Posts by Jeni Wren Stottrup

Gritty Birds receives Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant

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 16: Tamar Aphek preview

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

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

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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The In: Super Power Women Edition with Summer Cannibals and Moon Tiger

I woke up today to two wonderful things on my feed: Summer Cannibals new music video and Moon Tiger’s debut EP.  If you know anything about either of these bands, you now they are made up of women who are doing big things, not just as musicians-which they very much are-but as makers and doers […]

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Welcome back Deli Presents!

The Deli Portland has been a mainstay publication for some time, always creating a great chance for bands that are just under the radar to get a spot on the map. In the last year it went through some shifts, with Cervante Pope stepping up to the wheel as editor, after years writing for Oregon Music […]

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The In: Catch up edition

So, I don’t have this blogging thing perfected yet, but over the last couple weeks while I got lost in Treefort bliss, I covered some pretty cool shows, including Thao and the Get Down, Candace and Justin Bieber for Portland Mercury, so here it all is in one stupid long post. But first: Here are two […]

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Treefort 2016 Recap: Day 1

Day one of Treefort 2016 is in the books.  It was a night that glowed with bands and press settling in and feeling the love, with some stunning sets across town.  Here is the rundown of the bands that caught my eye.  Check out our instagram and twitter this week for more coverage, from myself […]

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March 19: 4 shows you absolutely should not miss in Portland tonight

Tonight is one of those absolutely amazing nights of shows that sometimes you have to miss. As you know, Treefort Music Fest is just a couple days away and we’re announcing the lineup for our FIRST OFFICIAL SHOWCASE tomorrow!  So, I’m not sure where I’m headed yet.. but here is a quick line up of 4 shows […]

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