It is our anniversary! Or was! Or something!

And we’re throwing a party! Hey, you know us – we might be a little behind the curve sometimes, but we mean well. In April While Rome Burns celebrates it’s one-year-and-a-month anniversary, with PDX Latin faves Sabroso and indigenous dance group Huehca Omeyocan. It’s a reprise our our very first benefit from March 2017, supporting our good…

Right To Health

Fact: Health disparities related to racism exist everywhere. At Right To Health, breaking down barriers to health access in Portland is our mission. By serving people IN their community, we build more resilient citizens. For over 10 years, Right To Health’s wholly volunteer team has provided mobile health outreach services, workshops, research support and more…

Official Release & Free Download: The World Needs Dreamers by Jaime Leopold

Please freely share this track with anyone who might appreciate it. Words and music by Jaime Leopold Produced, recorded and mixed  by Clark Salisbury Location recording by Branic Howard Recorded at Tiny Love Studio & The Portland Garment Factory (courtesy of Britt Howard)   Jaime Leopold: Vocals, guitars Jennifer Smieja: Vocals Ward Griffiths: Drums, the…

“The second this happened, it became too late.”

Did any of you catch the segment on NPR the other day, where Kelly McEvers talked with Parkland student and mass-shooting survivor Cameron Kasky? McEvers was gentle and respectful, letting Kasky tell his story at his own pace and in his own way, pretty much the kind of interview we’ve come to expect from NPR…

Postcards From The Left Edge

You may have noticed a new addition at our events. Staffed by WRB artists Judee Moonbeam, Jennifer Taft, and yours truly, it’s our new Postcard Booth. Our Postcard Booth is designed to help you get your message out  Come on over and write some postcards with us! We have stamps, postcards, addresses, and even suggested…

Check it: “If You’re Asking” by Metropolitan Farms

If You’re Asking | Metropolitan Farms Don’r miss Metropolitan Farms acoustic set at this month’s While Rome Burns benefit for Rose Haven. Check out the clip above for motivation. “Metropolitan Farms rides a unique line between 80’s college rock/pop, Brit pop, 60’s pop, Brill Building, Skiffle, and 70’s American/West Coast Rock. Think: Queen, Joe Jackson,…

WRB February: The Reverb Brothers, Metropolitan Farms to benefit Rose Haven

While Rome Burns is pleased to announce the next in its ongoing series of benefits, this time in support of Rose Haven. Events are held the fourth Sunday of each month at Mississippi Pizza Pub. This month’s event  will feature the music of The Reverb Brothers and Metropolitan Farms, with master of ceremonies Karissa Lowe. Members…

This one’s different.

Tomorrow we’re hosting our 11th (!) While Rome Burns benefit. But this time is different. It’s not that we don’t have an amazing beneficiary. Living Cully is an innovative organization doing real work, good work. I’m so impressed by their approach, weaving together several major players in the area to address issues of poverty, environment,…

Living Cully Benefit feat. Jaime Leopold & The Short Stories, Chelsea Sue

Join Us January 28 to support Living Cully Bring the kids! Have a slice and listen to some fantastic music from The Shorter Stories: A Tribute to Jaime Leopold, and the amazing Chelsea Sue. Most important, get to know the folks from Living Cully, learn a little about their story, and help support a truly innovative organization that is making…