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I have seen many concerts of all kinds of genres, but I believe it is fair to say that Saturday had been my first ever rock show. Frankly, it took me a while but at least I am certain it will not be my last one because The Amazons and Dirty Honey were putting on […]

From face-to-face interviews I got to hold for KPSU over the last months, I have learned that Australian artists can be very inviting and open. After interviewing Ziggy Alberts in September, The Jungle Giants had already been the second group from Australia who invited me on their tourbus to record an interview. Talking to them […]

On Sunday night, California rock band The Stone Foxes took to the stage at the Doug Fir Lounge to deliver a raucous, energetic, and joyous sweat-drenched set for an enthusiastic crowd. First, they were warmed up by Fresno’s Strange Vine. The two-piece band used a mixture of drums, keys, guitar, bass, maracas, and even a […]

FFO: Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and Notorious B.I.G. This Saturday (2/22), the band Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be coming to the Roseland Theater. They are an American rap group that formed in Cleveland, Ohio back in the early 1990s. The members in the group originally consisted of Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Flesh-N-Bone. […]

FFO: Circa Waves, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Courteeners Ready for some explosive rock from Reading, UK? Lucky you! The Amazons are coming to Portland, playing Polaris Hall this Saturday, Feb. 22nd in support of Dirty Honey from Los Angeles. As lead-singer Matt put it: “We realised we’re a rock’n’roll band. It might not be […]

FFO: San Cisco, Ball Park Music, Two Door Cinema Club The Jungle Giants are a 4-piece indie rock/pop band from Brisbane, Australia. The band was formed in 2011 and they have released 3 LPs since: Learn to Exist (2013), Speakerzoid (2015) and Quiet Ferocity (2017). Their upbeat music has drawn the attention of a global audience, resulting in electric sets at […]

Mic Crenshaw and Quelle Chris opened the stage for main act Homeboy Sandman from NYC at Mississippi Studios on February 2nd. Mic Crenshaw was already on stage when we entered the venue. His necklace carried the outline of Africa, his words emotion and thoughts on everyday life in the US. We should stop looking at […]

FFO: Mac Miller, Open Mike Eagle, Aesop Rock Ready for some post-Superbowl entertainment!?Good news: NY rapper Homeboy Sandman is playing Mississippi Studios tonight! Homeboy Sandman is a rapper from New York City who has released his 9th full length album Dusty in 2019. When he is not on the road, he lives in Brooklyn and […]

FFO: The White Stripes, The Black Lips This coming Tuesday (February 4th) The Doug Fir Lounge hosts Atlanta-based blues and garage rock outfit Mattiel, the eponymous project of lead singer Mattiel Brown. The band are currently touring their second full-length album, Satis Factory. It’s an album with a dextrous mixture of blues and garage rock […]

FFO: Beach House, Cocteau Twins, Wye Oak On Thursday evening Portland dream-pop duo Starover Blue will take to stage for what promises to be an enthralling evening of dreamy indie music with Silver Medal and Young Elk. Starover Blue use the distinctive sounds of a Roland Juno 106, layering its output around enticing, bittersweet vocals, […]