Esperanza Spalding’s Emily’s D+Evolution delivers brash, ferocious show at the Crystal

This story includes photos I took published by the Oregonian / Oregonlive.com. Clad in a white jumpsuit and red hightops, a gold armband and turquoise nerd glasses, Esperanza Spalding returned to her native Portland Tuesday with a challenging new show. … Continue reading Esperanza Spalding’s Emily’s D+Evolution delivers brash, ferocious show at the Crystal

James Bay Can’t Wait to Eat at Lardo; UK Hitmaker Plays Portland August 5

Two remote-controlled mechanical spiders, carefully hidden in the shadows of a tour bus. Frequent Nerf gun wars. One well-loved fedora. Many pairs of sunglasses. A planned trip to Lardo.  And a quintet playing bluesy, sensitive-but-fearless rock and roll, anchored by … Continue reading James Bay Can’t Wait to Eat at Lardo; UK Hitmaker Plays Portland August 5

The Glitch Mob promises ‘most insane show ever’ at Portland’s Roseland Theater

Technical problems can frustrate any live musical act, but for electronic artists it’s much worse than a broken string or blown amplifier. Sonically speaking, the zeros and ones are beautiful — and cruel. Computer crash = show over. Justin Boreta … Continue reading The Glitch Mob promises ‘most insane show ever’ at Portland’s Roseland Theater