The Portland music scene is one of the most diverse and unique you will find in all of North America, if not beyond.
The City of Roses has always been a hotbed for local Portland musicians. They find the city welcoming and residents flock to hear live music played in various venues around the city, seven nights a week.
Many local bands around here have gained national fame.
If you're a child of the eighties, you may remember a band named Quarterflash, their biggest hit being, "Harden My Heart." Well, that great sound from Marv and Rindy Ross began right here in Portland when they started out under the name Seafood Mama and playing local clubs and bars around the area.
If you go further back in Portland music history, The Kingsman, who immortalized the song, "Louie, Louie," formed here in Portland in 1959.
Any night of the week (and I do mean, ANY), you will find local Portland musicians providing entertainment to the masses at local venues, big and small....from the coffee shop down the street to the large stadiums, seating thousands. We just simply have a passion for the tunes!
Blues, Jazz, Punk, Fusion, Folk, Rock.....no matter your particular taste, you'll find your hook-up right here, both convenient and inexpensive.
I saw Throwback Suburbia at a local pub here in Vancouver, WA (I discovered them on an episode of a local Portland television program, "PDXposed). As you can tell, they have this amazing 70's sound to their music. Nick Peets appeared at a local food event called "The Bite" a while back and I fell in love with his sound. I've never seen The Strange Tones live, but hope to.
Here are a few of my favorite Portland music artists:
We have some of the grooviest festivals and events around, exclusively dedicated to promoting the Portland music scene, such as the Portland Blues Festival, Mt Hood Jazz Festival, and Musicfest NW.
Regardless of how different your taste in music is, you're going to find it here in one form or another....guaranteed. ;)
Here's a few of local places to hear great local Portland music:
Aladdin Theater - 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR
Alberta Rose Theatre - 3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom - 1332 SW Burnside St, Portland, OR
Satyricon - 125 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR
Revolution Hall - 1300 SE Stark, Portland, OR
If you have a legitimate band, presently performing in Portland, let the masses know you're out there for their enjoyment. No garage band submissions, please. I reserve the right to decline any submissions.
Click below to see other Portland band pages...
Wendy and the Lost Boys
Wendy and the Lost Boys 2/11/11 “Singing the Great American Songbook” Portland, Oregon Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wendyandt …
Portland Oregon Band - Insanitizers
Our origins were in 2000, when I began writing modernized instrumental surf-rock music. With the help of drummer Mike I gradually developed a repertoire …
Molly Chase Not rated yet
Molly Chase is an inspiring songwriter from Southern California, living in Portland, Oregon, with a voice that reflects the wisdom of many lifetimes. …
Nathan Brydn Rocks! Not rated yet
Nathan Brydn is a local Portland musical artist who started a recording company in the 1980's. He writes, records, and performs rock and Hendrix originals. …
Love/Star - Portland, OR Not rated yet
I've just recently moved here from Holland, Michigan to explore a new place & meet new people while promoting good music. I have a different sound that …
Portland Band - Auburn Not rated yet
Droney, loud, guitar driven, harmonic doom music is the driving force behind this Oregon phenomenon, Auburn . Brain child of long time local musician, …