Live Review: Sufjan Stevens at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 6/8


Clad in dark colors, Sufjan Stevens and band looked ready for a funeral, and the first half of Monday’s sold-out show at the Arlene Schnitzer proved to be a quiet reception. Stevens performed without addressing the crowd once. It was only after a solemn and near-complete recital of material from his album/obituary, Carrie & Lowell, that Stevens donned his crumpled, yellow trucker hat and stepped ...   More
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 TED JAMISON

Live Review: Smokey Robinson with the Oregon Symphony at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Feb. 14


This might read like minor heresy, but Smokey Robinson is the quintessential Motown artist—more than Stevie, Marvin, the Supremes or the Temptations. For one thing, he wrote songs for almost all the rest of them. And whereas those other legends’ greatest achievements came in defiance of Berry Gordy’s well-oiled machine, Robinson’s trove of hits defined the sound of the label, if not the ...   More
Monday, February 16, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Ryan Adams at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Oct. 5


To say Ryan Adams wasn’t always doing so good would be an understatement. The acclaimed singer-songwriter—known most notably for bringing alt-country to the mainstream while fronting Whiskeytown—spent a decent chunk of the mid-2000s on a what seemed to be a solo bender, supporting his drinking habits with a fair amount of cocaine and opiates, while his band, the Cardinals, seem to be disintegrating ...   More
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 BRANDON WIDDER

Live Review: Broken Bells at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 8/11

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A couple of things stood out about Monday evening’s Broken Bells show at the Schnitz. First, it was at the Schnitz, a venue often utilized by orchestras and philharmonics that is so damn pretty it makes you sick. Why, then, were James Mercer, Danger Mouse and co. bringing their vintage pop to these hallowed walls? Sure, the group is catchy and downright impressive during long stretches ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MARK STOCK

Live Review: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7/5


Approaching the Schnitz on Saturday evening made it clear that Nick Cave’s return to Portland was nothing short of a goth holiday. It was date night in black, and anyone who was turned away from his sold out Crystal Ballroom show in 2008 had made damn sure not to make the same mistake.Mark Lanegan opened the evening with a sparse set of smoky nocturnes in the slightest mood lighting—not ...   More
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 NATHAN CARSON

Show Preview: Bryan Ferry, Dawn Landes

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[LUXURY ROCK] At age 68, Bryan Ferry remains a study in contrasts. He made his name as the coke-addled, space-alien frontman of English glam titans Roxy Music, but outside of that towering, monu   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 NATHAN CARSON

Howard Dean vs. Karl Rove, Showing Feb. 10 in Portland

Next Wednesday, two disparate minds will come together for an evening of peaceful debate and, ideally, jabs with rhetorical flourishes. Also there: at least one protester. First, the minds: Howard Dean and Karl Rove will appear at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as part of the World Affairs Council of Oregon's 2010 International Speaker Series. Rove, a Fox News contributor and deputy chief ...   More
Friday, February 5, 2010 Ari Phillips

Howard Dean vs. Karl Rove Goes Ten Solid Rounds ... Plus Paper Airplanes

The promised showdown between Howard Dean and Karl Rove over foreign policy in Portland took place last night — after all the paper airplanes settled. Here's what happened: Before the event, Joe Walsh, an unsuccessful 2008 congressional candidate whose platform included impeachment for President Bush, stood outside the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall handing out "arrest warrants" for Karl ...   More
Thursday, February 11, 2010 Ari Phillips


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