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Music Fri 7:30 AM

Would a Lloyd Center Music Venue Answer Live Nation's Portland Incursion?

Local promoter Monqui teams up with AEG to compete with reviled music monopolist that is currently being sued by the DOJ.

Hear In Portland Jul 3 3:00 PM

HEAR IN PORTLAND: We Hear Destiny's Child in Majik9's Catchy New Anthem

Plus, Lambo Lawson headlines the Thesis, and Childish Gambino says he's retiring his stage name—right after all these releases and tour dates.

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Hear In Portland Jun 19 11:08 AM

Hear in Portland: Live Local Music Pride With Karma Rivera at Lollipop Shoppe

Plus, Nonbinary Girlfriend on the Rontoms Summer Sessions patio, and Wynne gives us some welcome “Rug Burn."

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Hear In Portland Jun 6 3:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Soulful Singer Dani Danger Releases "Break This Spell"

NBD, acclaimed rapper Donte Thomas casually drops four new songs, is Aminé's Best Day Ever festival actually a best weekend?

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Hear In Portland May 23 1:00 PM

Hear in Portland: Maita Announces New Album want, Teases "girl at the bar"

Plus, Jeffrey Silverstein's “Gassed Up” Psychedelia Folk Rock, and Freddy Trujillo's Record of Chicano Experiences

Mercury Music Picks May 16 3:20 PM

Mercury Music Picks: Seattle Hardcore Band Blood Brothers Reunite for US Tour

Pickathon delivers second 2024 lineup, Babehoven headlines Polaris Hall

Music May 15 11:34 AM

Laughing Matter

An Interview with the Most Fascinating Man in New York—and His Puppet Frog Dr. Love—Ahead of His Show in Portland.

Music May 13 3:00 PM

Popular Music From Parenthetical Girls

Zac Pennington and Prudence Rees-Lee's album Minor Works includes a 17-piece Russian chamber orchestra that was recorded via Zoom.

Music May 9 2:28 PM

Spend the Night Celebrates Nine Years of Electronic Dance Music Parties

Todd Edwards and Conducta headline the anniversary at Holocene, which also features STN resident DJs tag-teaming the warm up set.

Hear In Portland May 8 3:18 PM

HEAR IN PORTLAND: Nonbinary Girlfriend, Moorea Masa & The Mood, and New Music from Talilo Marfil

Get the latest music news (and latest tunes) to stick in your ears.

Hear In Portland Apr 26 8:00 AM

Hear in Portland: Could the New Anthem for Women’s Basketball Come from a 14-Year-Old Portland Rapper?

The long-awaited Nasalrod split album is finally here; get frenetic at the Polaris Hall vinyl release show.

Hear In Portland Apr 10 12:15 PM

Hear in Portland: St. Johns Rapper Mat Randol's The World Keeps Spinning

Plus, soul singer-songwriter Julia Logue at Jack London Revue, and we hear Kyle Smyle Again.

Music Apr 8 12:00 PM

Sleater-Kinney Gives Hometown Portland the Eras Treatment

Nothing says "We love our fans," like a five-song encore.

Mercury Music Picks Apr 5 2:04 PM

Mercury Music Picks: Blonde Redhead, Drew McDowell, Xavi, Kath Bloom

Sleater-Kinney's Crystal Ballroom show is strangely affordable right now on the resale sites.

Music Mar 29 3:30 PM

Chastity Belt’s New Album Live Laugh Love Is Tongue-In-Cheek and Totally Serious

Who knew comic bangers could also be honest confessions about frustrated aimlessness, loneliness, and finding purpose? This Seattle indie band did.

Hear In Portland Mar 28 1:30 PM

Hear in Portland: Pickathon's 2024  Lineup, Jenny Don’t and the Spurs' Broken Hearted Blue

Orquestra Pacifico Tropicale, Caicedo, and Seattle's Terror/Cactus play a cumbia-forward show you must not miss.

Music Mar 26 3:00 PM

Candid Reflections From Music Pioneer Laurie Anderson on Releasing Rage, Yoko Ono, and Amelia Earhart's Legacy

Anderson brings her Let X = X tour to Portland with New York jazz ensemble Sexmob handling the horns.

Hear In Portland Mar 21 3:27 PM

Hear in Portland: Hip-Hop Night the Thesis Moves to Lollipop Shoppe

Jakki and the Pink Smudge's sunny new single “Going Up,” and country-tinged, rock-infused Chris Stapleton at Ridgefield.

Hear In Portland Mar 13 1:00 PM

Hear in Portland: You'll Want the Foamboy Eating Me Alive Bandcamp B-Sides

Earthgang’s WowGr8 and Wynne "Cut & Paste," China Forbes adds a second record release night at the Reser.

Music Mar 6 2:00 PM

Project Pabst Music Festival Provides the Portland Piece in STRFKR's 2024 Tour

Okay sure, Billy Idol is playing, but look at this local lineup: Gossip, Alien Boy, Glitterfox, and even La Luz swooping in from Seattle.

Hear In Portland Mar 6 10:00 AM

Hear in Portland: Ben Harper to Headline the 2024 Waterfront Blues Festival

Young Gifted and Black plan a party to rebrand; rapper Milc and producer Televangel collab on Extra Phish.

Hear In Portland Feb 28 2:20 PM

Hear in Portland: Rappers Fountaine and Silv Punch Out Bangers on Bare Knuckles Collab

Where to catch the next single and DJ set from Zyah Belle; Khruangbin plays two epic live shows this summer.

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.

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.

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.

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.