Santana @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Portland)

James Kemp
Staff Writer/Photographer 

Portland, Or – On March 3rd, 2018, Carlos Santana and his band took over the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in the Rose Quarter of Downtown Portland. Santana and his band played to a full house in Portland and did not let the crowd down. He played a three hour set, that left the crowd wanting more. Playing hits “Smooth”, “Black Magic Women”, “Oy Como Va”, “Evil Ways” and several other of his great songs. Check out Santana out on Tour now!! 

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Theory of a Deadman @ Wonder Ballroom (Portland)

 

James Kemp 
Staff Writer/Photographer 

On February 24th, 2018 Theory of a Deadman played the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Or.  This was the first time in Theory of a Deadman’s, 16 year music careers playing in Portland. Catch while you can out on Tour Now! 

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Spirit Animal @ Wonder Ballroom (Portland)

James Kemp 
Staff Writer/Photographer 

On February 24th  2018, Spirit Animal out of Brooklyn, New York came  to Portland. Where they opened up for Theory of a Deadman.  It was Spirit Animal’s first time playing the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. 

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WWE LIVE at Moda Center (Portland)

James Kemp
Staff Writer & Photographer

Moda Center, Portland, Or – When you think of sustained global success in the Sports Entertainment Industry you think none other than World Wrestling Entertainment or WWE.
The WWE puts out several live versions of their show a week and travel all over the globe to do so. They strive to bring the best product no matter where they travel.
This past weekend WWE’s RAW Brand made their trip up to Portland, Oregon to preform a Live Event on the Road to Wrestlemanina.

Several of the brands top performers like Female Royal Rumble Winner Auska, Roman Reigns, RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Raw Tag Team Champions The Bar, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and Sasha Banks to name few. This show was nothing like what fans would see on TV, this version of WWE is much more stripped down, to the bare bones of the product.

WWE has their product and programming to a science that leaves the fans wanting more each time they come out to an event. Live wrestling events are the life blood of the industry and it is no different for WWE. Aside from TV tappings once or twice a week, WWE’s performers travel from city to city entertaining fans of all ages night in and night out giving them their moneys worth. Portland left feeling no different about this live event when it was all said and done.

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First Look Featuring Maiah Wynne, The Bar Pilots & Dj Oso Fresh (Portland)

James Kemp
Staff Writer/Photographer

In many communities, local music provides a rich environment for artists to grow, succeed and showcase their talents. One showcase that has taken the local scene by storm is First Look at The Analog Cafe, which is presented by Portland Metro Records and hosted by The Bar Pilots.

Each month First Look rolls out a unique showcase that helps promote local artists through many avenues in music. First is through Portland Metro programming such as TV appearances on Portland Metro Records’ Off The Record hosted by Rob Wessels; radio play on Fire Mondays as featured artists; professional photography; and a live performance at The Analog.

February’s edition boasted talent on the stage and off. DJ Oso Fresh spun his blend of hip-hop and rock-infused dance music. After, The Bar Pilots took the stage with their blend of high-energy hard rock and punk bass tones.

Once the crowd, which featured PDX’s own DJ LZ, heavy metal band Chemical Rage, cast and crew from TNT’s hit show The Librarians, and local artist Simran Gleason of SlowCamera Paparazzi was ready, on stepped Maiah Wynne. Wynne serenaded the crowd with two totally different folk sets that featured both full band and solo portions. She told a tale of life, love and struggle like that of Patti Smith while playing beautiful folk sounds through multiple instruments.

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Each month First Look features something new from the local music community. Stay tuned for next month’s installment of First Look at the Analog Theater and Cafe!

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