Local Heros

images used Courtesy of Harry Smith Archives
Who is Harry Smith? Portland’s Prodigal Son: A Primer

In 1991, filmmaker and musicologist Harry Smith nibbled on his “just desserts” when he received…

Hank Failing with guitars.
Hank’s Music Exchange is a shop for the community.

In a world where massive corporate entities can send you anything you could think to want within 24 hours thanks to outsourced supply chains and exploitative labor practices, Hank’s model seems crazily outmoded, but also rare and necessary–his care for the things he sells and his insistence that they get sold function as two parts of the same impulse, which is towards the creation of a larger collective musical community.

Community Feature: Billy Galaxy on “A Toy Store Near You”

A Toy Store Near You documents the impact of COVID-19 on indie toy shops like Portland’s Billy Galaxy.

Portugal. The Man continue their charitable ways with donation to NAYA

Last week, Portugal. The Man handed out new Nike shoes and jerseys to the students at Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

Dustin Mills

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our co-founder and creative director, Dustin Mills.

Portugal. The Man Surprise Ron Russell Middle School Students With $35,000 Donation Of Instruments

In my years working in the music industry, I’ve seen shows in all kinds of…

A Recap Of Decemberists Day & The Band’s Meet & Greet With Fans In Portland

“We know, we know, we belong to ya / We know you built your life…

Nik Sin of Lonesome’s Pizza

“A hero,” Nik Sin says, “is anybody that anybody can look up to and has…

Local Hero: Banana Stand Media

Grab a Free Download of Eleven favorite tracks—Live from the Banana Stand at http://bit.ly/bstand11mix In…