Posts by grittybirds

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

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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Gritty Birds is back and coming to XRay FM!

The Gritty Birds Podcast is coming back and to your radio dial on XRay FM, Portland, Oregon’s premier new radio station. With the help of a big social media push, and the support of sponsors such as the independent record label Tender Loving Empire and Vortex Magazine, Gritty Birds emerged last summer as a “Top […]

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Video Debut: Shadowlands

There is an ominous haze cast by the electric buzz of Portland’s Shadowlands.  The dark wave outfit’s first album, 001, is out this weekend, a driving and concise hit that pivots between punk, psych and garage surf rock with equal measure.  Recorded in stolen moments between babysitters and band rehearsals at Destination Universe, the album toys […]

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The In: March 10-16

There has been a flurry of movement in the Gritty Birds World recently.  The website is back up and I’m furiously prepping for our upcoming trip to Treefort Music Festival, which will be the basis of a multi-episode arch of the coming return of the podcast. Gritty Birds will be partnering with Self Group featuring […]

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Episode 11: Papi Fimbres

News around town is buzzing with the return of Mascaras, Orchestra Pacifica Tropical, Sun Angle ETC drummer Papi Fimbres.  Returning just in time for spring barbeques and Treefort in newly weed legal Portland, he couldn’t expect more of a warm homecoming. Last season of The Gritty Birds podcast ended with an interview with the dynamic […]

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Episode 9: Brandon Day

One of the questions faced by every artist is how to sustain yourself financially. Marmoset Music, based in Portland Oregon, has sought to answer this question, connecting artists and advertising through sync licensing. In this week’s episode, I interviewed Brandon Day, the company’s artist wrangler and talent scout. Brandon shared his insights on the ins […]

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Episode 1: Stirling Myles

Myles has toured the US and Europe with his band Alameda while working as a social media manager for the boutique music licensing agency Marmoset and writing for publications such as Seattle Weekly and 1859. Most recently, he started the series Bus Talk, where he collaborates with artists to make drawings of things he overhears […]

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