All-in-all it was a provocative year for music. There was delicious new genre-twisting music from twenty one pilots…impressive pop splendor from Shawn Mendes, plus boldly beautiful alt-rock from England’s The 1975. Ray Lamontagne gifted fans with exceptional folk-rock tapestries aplenty, and Imagine Dragons served up fun, valiant soaring anthems – still their forte’. With all […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or @CynthiaOrlando on Twitter.
Working on your holiday gift list? For the music fans in your life, consider Amos Lee’s newest “My New Moon” release. Gifted in the art of songwriting and storytelling, Lee pulls from many genres in ways that always satisfy. His newest is a refreshing collection of diverse folk-rock-soul tracks sure to satisfy even the music […]
Alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie is coming to Eugene. Touring to promote their just-released ninth studio album “Thank You for Today,” the Grammy award nominees are set to perform at Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, September 24. Their new album features new members Zac Rae (Fiona Apple) and Dave […]
The weather was hot during the weekend of the Oregon Country Fair but the bands at the Blue Moon Stage were even hotter and KRVM brought the sounds and energy to listeners throughout the weekend. Kicking off on Friday afternoon with music from Savila, Peter Wilde and Buckman Coe, KRVM continued on Saturday with music […]
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 […]
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 […]