sep 20 11:01 AM

Hear in Portland: Don't Sleep on the Final Doug Fir Lounge Shows at Jupiter Hotel

Plus, Bijoux Cone's powerful song about trans erasure, and Dani Danger's sultry pool views in her "Addicted to Love" music video.

Music Sep 19 2:05 PM

Finally, the Music of Mort Garson Presented as It Should Be: WITH LASERS

OMSI will host a custom light show set to the music of the synth pioneer.

Hear In Portland Sep 13 1:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Wynne Plays the Bachelorette on Her New Single “High Standards”

Plus, Schaus' Holocene record release show is stacked, and Travis Scott added another Portland Utopia tour stop.

Music Sep 12 3:30 PM

Show Recap: The Thesis Yacht Party on September 7, 2023

Fierce performances, surreal moments, luxurious snacks, and a reminder that smoking pot on the Portland Spirit is not allowed.

Music Sep 7 2:05 PM

Family Worship Center’s Big Band Rock Lives Inside a Pocket of Time

The faux cult’s debut full length, Kicked Out of the Garden, shows nostalgia for rock and roll grandstanding.

Hear In Portland Sep 6 3:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Karma Rivera Headlines the Thesis Yacht Party

Plus, new records from intimate songwriters Small Million and family-folk teacher Red Yarn.

Movies & TV Aug 23 1:00 PM

Six Records for Rotation Before The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

C.B. Stockfleth's new documentary digs into the '90s music collective behind Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, and the Minders.

Hear In Portland Aug 17 2:56 PM

Hear in Portland: Orquestra Pacifico Tropicale Promises New Songs and a Third Album

Plus, Dani Danger's gorgeous new "Addicted to Love" is good listening for the inevitable traffic jam at the 50 Cent concert.

Culture Aug 17 8:00 AM

Knot Springs and the Hot Tub Financial Disparity Machine

Visiting Portland’s fanciest spa, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the cold plunge.

Music Aug 15 12:15 PM

Portland Is Losing Its Babytooth

Co-released by local labels Antiquated Future Records and Bud Tapes, the excellent debut is both a hello and goodbye, for now.

Music Aug 11 11:04 AM

The Mercury's Favorite Moments of Pickathon 2023

"The volunteers were kind. The music was excellently curated, and I again came out of it appreciating new artists."

Music Aug 10 1:00 PM

Photo Essay: Pickathon 2023 in Pictures

Trippy art and unforgettable live shows from the annual music festival at Pendarvis Farm.

Hear In Portland Aug 9 2:45 PM

Hear in Portland: A Bittersweet Final Maarquii Show

Plus, Dame D.O.L.L.A's album release announcement and the second year of Kidz Outside Festival in St. Johns.

Music Aug 4 12:02 PM

Hilarious Hard Rock Trio Tacos! Has a New Album Out on Portland Label Nadine

Eating tacos (the food) with Tacos! (the band)!

Music Aug 3 4:08 PM

Get Farm-Zoned With the Mercury's Pickathon 2023 Picks

Lee Fields, Thee Sinseers, GEL, W.I.T.C.H., and many more play the best darn little music festival held 16 miles outside of Portland.

Hear In Portland Aug 2 12:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Karma Rivera's 2023 Singles Show an Irresistible Bass-Forward Direction

Plus, a rare Zyah Belle live appearance at Peter's Room, and THIS IS NOT A DRILL—Wynne is going on tour.

Music Jul 27 12:30 PM

Prodigal Portlander Drowse Returns to the Gloom

Kyle Bates on pursuing a doctorate in composition, the long, warm drones he's been making with Chicago sound artist Lula Asplund, and his upcoming show at Mississippi Studios.

Hear In Portland Jul 26 1:30 PM

Hear in Portland: Jazz and Groove-Driven Trio Greaterkind Gets Steamy

Plus, a Heavy Gold label night at the Fixin' To, a new collab from Mal London and JxJury, and Dame D.O.L.L.A. tells us "The Way It Goes."

Music Jul 25 12:00 PM

FairWell Festival Favorites: Five Country-ish Bands We Loved

FairWell's first year drew tens of thousands to Redmond, Oregon for a Lollapalooza of "good country" music.

Music Jul 24 4:01 PM

Live Show Review: Our Mom Taylor Swift Visited Seattle, Saturday July 22

Taylor Swift stopped by Seattle to visit the 140,000 children she helped raise.

