Episode 92: When In Portland

Big thanks to Sam Murray for joining us on the show! You can listen to this episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • The Portland music scene: an outsider’s perspective
  • Sam Murray’s PhD thesis centering on Portland’s culture through its music scene
  • What got him interested in this undertaking?
  • What are some of the great things about our scene? What are some of the not-so-great things about it?
  • What can other places learn from Portland, and what can Portland learn from other places?

Songs:

  • Spoon – “Inside Out”
  • Ural Thomas – “Pain is the Name of Your Game”
  • Nickel Creek – “When In Rome”
  • Destroyer – “Chinatown”

Bands:

  • Britt Daniel / Spoon
  • Black Joe Lewis
  • Divine Fits
  • Beyonce
  • Elbow
  • Janelle Monae
  • Stuart Villain
  • Wampire
  • Golden Retriever
  • Lunch
  • Gulls
  • Usnea
  • Hustle & Drone
  • Summer Cannibals
  • Blouse
  • Coma Serfs
  • Strange Days
  • Jim Morrison / The Doors
  • Coldplay
  • Arcade Fire
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Britney Spears
  • ARCO-PDX
  • Madi Diaz
  • Seun Kuti
  • Fela Kuti
  • Ural Thomas & the Pain
  • Pink Martini
  • The Decemberists
  • Laura Veirs
  • Minden
  • Sky Larkin
  • Sara Watkins / Nickel Creek
  • X
  • Blind Pilot
  • Warpaint
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Operators
  • Valerie June
  • Destroyer
  • People Under the Stairs
  • Angel Olsen
  • Lonnie Holley
  • Mikal Cronin
  • Robbie Fulks
  • Ages and Ages
  • The Donkeys
  • Ural Thomas & the Pain
  • Love as Laughter
  • The Men
  • Hiss Golden Messenger
  • Diarrhea Planet
  • Punch Brothers
  • Portland Cello Project
  • Flaming Lips
  • Radiation City
  • Xiu Xiu
  • Swans
  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • Beyonce
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Carlos Santana
  • Rod Stewart
  • Tycho
  • Styx
  • Foreigner
  • Jethro Tull
  • Drake
  • OutKast
  • Feist
  • Neko Case
  • Mavis Staples
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