Chance Solem-Pfeifer

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Show Review: Big Thief at Bunk Bar

Big Thief played Portland’s Bunk Bar last night, touring a debut album of modest, well-crafted songwriting and landing lightly on its feet.

Show Preview: Andrew Bird at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Touring his new album, “Are You Serious,” Andrew Bird will perform at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall this Wednesday with John Grant.

Laura Stevenson at Star Theater

Read our coverage of Laura Stevenson’s April 12 show at Star Theater.

Courtney Barnett at Crystal Ballroom

Indie rock star Courtney Barnett played most of her smashing 2015 debut and some new material last night at Crystal Ballroom.

Shearwater at Mississippi Studios

“Shearwater did the sheer size and polite theater of its new album proud on Saturday night.”

Show Preview: Shearwater at Mississippi Studios

We interview Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg about the band’s new Sub Pop record, its lush soundscapes and its commentary on the American psyche.

Show Review: Basia Bulat at Doug Fir Lounge

photo and review by Chance Solem-Pfeifer Fans have seen many contraptions¬†in Basia Bulat’s hands since…

Five Reviews from Portland International Film Festival 2016

The chirping jingle preceding each screening created its own small tradition at the 39th annual…

“Bright Forest” by Sea Caves

The key to standing out in an independent music scene as crowded as modern day…