It’s been three years since Mark Knopfler’s eighth solo studio release, “Tracker.” Today he’s back with “Down the Road Wherever” and more than a dozen satisfying Celtic folk-rock compositions sure to gladden the hearts of his fans. The fingerstyle guitarist virtuoso and former lead singer for rock band Dire Straits has a lengthy list of […]
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.
In addition to her writing for KRVM she also writes for another non-profit station, Portland Radio Project 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.
Besides music, Cynthia's other interests include travel, REIKI, birding, and backpacking. Her favorite travel fantasy is getting to the Glastonbury Festival to cover the many outstanding artists there.
Cynthia can be reached at @CynthiaOrlando on Twitter.
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 […]
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,” […]
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.
Mega-superstar Elton John returned to Eugene’s Matthew Knight Arena in March 2017 for a stop during his Wonderful Crazy Night Tour. The show was a night to remember…we know all who were there will never forget it. Fun Elton Facts Elton John’s received five Grammies and five Brit Awards – two for Outstanding Contribution to Music […]
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.