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An Interview with Portland Musician: Nick Arneson

Portland has been my home for 20 years. Every year it’s the same …. when spring hits I can’t believe I get to live here. Can’t believe how happiness just floods in and seems to be everywhere I look. There is a time in Portland, maybe May-ish, where things are so green and bright that […]

Interviews / November 29, 2021

Naturally – Portland Musician Nick Arneson

Nick Arneson, Portland musician extraordinaire, strikes again with his new song, Naturally! (Read Bridgeliner’s interview with Nick Arneson here.) Naturally (with Lyrics) How can the talk in the night Be so different From the truth of the day   you came to me when i was broken you came to me when i was hurt […]

Music / November 28, 2021

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Sydney Guillaume – a true musical genius living in Portland

Sydney Guillaume, a pianist, composer and clinician who lives in Portland, has introduced Haitian culture and storytelling to the world by threading it throughout the classical music he scores and composes. Guillaume is a true musical genius. He’s presented at the Lincoln Center in New York, Carnegie Hall and the BBC (just to scratch the […]

Music / November 28, 2021

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Elly Swope and her Idea

Elly Swope is a recording engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and Portland mainstay. Swope’s debut EP, It Feels the Same Everytime, released on Brooklyn/Houston label Rue Defense, garnered acclaim from local and national publications, received airplay on Portland-based stations, including XRAY, Freeform, and OPB, and was featured on the 2019 PDX Pop Now! compilation. We are hoping to […]

Music / November 27, 2021

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Kyle Craft – a true songwriter living in Portland

Kyle Craft may have been born in Shreveport, LA, but he lives in Portland, which is perfect because he’s a wordsmith genius and Portland is a songwriter’s haven. NPR wrote about his music, saying it has “striking imagery, rich wordplay, and a rambling poetic energy,” and that’s pretty much spot on in our book. Have […]

Music / November 27, 2021

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And You Thought You Couldn’t Paint – Wrong!

Do you know that the only thing that keeps you from being a painter is the courage to pick up a paintbrush and start fooling around? It’s true. As Pablo Picasso said: “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” Of course, those who have spent […]

Arts & Culture / November 23, 2021

Moon and Bike

10 Questions + 1 with Moon and Bike

We caught up with Portland band Moon and Bike (Boone and Michael, the band’s name is a play on words) and asked them 10 questions +1. The duo started writing together during the pandemic and published their debut album in 2020. Their sophomore venture is currently in the works so we asked them the hard […]

Arts & Culture / November 20, 2021

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Portland’s Blitzen Trapper takes you on a trip you didn’t know you needed: Magical Thinking

Portland’s Blitzen Trapper usually merges elements of country, folk, Southern rock, and progressive Americana. Their album, “Holy Smokes Future Jokes” (released last year), seems to be pure Indie-rock mixed with a bit of indie-folk. Put it on repeat and stare out the window as the luscious sounds take you on a trip you didn’t know […]

Music / November 20, 2021

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Portland Country Alt: Rose Gerber & Sweet Relief – The Fall (with lyrics)

Portland Country Alt: Rose Gerber & Sweet Relief – The Fall Gerber sounds the way we think we sound when we’re belting it out in the shower, sure as day we should go on the road. For Portlanders who love a good, solid, amazing female voice that’ll bring you to your knees (think Linda Ronstadt, […]

Music / November 12, 2021

This should be a Portland Meme!

We think we’re beautiful!  We KNOW we are beautiful. But high fashion? Uh, no. A friend of ours did a Google search for “beautiful fashion in Portland, Oregon.” This was the 9th listing on the page. We’re kinda ticked off it wasn’t the first!  

Unique Portland / November 11, 2021

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Portland Indie Band: Les Gold’s song Oh, Wolf (with lyrics)

Portland Indie Band: Les Gold’s song Oh, Wolf Hunting around for good, homegrown Portland music, we found Les Gold on TikTok. Then we went exploring and found this official video of their song, Oh, Wolf. We read the comments before we played the video (sometimes we do that first) and fell over at a comment: […]

Music / November 11, 2021

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We’re Obsessed. Portland Musician Kaj Izora

Kaj Izora –  Boogie Man never sounded so good! We ran across Boogie Man on TikTok and became obsessed. This song is like if Paolo Conte’s song Via Con Me married Louis Jordan’s Saturday Night Fish Fry and made a baby. Obscure references? Maybe! But classics you should look up if you don’t know them. So […]

Music / November 11, 2021

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Portland Music: Nick Arneson’s beautiful Holding On

Portland Music: Nick Arneson’s Hold On Nick Arneson might be one of Portland’s best singer/songwriters. We ❤️ him. It seems as if every time we crank up our Spotify to discover new songwriters, we find that their music and lyrics are great, but the singing wrecks it. There are so many good songs out there […]

Music / November 11, 2021

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Portland Music: Strange & the Familiars and their song Pie (lyrics)

Strange & the Familiars Stephanie Strange – Portland Songwriter and her band It’s been a hard year and a half for this world. A virus and senseless deaths because of it. A divided country. The rich getting richer and… well, you know the drill. So what’s a person to do? Maybe create a new world? […]

Music / November 10, 2021

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This Should Probably be Portland’s Theme Song: I Lost My Beer (with lyrics)

I Lost My Beer Song lyrics and some background. The Incredible Heat Machine is homegrown, raw, Oregon music that was recorded live at the OK Theatre in Enterprise, just after the band, TK and The Holy Know-Nothings came off the road from touring. Lead vocalist and songwriter, Taylor Kingman, is nothing short of a literary […]

Music / November 10, 2021

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Portland’s TK & The Holy Know Nothings – Hell of a Time (with lyrics)

Portland’s very own TK & The Holy Know Nothings Song Hell of a Time (with lyrics) When they aren’t on the road, frontman and songwriter Taylor Kingman and his band of fellow working-class musicians, The Holy Know-Nothings, can often be found hanging out at the Laurelthirst Public House, Portland’s oldest independent music venue. And if […]

Music / November 10, 2021

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Portland-formed band, Reyna Tropical

If you’re a fan of music, period, go ahead and jump onboard the Reyna Tropical train, because there’s just so much here to love. Fabi Reyna, (vocals and guitar), was living in Portland when she called her musical partner, Sumohair (percussions, backup vocals, more), to join her and together they formed Reyna Tropical. The music […]

Music / November 9, 2021

Spike your Coffee with Fire, Huber’s Style

The Spanish coffee may have been concocted in Mexico, but Portlanders know the city’s oldest restaurant, Huber’s Café, will put on a show to make you one.  Watch Huber’s bartender of 38 years, John Pierce, mesmerize us with flowing moves and a flick of his wrist. At the end of the show, their fresh-whipped cream […]

Bars / November 9, 2021

How to Throw an Autumn Block Party in Portland

Disclaimer: We can’t promise your block party will look quite like this. Unless you invite us… in which case we’ll do our best. 😉 Everything You Need to Know About Throwing an Autumn Block Party in Portland   If you’re ready to close down your street, fire up the grill, and get to know your […]

How to / November 9, 2021

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Portland Band: Growing Pains—Song: Orange Sunshine

Orange Sunshine by Growing Pains Growing Pains is a Portland homegrown band that doesn’t really fit into a category – and that’s a good thing. It’s a band that shows what Portland musicians do best—produce wildly, original music. Of course, people like to reference connections, so categories like Emo and Indie will probably be the […]

Music / November 8, 2021