Karen Lovely, Tevis Hodge Jr. to benefit Causa at this month’s WRB

Artist/activist group While Rome Burns is focusing on the issue of immigration at this month’s benefit. With back-to-back performances by two of Portland’s most dynamic blues/jazz/R&B/Americana luminaries, Karen Lovely and Tevis Hodge Jr., While Rome Burns hopes to raise both money and awareness for Causa, one of Oregon’s most committed Latino immigrant support organizations. Please…

Reunite an Immigrant Parent with Their Child

Remember last September when we raised a few dollars for RAICES and their efforts to help immigrants particularly hard hit by the floods? Well, RAICES has their hands full now with this insane family separation policy at our southern border. This time, though, people are coming out in droves to support the work they are…

Joe Kye to Headline Benefit for ICHRP-US

Here at While Rome Burns we have a knack for bringing you top-notch artists from all points along the musical spectrum. We continue this tradition with another ground-breaking artist at our May benefit for the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-US). Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist- looper and vocalist…

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…