Music Jul 20 1:30 PM

Portland Composer Saloli's Enchanting Synth Portrait of a Bear

Mary Sutton's new record draws in the classic and the personal—from Erik Satie to a painting by her father, Cherokee artist Jerry Sutton.

Hear In Portland Jul 19 3:00 PM

Hear in Portland: What's Hotter—the Cover of Wynne's New EP or Her Jaw-Dropping Tracks?

Plus, Nonbinary Girlfriend plays Live on KEXP, and a rare KAYTRAMINÉ show at Edgefield.

Hear In Portland Jul 12 10:00 AM

Hear in Portland: On Red Head Redemption Jinkx Monsoon Reveals They've Moved Back to Portland

Plus, an excellent new summer anthem collab from JxJURY and Mal London, and a promising upcoming free Sunday show at Rontoms!

Theater & Performance Jul 10 2:00 PM

The Mercury's 48-Hour Drag-A-Thon Live Blog

Darcelle XV Showplace and Wildfang broke a Guinness World Record—here's what happened!

Hear In Portland Jul 5 2:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Neo-Soul Singer Lo Steele Is a Portland Soul Legacy

Plus, Sarah Clarke co-headlines with Lyle Divinsky, and Mic Check celebrates seven years of showcases and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.

Music Jul 5 10:00 AM

Candid Ramblings Rhymes with Refreshing Directness

Being in Portland helped rapper Lakeeyscia Griffin find the confidence to write a song about her partner.

Hear In Portland Jun 28 1:00 PM

HEAR IN PORTLAND: Popular Farm Music Fest Pickathon Posts a Plea for Its Future

Plus, Thirsty City showcase celebrates nine years at the Goodfoot, and who should be on your radar at the Waterfront Blues Festival?

Hear In Portland Jun 21 10:00 AM

Hear in Portland:  Oregon Trail Sessions Is Bringing Beats to the Woods

Plus, Wynne's "Hot Friend," freestyle on Sway, and three Portugal. The Man music videos you can't see outside Movie Madness.

Music Jun 16 1:00 PM

Ecliptic's Brewers & Their Bands Celebrates Portland Craft Beer Makers and Their Music

The daytime tasting fest celebrates local craft beers and the musicians who brewed them.

Hear In Portland Jun 14 2:00 PM

HEAR IN PORTLAND: Nonbinary Girlfriend's Ambitious and Lovely "Body"

Plus, emcee trio the Pharmacee drops a rowdy club banger and a good reason to attend Shrista's Late Lyrics.

Hear In Portland Jun 7 1:00 PM

Hear in Portland: The Prids Shoegaze the Stage at Lollipop Shoppe

Plus, Mississippi Records releases Be Present Art Group's debut EP, and Janelle Monae's Age of Pleasure is upon us!

Hear In Portland May 31 10:54 AM

Hear in Portland: Kingsley Headlines the Thesis, Records at Clinton Street Theater

Plus, a terrific new record from Dust Raps the Blues and a stacked local show you shouldn't miss.

Music May 25 12:30 PM

Portland Thrash Trio U SCO Has a New Record, and It Was Worth the Wait

Catchin’ Heat defies description, but we'll still try: monolithic and euphoric with epic interlocking bass clarinet from Jonathan Sielaff.

Hear In Portland May 24 12:30 PM

Hear in Portland: Wynne's Super Sexy Music Video for "Jaw Morant" Is Here

Plus, dream-folk duo Shady Cove at Lollipop Shoppe, and the unmissable local talent at a Prince birthday tribute night.

Music May 23 4:00 PM

Western Sky Music Places Jeffrey Silverstein at a Crossroads

The Portland-based songwriter’s new album gives country music a cosmic twist.

Hear In Portland May 18 4:00 PM

Hear in Portland: New Methods Body Music Video "Snares" Contains Mysterious Angles

Ancient Heat reunite for Holocene's 20th birthday party, and it's looking like a real millennial dad rock summer.

Hear In Portland May 10 1:00 PM

HEAR IN PORTLAND: There Are No Skips on Sqip’s Boi

Plus, some shows on our radar: the Shivas rock Lollipop Shoppe and Oh, Rose melts faces at Mississippi Studios.

Music May 4 1:00 PM

Portland Radio Institution Intends to Move to Dishier Downtown Digs

We spoke with All Classical CEO Suzanne Nance about benefits of the move, like a new recording studio and additional space to foster classical-loving community.

Hear In Portland May 3 1:30 PM

Oregon Sister Trio Joseph Release The Sun

Hear in Portland this week: a new single (and music video tease) from Wynne and Jidenna returns to the Roseland.