Who: Matt Dorrien.
Sounds like: Walking into a whiskey-soaked saloon after a long day on the road, and the piano player has a sad story for you.
For fans of: The Tallest Man on Earth, Father J
[ANIMAL FOLK SONGS] It’s rare that you get to think
critically about an album mostly concerned with cabbage, squirrels and
jigging along home. But here we are with Red Yarn’s Deep Woods Revi
Sounds like: The point where hopeful whimsy meets potential heartbreak.
For fans of: Phox, Emily King, Feist, Jill Scott.
At 22, Moorea Masa’s music career has already taken quite a
Best New Band
POINTS: 49FORMED: 2011SOUNDS LIKE: Stumbling into a dark industrial warehouse and hearing a warped jazz album playing somewhere in the shadows.When interviewing the members of Sama
Dams, answers typ
In Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Impact, you’ll see everything you’d expect, with a twist. There are iconic tutus, on men. There are dancers en pointe, but without music. There are stories of longing and passion, and they’re about slavery.Impact opens with the world premiere of Instinctual Confidence...
Portland’s dance companies fight breweries for urban real estate.
First, they came for the bars. Now, Portland dance is
getting pushed around. In the past seven months, at least four different
Portland dance companies have been shunted to new spaces—only som
Expat lovebirds unravel in Amy Herzog’s relationship psycho-drama.
Amy Herzog’s Belleville isn’t the kind of thriller with Psycho
strings or undead dance moves. It’s the haunting kind that meticulously
picks at peripheral, casual details until an entire m
Danielle Agami and Hillel Kogan are Israel’s fastest rising choreographers, and this weekend, Portland gets to see them slathered with hummus on stage as White Bird presents two striking works of athleticism and, surprisingly, humor. The night opens with Agami's world premiere, Exhibit b, performed by her Los Angeles-based dance company, Ate9. The music—frene...
Northwest Dance Project’s first-ever resident choreographer got a standing ovation at the Friday night premier of Louder Than Words, and it was well-deserved. The sheer range of moods throughout the performance—calm and classical to dramatic and emotional to fast-paced and breathless—makes for a night hard to forget. Consisting of three pieces, Loud...More
Who: Alicia Jo Rabins (vocals, violin), Aaron Hartman (bass).
Sounds like: Soaring folk ballads mixed with dark 1990s alt-rock and Jewish theology.
For fans of: Andrew Bird, Nina Nastasia, th