2 8 Tha Native & Stryk-9

Native rappers Fish Martinez and Kunu Bearchum, better known as 2 8 Tha Native and Stryk-9 have teamed up to form the premier duo on the Burial Ground Society record label, an intertribal collective of artists who stand for decolonization, human rights, and environmental justice in Indigenous lands.

LaRhonda Steele

LaRhonda is the 2017 and 2016 Muddy Award winner for Best Female Vocalist presented by the Cascade Blues Association. LaRhonda Steele began her musical journey in Jones, Oklahoma at age 13 singing her first solo in church one Sunday morning. Her journey continued to Portland, Oregon Porretta Italy and beyond culminating into an powerful legacy…

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,…

The Reverb Brothers

For as long as I can remember Claes Almroth has been on the local music scene, popping up here and there in the clubs and dives that guys like me – guys without a discretionary entertainment budget – would hang out at. I finally got to work with Claes about a decade ago when I…

The Shorter Stories: A Tribute to Jaime Leopold

Jaime Leopold was originally scheduled to headline this month’s While Rome Burns show. But sometimes stuff happens. Many will remember Jaime as the bass-playing powerhouse in the original Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, and for the last several years Jaime has been working the local scene, plying his unique songs and natural raconteur tendencies…

Chelsea Sue

Chelsea Sue is a singer-songwriter located in Portland Oregon. She captivates audiences with her delicate angelic vocals singing vulnerable original music and covering various styles and genres of popular songs. “Chelsea Sue is a magical, musical princess and you would be lucky to be her muse. She writes songs that make the world a closer,…

Brothers of the Baladi

Brothers of the Baladi is a Grammy-Nominated Middle Eastern / World Music band with a unique style and sound that ranges from traditional acoustic to a rockin’ groove that audiences love. The Portland, Oregon, USA quartet features: Traditional Middle Eastern instruments (acoustic and electric Oud and Saz, Mizmar, Midjwiz, Def, Riq, Davul, and Doumbek) fueled…

East-West Love Ensemble

  The East-West Love Ensemble is a loosely-knit group of musicians and dancers who have chosen to make Portland, Oregon home base for their world-music wanderings. With influences that range from Turkish folkloric music to Wester jazz and rock, the musicians hail from places as near as Austin, Texas and as far as Moscow, Russia….

Cedar Rose

Cedar Rose is a Portland OR. based, Native American contemporary/traditional vocal trio consisting of song carriers Nico Wind Cordova, Karen Kitchen, and Mel Kubik.  The women utilize hand shakers, hand drums, guitars, flutes and keyboards with their voices to present their repertoire of diverse tribal, ancestral and contemporary music.  With its hauntingly beautiful, three-part harmonies and…

Fish Martinez

Rapper, musician and activist Fish Martinez will be opening our show on the 30th. Visit him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009027729157