By Anthony Moore Slow Joy the solo project of Dallas based artist, Esteban Flores brought their take on the midwest emo genre to the Mission Theater in Portland, Oregon this past Wednesday. Flores mixes melancholic lyrics of heartbreak with upbeat guitar riffs, working through songs of love and loss. You can hear the influences of …

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By Anthony Moore This past Monday evening indie pop band of Montreal brought their unique visual presentation and sound to the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Before the music started I could hear murmurs from the fans standing next to me about how amazing the show was in Seattle the night before and sharing experiences …

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By Anthony Moore Tennessee based Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors brought the “Find Your People” tour to Portand’s Revolution Hall this past Monday. Joining them on this tour is Canadian singer songwriter Donovan Woods. The show provided a blend of Americana rock music with some country roots. Donovan Woods opened the show playing through a …

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By Anthony Moore This past Friday at the Roseland Theater was show full of fantasy, bringing together Goblins, Dragons and the most brutal death metal band in animation. For the unfamiliar, I am referring to the metal performances of Nekrogoblikon, DragonForce and Dethklok, the latter originating from the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse. Metalocalypse was a …

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By Anthony Moore This past Tuesday Bayside brought the “The Worse Things Than Being Alive” tour to the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon. The New York based punk group brought along emo veterans Finch and Armor for Sleep, with relative new comers Winona Fighter opening up the nights festivities. Having seen Bayside no less than …

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By Anthony Moore This past January Alkaline Trio released their 10th studio album Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs and have been touring the United States the past two months in support of the album. The Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon hosted Alkaline Trio this past Monday with support from Drug Church and Worriers. The crowd was …

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Dropkick Murphys are currently on the their annual St. Patricks Day Tour, being joined this year with punk icons Pennywise and Dublin, Ireland’s own The Scratch. This past Saturday saw the tour pull into the Theater of the Clouds in Portland, Oregon. The crowd was buzzing all night with demanding energy, chants of “Let’s Go …

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Story of the Year is currently on tour supporting the 20th anniversary of the their debut album “Page Avenue” and in honor of the milestone they will be playing the entire album each night of the tour. This past Saturday the tour arrived at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington. Looking out through the crowd, …

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Palehound made their return to Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon and this past Tuesday. Lead singer El Kempner mentioned to the crowd that Palehound was originally supposed to play in Portland back in 2020 – just as the world was shutting down and shows were being cancelled. While at home during this time, it allowed …

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The enigmatic powerhouse Tool came back to rock Portland’s Moda center. With a vibrant array of lights and visual displays providing an immersive experience that one only finds at a Tool show. With the bands progressive rock providing a backdrop to the evening, it was a memorable event for the fans in attendance. A Tool …

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