Gritty Birds receives Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant

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I couldn’t be more excited to share the wonderful news that Gritty Birds has been honored with a 2016 Fall Professional Development Grant from Portland, Oregon’s Regional Arts and Culture Council to attend the premier US National podcast conference of the year Podcast Movement in Chicago, Illinois: July 5th-8th. It’s the beginning of a big summer […]

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Episode 17 preview: Christopher Willits

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In the penultimate episode of the Treefort series with DIY label Self Group, I settled in for an intimate conversation with electronic artist and creator Christopher Willits. Taking a holistic approach to art, Willits first began exploring the tech side of music as student after getting introduced to real time processing in the nineties. ““If […]

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Episode 16: Tamar Aphek preview

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Today, tune in to XRay FM 91.1 and 107.1 for an interview with Israeli artists Tamar Aphek.  Read the preview below and check back tomorrow for a link to the podcast and our exclusive Vortex Magazine feature. In the latest episode of my Treefort series with DIY label Self Group and photographer Ingrid Renan, I […]

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Episode 15: Diarrhea Planet – with Fog Father

Episode 15: Diarrhea Planet – with Fog Father

In the fourth episode of my Treefort series with DIY label Self Group and photographer Ingrid Renan, I sat down with Diarrhea Planet for a raucous interview that shows off the personality a band who is known for it’s off the wall high energy sets. Arriving with tight time it was a short, but sweet […]

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Episode 14: The Wimps – With Kyle Craft

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In the third episode of my Treefort series with DIY label Self Group and photographer Ingrid Renan, I talked to Seattle-based punk band Wimps about gentrification, their favorite Seattle haunts and their advice for artists coming up. Their latest full length, Suitcase came out late last year with Kill Rock Stars. Keeping a light and […]

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The Dacha 5.17 with AH GOD, MUJAHADEEN

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Set on in a prime location on SE Belmont Avenue, The Dacha is quickly becoming a must see venue in the Portland House show scene. With art instillations adorning the upstairs and visual installments encouraged in the basement, it’s a visual splendor with a chill vibe.  Hosted by Davey Zilban, recent line-ups have included Laura […]

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Episode 13: Radiation City

Episode 13: Radiation City

Episode 13 features Lizzie Ellison of Radiation City. The artists are currently on tour in Europe after releasing their latest, Synesthetica on Polyvinyl this April.   I saw down with Ellison to talk about the history of the band, including the first time she opened up in an interview about the loss of her father […]

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Episode 12: YACHT

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Last week, Gritty Birds debuted as a radio show, but true to form, the podcast is still alive.  Check out the first episode of my Treefort series partnership with Self Group and photographer Ingrid Renan featuring native Oregonians, LA transplants and self described “pop-punks” YACHT currently on tour with M83, including two sold out nights, April […]

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Bey has returned

Bey has returned

Anyone who knows me for long enough knows my deep obsession with all things Beyonce.  I pretty much turn into a 16 year old girl belting out Destiny’s Child while “shagging the drag”of my midwest hometown in my friend Kelly’s Mustang Convertible.   I was floored by the release of Formation, sharing with my pre […]

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Rest in Peace Prince

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There are few icons that have inspired so much laud as Prince and deservedly.  Just watch this Hall of Fame performance of Guitar Gently Weeps.  The way he takes over and completely destroys, is one of my favorite live videos of all time. The artist has a special place in Portland hearts, as he brought […]

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