Alaska-based psych-pop band and Grammy nominee Portugal. The Man plays Eugene’s McDonald Theater in February. The 5-member band originally hails from Portland and boasts 8 studio albums. While touring Europe in 2012, they opened for The Black Keys. Their current mega-hit single “Feel It Still,” released in March, is #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs airplay chart […]
The Music Scene Blog, by Cynthia Orlando
Freelance writer and volunteer blogger Cynthia Orlando writes about local music, music that KRVM listeners may also want to listen to.
Cynthia grew up in southern California where both her parents were musicians. While attending forestry school in northern California's Humboldt County she began reviewing music for entertainment publication "Northcoast View," and began writing again in 2009 for Portland's KINK-FM and announcer Dave Scott's blog.
She's formerly written for Music Under Fire, an Indie music website, and has her own music blog. In addition to her writing for KRVM she also writes for another non-profit station, Portland Radio Project in Portland.
Besides music, Cynthia's other passions include urban forestry, REIKI and travel - especially in Europe. She has a special fondness for bands from the U.K. and the Pacific Northwest; her favorite travel fantasy is getting to the Glastonbury Festival to cover the many outstanding artists there.
Cynthia can be reached at email@example.com or @CynthiaOrlando on Twitter.
American rockers Young the Giant headlined a night of indie pop at Eugene’s Cuthbert Amphitheater on August 20. Check out the photos here The band was joined by Cold War Kids and Joywave as part of their “Home of the Strange Tour.” The current tour celebrates Young the Giant’s third studio album, “Home of the Strange,” […]
The weather, and the entertainment, couldn’t have been better at the Blue Moon Stage during the Oregon Country Fair. The KRVM crew broadcast live music throughout the weekend and listeners were treated to great music from bands like Whiskey Shivers, Ashley Flynn and the Riveters and Hot Damn Scandal. We would like to thank the […]
Modest Mouse are coming to Eugene. The 8-member band, currently based in Portland, are known for their rich musical textures and clever, catchy lyrics.
On Saturday, April 29th, Celtic Fiddle Festival visited with Mike Meyer in the KRVM studios before their performance at Tsunami Books in Eugene. Celtic Fiddle Festival is Kevin Burke (Ireland) • Christian Lemaître (Brittany) • Charlie McKerron (Scotland) • Nicolas Quemener (Brittany, France). 3 of the greatest fiddle players in the world with dazzling backup […]
Mega-superstar Elton John returned to Eugene’s Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday, March 4, for a stop during his Wonderful Crazy Night Tour. Fun Elton Facts Elton John’s received five Grammies and five Brit Awards – two for Outstanding Contribution to Music and a “Brits Icon” in 2013 for his “lasting impact on British culture.” What else […]
Singer songwriter musician Amos Lee brings his unique soul-folk-blues sound to town this week with a concert scheduled for Thursday evening at Eugene’s McDonald theater.
Indie Folk Rock band Blind Pilot plays Eugene this month.
Long-time KRVM listeners know how much the station loves the blues. For blues aficionados, there’s excitement in the air as guitar phenomenon Ty Curtis performs this weekend in Albany at the Northwest Art & Air Festival.
Alt-indie pop band Ships Have Sailed will perform at Sam Bond’s Brewing (540 E 8th Avenue location) in Eugene this Friday. The band’s music walks a middle ground between alt-rock and upbeat pop tracks like hit single “Summertime.”