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Lo-fi distorted jazz from El Malo

Hearing that El Malo is the next project for Grupo Esperanza co-founder Rion Hergenhan, you might expect a salsa flavor.
Bad attitude
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 16, 2012

Grupo Esperanza bids farewell

After eight years of being one of the most in-demand party bands in town, GRUPO ESPERANZA have just one last show left in them: April 1 at the Empire. People looking for a working band, starting practicing your Latin beats.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 25, 2011

Okbari at Blue, Grupo Esperanza at Empire, and Olas at Local Sprouts


World music abounds per usual tonight, with Okbari playing at Blue at 10 pm, and Grupo Esperanza breaking out their monthly First Friday show at...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2010

Post-First Friday parties


Three post-FFAW after-parties are on as scheduled: Okbari perform at Blue with belly dancers at 10 pm, Grupo Esperanza storm Empire Dine and Dance at...
By webteam  |  June 02, 2010

Singer/songwriter Graeme Kennedy is back in town

... and he’s got ambitious plans for his McKeenstreet Music.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 12, 2010
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Random rules

25 more local musicians meet, greet, and rock at the second 48 Hour Music Festival
25 more local musicians meet, greet, and rock at the second 48 Hour Music Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 05, 2010


Okbari at Blue + Grupo Esperanza at Empire Dine and Dance


Elsewhere in town, a couple regular First Friday highlights are on as usual, as Okbari bring their belly dancers to Blue for a free, 10...
By webteam  |  December 30, 2009

Hope springs Eternal Otter

The latest scuttlebutt on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ray Lamontagne, and more.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Get ready

Details on the Rustic Overtones release and more
 Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 30, 2009
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Multi-faceted

How we think about making and consuming music is changing. It is not news that labels, albums, and record stores are dying, pushed aside by new ways of conducting the commerce of music. (Though at the turn of the 20th century the song was king and the t
Shardlow and Goodyear and a brand-new studio
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 17, 2009
First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk


  FRIDAY 3 ART & PLAY Unlike the rest of the local scene, the First Friday Art Walk finds itself running on full steam on...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009


Brett Cooper Benefit Concert

Brett Cooper Benefit Concert


 A massive concert at Port City Music Hall benefits Brett Cooper, a local man with ALS. The lineup ensures your support will be well rewarded:...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2009
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Grupo Esperanza

It’s a bad idea to wear long underwear to the hormone tornado that is a Grupo Esperanza performance.
Music seen, Saturday, February 3, 2007, at Bubba's Silky Lounge
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 07, 2007