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Live Review: The National at Edgefield

opbmusic | Sept. 24, 2013 11:08 a.m.

Undaunted by a cool and showery evening, The National played a memorable set at Edgefield Saturday night. Arya Imig has photos and a review.


Live Review: David Byrne and St. Vincent in Eugene

opbmusic | July 20, 2013 3:21 p.m.

Iconic new wave frontman and avant-garde upstart appear at Eugene's Cuthbert Amphitheater, playing songs from last year's Love This Giant and more.


Live Review: Perhapst at the White Eagle

opbmusic | July 1, 2013 11:57 a.m.

Decemberists/Black Prairie percussionist John Moen traded in his drum sticks for a guitar and microphone as his Perhapst played a release show at the White Eagle Friday night to promote the release of the new album Revise Your Maps.


Live Review: Devendra Banhart at the Crystal Ballroom

opbmusic | May 24, 2013 10:09 a.m.

The folk artist bought his latest album, Mala, to Portland Thursday night. Check out the review and some photos here.


Live Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Memorial Coliseum

opbmusic | May 13, 2013 8:47 a.m.

Not many bands get the opportunity to have the Dalai Lama serve as their opening act, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers received that honor on Saturday when they rocked the Memorial Coliseum, following His Holiness' appearance in Portland for the Environmental Summit.


Live Review: Johnny Marr at the Aladdin Theater

opbmusic | April 17, 2013 3:18 p.m.

The famed guitarist and common denominator between The Smiths, Modest Mouse, and Talking Heads, among others, played Portland Tuesday night to celebrate his first official solo record, The Messenger.


Live Review: Jeff Mangum in Eugene

opbmusic | April 9, 2013 8:02 a.m.

Neutral Milk Hotel's enigmatic former frontman played Eugene's McDonald Theatre to a packed house of devotees.


Live Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Aladdin Theater

opbmusic | April 8, 2013 11:11 a.m.

Ruban Nielson's band played a hometown show to a full house on Friday night. Fellow Portlanders Wampire opened the show and the large crowd proved that UMO is anything but unknown.


Live Review: Lord Huron at Doug Fir Lounge

opbmusic | April 4, 2013 10:50 a.m.

Lord Huron made a stop at Doug Fir Lounge on Tuesday night as the venue welcomed back the L.A.-based band with open arms for the fifth time, accompanied by opening act PAPA.


Live Review: Lianne La Havas at Doug Fir Lounge

opbmusic | March 26, 2013 6 a.m.

The neo-soul singer gave a powerful performance in Portland Monday night, playing from last year's Is Your Love Big Enough? and more.


Live Review: Josh Ritter at the Crystal Ballroom

opbmusic | March 22, 2013 10:19 a.m.

Playing for a bouncing audience on the venue's famous floating floor, Ritter put on a two hour show containing many tracks from his new album, as well as a few old favorites from the vault.


Live Review: VioHazard (aka Talkdemonic) and Electric iLL at Bunk Bar

opbmusic | Feb. 6, 2013 4:01 p.m.

Monday night's bill saw the live debuts of two local acts-- one already established and another from a member of two of the city's best known acts.


Photo Review: Father John Misty

opbmusic | Jan. 29, 2013 1:53 p.m.

If you missed Saturday's show at the Roseland Theater (The Walkmen, Father John Misty), needless to say you missed a good one-- but photographer Inger Klekacz captured the show in pixels.


Photo Review: Deep Sea Diver and Wild Belle

opbmusic | Nov. 30, 2012 4:50 p.m.

Deep Sea Diver, Wild Belle, and Lemolo played to a full house Thursday at Doug Fir. See our photos and notes from the show.


Live Review: Alela Diane at the Siren Nation Festival

opbmusic | Nov. 17, 2012 8:06 p.m.

Alela Diane headlined at the Alberta Rose Theater as a part of Siren Nation's annual music festival. Here's a review and some photos from the show.


Photo Review: Dan Deacon at the Hawthorne Theater

opbmusic | Oct. 26, 2012 5:12 p.m.

Wham City champions Dan Deacon and Height with Friends tore the house down, bringing people (very!) close together on a chilly Thursday night.


Photo Review: Grizzly Bear

opbmusic | Oct. 5, 2012 11:11 a.m.

Grizzly Bear played Keller Auditorium Thursday night in Portland. Photographer Nathan Quigley captured it for us.


Live Review: Dirty Projectors and Wye Oak at The Crystal Ballroom

opbmusic | July 27, 2012 6:26 p.m.

The Dirty Projectors played songs from their brand new album Swing Lo Magellan on Wednesday evening at The Crystal Ballroom. Baltimore's Wye Oak opened.


Live Review: Monarques at Doug Fir

opbmusic | July 13, 2012 5:10 p.m.

Portland's Monarques celebrated the release, at long last, of Let's Make Love Come True last night at Doug Fir.


Live Review: Destroyer at the Aladdin Theater

opbmusic | June 5, 2012 10:40 p.m.

Dan Bejar brought his eight-piece act to town Monday night, inspiring something falling between healthy adulation and pure fanaticism. Either way, it was contagious.

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