Indie rock band Lord Huron gave fans a packed, impeccable night of music at their sold-out Hult Center show Saturday night. Playing songs from across their discography, the band enthralled concert goers with a top-notch, well-paced setlist, a polished presentation and lovely, atmospheric lighting. About Lord Huron At the center of the L.A. based-band’s unique […]
The Music Scene Blog, by Cynthia Orlando
Freelance writer and KRVM volunteer Cynthia Orlando writes about the local music scene, and about new artists and musicians KRVM listeners might enjoy.
Cynthia grew up in southern California where her father taught music and both her parents were musicians. While attending forestry school in northern California, she wrote about music for entertainment publication "Northcoast View,” and later, for Portland's KINK-FM.
In addition to writing for KRVM she writes for non-profit Portland Radio Project (PRP-FM), in Portland.
She’s also written for the Portland Tribune, Salem Statesman Journal, and many other Oregon newspapers on topics of forestry, tree care, and native plants. Cynthia's other interests include travel, REIKI, birding and backpacking. Her favorite travel fantasy is getting to the UK’s Glastonbury Festival to cover the many outstanding artists there.
You can follow her on Twitter, at: @CynthiaOrlando .
There’s always something exciting happening when it comes to the Pacific Northwest (PNW) music scene. Though we might not often stop to appreciate it, many excellent bands and artists hail from, or are now based in, the PNW. Among them: The Shins, Mat Kearney, Ashley Flynn & The Riveters, blues artist Ty Curtis, Sleater-Kinney and […]
What’s new on the music scene? There’s lots to be excited about, let’s take a look. Elton John / Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart” For a rush of smooth-as-silk pop with a hint of nostalgia, give Elton John and Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart” a spin. A superb collaboration, it’s built upon Elton John’s songs “Rocketman” […]
After a relatively quiet 2020, this year a flood of new music hit the market. What rose to the top? Looking back Adele dropped beautifully vulnerable, much anticipated “30” last month. Pop star Billie Eilish gave us phenomenal “Happier Than Ever” in June. Ed Sheeran released new ‘=‘ to mostly positive reception. Leon Bridges dropped […]
There’s so much new music meriting discovery right now it’s hard to keep track. And that’s no exaggeration. To be sure, with winter just around the corner now is a good time to freshen up your music library. Here are a few new releases from artists we’ve enjoyed this year. Manchester Orchestra – “Telepath” Manchester […]
In the mood for new tunes to liven up your music library? You’re in luck! This year’s music scene offers an abundance of new releases and talent from which to choose. Here’s a few of our favorites. Big Red Machine – “Phoenix” American Indie-folk band Big Red Machine (BRM) have a lovely new track, “Phoenix,” […]
2021 has certainly been off to a good start. The music scene is hopping. February’s Grammy award show was far more engaging than usual. And it was so much fun to see an actual live audience at Billboard’s televised awards show last week. Best of all? As COVID restrictions lift, artists are starting to announce […]
While we patiently wait to find out if our favorite music venues re-open this year, there are, fortunately, plenty of new mood-boosting tracks to help us stay motivated! Here’s just a few new tempting music releases to tickle your ears. Fruit Bats – “The Balcony” “The Balcony” from Chicago’s Fruit Bats is an appealing, upbeat […]
Oregon is renowned for its forests, fisheries, microbreweries, and natural tourist attractions like Mount Hood, Crater Lake and Mount Bachelor. However, one of our best-kept secrets just might be our talented bands and musicians. While the likes of Modest Mouse, The Shins and Blind Pilot are well-known in the music world, there are lots of […]
Here are ten first-rate albums that got us through 2020.