Paul Collins, bassist/multi-instrumentalist for Beirut, is from Pendleton. Sometimes he gets homesick and misses...

DIY shows in Pendleton

Never have my artistic intentions been so pure, exciting, and completely fulfilling.

Backpacking in the Wallowas

The Wallowas are Oregon's version of the Alps. I miss them every August.

Pendleton Round-up

If you have any interest in feeling two fighter jets buzz you and a crowd of 50,000 people, then you should come out to the Round-up.

Mississippi Records

My favorite record store in Portland

The Crystal Ballroom

I used to drive for three hours to see Quasi tear the place down.

SEE IT: Beirut plays the Crystal Ballroom on Friday, Aug. 12. 8 pm. Sold out. All ages.