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The cover of CHAIs self-titled album.

CHAI on their self-titled album and playing in Portland

Natalie Galbraith, Music Director September 26, 2023

I had the pleasure of interviewing CHAI via email ahead of their show in Portland last night. CHAI is a four-piece band from Japan consisting of twins Mana and Kana, as well as members Yuuki and Yuna....

Dissecting Olivia Rodrigos GUTS

Dissecting Olivia Rodrigo’s GUTS

Kate Zaine September 19, 2023

Heaven and Hell. Coca-Cola and America. Sweet and sour. Just because we get one, doesn’t mean we get the other. Olivia Rodrigo gave us SOUR, her hit debut album, in 2021, but sweet is still nowhere in...

blink-182 at Climate Pledge Arena

blink-182 at Climate Pledge Arena

Ryan Harlan July 26, 2023

“So many moms, so little time.” blink-182 is back and better than ever! Tom, Mark, and Travis are all back together for the first time since 2014. When I saw that they were doing a world tour, I...

Bagpipes, Fiddles, and Whiskey: The Inaugural Corvallis Celtic Festival

Bagpipes, Fiddles, and Whiskey: The Inaugural Corvallis Celtic Festival

Natalie Galbraith, Music Director July 19, 2023

One Sunday in Portugal The Nettles nervously played outside a church. As the congregation poured out of the church, they gathered around the band and handed Euro coins to their young daughter. To her surprise,...

Ultra Q at Polaris Hall

Ultra Q at Polaris Hall

July 18, 2023

This summer is a My Guardian Angel kind of summer as Ultra Q kicked off their summer tour with Wavves at Polaris Hall in Portland, Oregon on June 1. I had the privilege to see both of these bands...

Sad Rocker Hour

Sad Rocker Hour

Kate Zaine July 13, 2023

Who doesn’t love rocking out? Who doesn’t love rocking out and not feeling a thing? Or rocking out and feeling everything? This playlist is for that person. That person who wants sad music that doesn’t...

Beyond the Tourist Brochures: Delving into the Richness of Hawaiian History through Music

Beyond the Tourist Brochures: Delving into the Richness of Hawaiian History through Music

Marigold Baldonado May 25, 2023

Having been born and raised in Hawaiʻi, we learned Hawaiian history from elementary school all the way to high school. I understand that here in the states, Hawaiian History is not a part of the curriculum....

Spacemoth at The Fixin To

Spacemoth at The Fixin’ To

Lucy Boretto May 22, 2023

Maryam Qudus, also known by her stage name of “Spacemoth,'' delivered an excellent and engaging psychedelic performance at The Fixin’ To, an 80’s inspired bar venue in Portland, Oregon...

Traditional Filipino Courting With Modern Music

Traditional Filipino Courting With Modern Music

Marigold Baldonado May 18, 2023

Filipino music is often very romantic, as it is even used in harana, traditional courtship singing. In Filipino culture, a person who wants to pursue someone as their lover would sing romantic songs, recite...

Next Up: Redveil

Next Up: Redveil

Gabe Chaparro May 15, 2023

I recently had the pleasure of seeing one of my favorite hip-hop artists, Redveil, at the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland. The two openers were D’mari Harris, his high school best friend, and...

Summer Jams: Hawaiʻi Edition

Summer Jams: Hawaiʻi Edition

Marigold Baldonado April 13, 2023

Summer is approaching and for me, and many other students, that means going home for the break! I am grateful and lucky enough to be born and raised in Hawaiʻi, so as I count down my days till I get to...

Albums Ahead of Their Time

Albums Ahead of Their Time

Connor Punsalan April 12, 2023

Sometimes, artists create albums that bring something new to music. These albums are typically produced with advanced technology that offers a futuristic listen. We classify these albums as albums that...

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