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These Are the Days: Hot August Nights

On this mid summer's edition of These Are the Days we've got new music from the Rainy States, Sean Flinn & the Royal We, and Wax Fingers, as well as great tracks from Arctic Flowers and Bellicose Minds. There's also a conversation with Ben Johnson from the Rainy States about the ban...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 by ARYA IMIG

These Are The Days: A Fresh Summer With Arya Imig

On the first edition of These Are The Days for 2010, we've got an interview with the organizers of Music In The Schools, the student led group responsible for booking an annual benefit concert to raise money for music programs in Portland Public Schools as well as a conversation with me...   More
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by ARYA IMIG

Live Review: Tegan and Sara, Thursday, April 8 @ Keller Auditorium

"We come from socialist Canada. You can stand up if you choose to," declared Tegan Quinn after the opening song of Tegan and Sara's Thursday night performance at the Keller Auditorium. A crowd of over 2,000 fans stood up almost instantly and stayed standing for the remainder of the show. O...   More
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by ARYA IMIG

Live Review: The Fall of Troy, Tuesday, March 30 @ Hawthorne Theatre

If you've been looking for more shred in your life, you would have found it in spades at the Hawthorne Theatre on Tuesday night. The Fall of Troy, about halfway through its farewell tour, blazed through an incendiary 70+ minute set of guitar wizardry and rock star theatrics. Led by singer an...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by ARYA IMIG

Live Review: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Sunday, March 21 @ Doug Fir

What better day for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists to perform in Portland, Oregon than on the day the United States' House of Representatives passed sweeping health care reform? A loyal and attentive crowd turned out early Sunday evening for the politically-conscious songwriter's second show in hist...   More
Thursday, March 25, 2010 by ARYA IMIG

These Are the Days: Winter is the New Summer

I tell two fibs during the spoken introduction of this podcast. One is that the artists are all from Portland. That's a lie, since Salem's Massive Moth are on here. The other lie is that the artists are all performing in the next month. Bullshit. Unfortunately the next 30 odd days featu...   More
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 by ARYA IMIG

These Are The Days: Here to Fall

On this Autumnal edition of These Are The Days we have conversations with Devin Gallagher about his label High Scores and Records and other projects, and with Jesse and Casey Laney about the debut record by their band World's Greatest Ghosts. Also, new music from old favorites like Swe...   More
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by ARYA IMIG

Live Review: Islands, Wednesday, October 21 @ Hawthorne Theatre

On Wednesday night at the Hawthorne Theater, Islands frontman Nick Thorburn took to the stage wearing a rhinestone covered cape and plastic not-quite-sunglasses. Given the shimmering, flowing music on Islands' latest record Vapours, the garb seemed appropriate. After a few songs, tho...   More
Monday, October 26, 2009 by ARYA IMIG

These Are The Days with Arya Imig: Special MFNW Edition

This edition of These Are The Days features music by artists performing at this year's MusicFestNW. Now in its 9th year, MFNW is a great opportunity for Portland bands to share stages with national and international acts and this year, MFNW really does have something for everyone.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 by ARYA IMIG

Live Review: Mikrofest, Saturday, September 5 @ Camp Rainbow

Organized by the Boy Gorilla collective, and held at inner North Portland house venue Camp Rainbow ( a.k.a. Beech House), Mikrofest was intended to be a 12 hour, 22 band music festival in one house. A 10/12, 19/22 result isn't bad.

Showcasing bands from throughout Oregon and Washi...   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by ARYA IMIG
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