Concert Review: Switchfoot Grows Up

Switchfoot is no longer your tweenager’s band. The San Diego based five-some played to a packed house at the claustrophobic and suffocating Crystal Ballroom on Thursday in Portland. Previous gigs were dominated by doe-eyed 13-, 14- and 15-year olds but not anymore. Yes, the band still carries some weight with the younger crowd but Switchfoot now has a loyal following among those in their 20s, 30s and even 40s. Many fans have indeed grown up with the band and based on Thursday’s performance Switchfoot has grown up too. The band blazed through a 14-song set balanced with an array of … Continue reading Concert Review: Switchfoot Grows Up

Everclear Brings Life to Oregon Music Hall of Fame Ceremony

The 6th annual Oregon Music Hall of Fameinduction ceremony was held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Aladdin Theater in Portland in front of a sold-out crowd honoring the best and brightest the state has contributed to the music industry. Perennial favorites Everclear headlined the show with a five-song set and the crowd pleasing U-Krew, an old-school hip-hop group that reformed for the first time in 20 years also performed a few hits from their only album released in 1989. The Hudson Brothers and KGON DJ Iris Harrison were also among the inductees. Tony Starlight hosted the show and started … Continue reading Everclear Brings Life to Oregon Music Hall of Fame Ceremony