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 […]

/ November 9, 2021

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 […]

/ November 8, 2021

WL (WellWell)- Portland Homegrown Ethereal Musicians

WL (pronounced WellWell) is a Portland, Oregon band that produces some of the sweetest ethereal music out there. For those well-versed in ethereal music, think Máire Brennan, but switch the Irish lilt with the winds from the Oregon Coast. For those who don’t know much about ethereal music, WL’s song, Waters On My Side is […]

/ November 4, 2021

Portland Homegrown R&B – Veana Baby’s Honey Dip

Veana Baby. She’s a folk singer, a poet, a rhythm and blues musician. And a self-proclaimed wanderer. Portland is not only her home, but it is her inspiration. Listen to Honey Dip (feat. Sotaé). Think Marvin Gaye meets Rhianna with a little Amy Winehouse thrown in. Hers are songs that speak to your soul in […]

/ November 4, 2021

Blind Pilot – an Oregon Indie Band

Music made in Oregon – we have so much of the good stuff. Give Blind Pilot’s Packed Powder a go. Click the video above and sing along with the lyrics below. Best way to start the day! Packed Power (lyrics) courtesy of Blind Pilot I started working at the second hand, I thought it would […]

/ November 3, 2021

Portland and Hey Hey It’s The Monkees

Portland-connected indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie (because you can’t get more Portland than Portlander Dave Depper, guitarist and keyboardist) has a big connection to the Monkees. As in “Hey Hey It’s the Monkees!”  The third single from The Monkees’ new album, Good Times!  is a song that was  written by Ben Gibbard (lead […]

/ November 3, 2021

Going to Pickathon? Here’s How to Pedal There

📸: Amanda Cowan Pickathon is only a week away, and so is the group bike ride out to Pendarvis Farm. Thinking about tagging along next Thursday or Friday? Here’s what you need to know. WHERE TO MEET: Leave from Reed College in Southeast Portland. You’re allowed to leave a car and there will be a […]

/ July 14, 2021

Even with Concerts Gone, Papi Fimbres is Still Making Music

Photo by Jason Quigley This is the fourth installment of our contributor project We Count: Latinx Portland in 2020. Subscribe to the Bridgeliner newsletter to follow this series. “We’ve seen an awesome influx of Latinx people come from LA, the Bay Area, New York and other cities where they can’t afford to live in any longer. That’s […]

/ June 25, 2020

Meet the “Minister of Loud Noises” at The Old Church Concert Hall

The Old Church Concert Hall in downtown Portland is known as “a sanctuary of sound” — and organist Michael Barnes is its “minister of loud noises.” Michael is the artistic director behind the Lunchtime Concert Series, which brings local musicians to The Old Church every Wednesday at noon to perform a free concert. The concert […]

/ August 30, 2019

Know a Rising Star in Portland Music? Help Us Make Them Famous

(📸: Gavin Whitner) Our friends at the Portland Radio Project are letting us pick one of the featured performers for their holiday kickoff event on Saturday, Dec. 8. So who should it be? 🤔 R&B, pop, hip hop, alt-rock — doesn’t matter. We’re just looking for someone new and fun who deserves a moment in the spotlight. Know […]

/ November 11, 2018