MarchFourth Marching Band: Joy Now!
Apr12

MarchFourth Marching Band: Joy Now!

MarchFourth Marching Band, a Portland based music and performance group that typifies the colorful, unconventional, and curiously captivating nature of Portland and Portlanders, has just celebrated 10 years of success this past March. If you’ve never had the wildly entertaining pleasure of encountering them while out and about PDX, or worse yet never heard about them, read on. Portland Monthly wrote an excellent expose of this...

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ROCK’IN IT WITH AINA HAINA
Oct29

ROCK’IN IT WITH AINA HAINA

I was happily invited by a good friend, Alex Steininger  from Portland based music label and Music PR Firm: In Music We Trust, to attend a private debut concert of  a two man band, Aina Haina. Dylan Magierek and Mike Ailes met eons ago while attending school in Hawaii and learned they had a common passion for music, not Hawaiian music – 80′s rock !  After graduating, these two men set off on musical career paths. Dylan...

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80′s Video Dance Party At The Crystal Ballroom
Jun25

80′s Video Dance Party At The Crystal Ballroom

Even if you didn’t grow up in the 80′s most can appreciate the music of the 80′s. The new wave/pop-rock songs that filled the charts and made everyone want to dance, wear headbands and go to great lengths to achieve hair that was 4 x’s the size of our heads. The guitar, punk-pop sounds of Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders; Duran Duran- the boy band that was as much a fashion trendsetter as a chart topper;...

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Listen Local Portland
Jun11

Listen Local Portland

Listen Local Video with Loch Lomond I’m thrilled with the music scene here in Portland. It seems every time I go to hear a local band I love, I’m introduced to yet another group that I want on my playlist. I honestly don’t recall how I stumbled upon this little tidbit but I did find it exciting, really you say, and yes really I did because I thought: more local music I wonder what new gem I’ll find on this list! I’m talking about a...

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Dancing with N.E.D.

N.E.D. N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) The term N.E.D., to a cancer patient, is in essence, the gift of life. GYN cancers are one of the largest devastating cancers to women. Dancing with N.E.D is a truly unique band, consisting of 6 GYN oncologists, from across the country, who have come together to play a mix of original alternative rock and folk-rock songs. They have produced 2 CD’s and have toured across the country. On...

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Musical Notes: Matthew Heller
Mar11

Musical Notes: Matthew Heller

“Hey boys with your plastic love and your rubber bullets from your paper guns, aint nobody gonna make you feel famous tonight…” Folksinger/songwriter Matthew Heller’s self-titled breakthrough album brings together a wide variety of sounds and genres including folk, indie, and grunge. If you’re listening to this album for the first time, be sure to check out my favorite tracks, “Moon Below,”...

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