August 11, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials by

Concert Buds: AlunaGeorge Slays @ Wonder Ballroom

If this review reads like a love letter to what I considered ‘The Aluna Show,’ it’s because it is. [Editor’s Note: This post marks Michelle’s second contribution to Concert Buds, which is super appropriate since she’s the one who suggested I check-out AlunaGeorge in the first place. I listened, and enjoyed them enough to push

July 30, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials by

Concert Buds: Capitol Hill Block Party 2016

The highs and lows of this year’s CHBP in Seattle. In the days before Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, I became enraged when I found out that NAO—the alternative R&B singer who was 50% of the reason I bought a CHBP Sunday ticket—had canceled. Apparently, NAO had run into some travel issues from the UK,

June 7, 2016 in Cannabis, Concert Buds, Editorials by

Concert Buds: Corinne Bailey Rae Plays Intimate Show for Portland Crowd

The British soul singer had us singing in tune, clapping on beat, and demanding encores in the small space at Mississippi Studios. PHOTOS BY JENNI MOORE Mississippi Studios seems almost too small a venue for such a widely respected and established talent, but it was actually an appropriately intimate environment to experience Bailey Rae’s well-rounded

May 29, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials, Live Music by

Concert Buds: Beyoncé, ‘Lemonade’, and the Formation Tour

Why I’m an increasingly avid Beyoncé stan and wish Portland had a stadium to host the Formation world tour. PHOTOS BY JENNI MOORE Lately I feel like some of the most common things I hear people say about Beyoncé are “I’m not a part of the BeyHive by any means, but her new album is

May 16, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials, Live Music by

Concert Buds: Santigold’s We Buy Gold is 24 Karats

Editor’s Note: Michelle Tran is relatively new to the WOHM staff but has already been an invaluable asset to our team, bringing heightened copy-writing skills, social media prowess, plus her passion for live music and supporting a range of local artists. She’s usually ahead of the curve when it comes to knowing about the best

May 3, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials by

Concert Buds: Gallant and ZHU’s “Neon City” Stops in Portland

After witnessing his jaw-dropping performance at Bumbershoot in September, I was somewhat shocked to see that Gallant was the opener for his Mind of a Genius labelmate on the Neon City tour. Electronic music producer/singer ZHU would have been the perfect warm-up for Gallant’s 40-minute set, but instead, Gallant kicked off the show at 9

April 10, 2016 in Concert Buds, Galleries by

Concert Buds: Photos from 2Reps x Brookfield Duece x Nyce Lutchiano

TNO Entertainment Presents: 2Reps, Brookfield Duece, Nyce Lutchiano, D3, Mike The True, Tyler Gordon, Cold Bones Hawthorne Theater, 4/8/2016 Photos by Jenni Moore

March 20, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials, Live Music by

Concert Buds: 10 Take-aways From Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ Northwest

Dearest Concert Buds, At this very moment I am writing this article from the depths of my post-concert depression (PCD). More specifically, my post-Bieber-concert depression. When it comes to writing about or discussing the ‘Purpose’ tour/album, it’s difficult to begin. You see, I became a hardcore Bieber fan wayyyy before it was socially acceptable. Ever since I

February 22, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials, Interviews, Live Music, Uncategorized by

Concert Buds: A Talk With Derek Luh @ Skaterade Tour

Quit calling him Luh; it’s pronounced Lu, bitch.   When I finally got out of the rain and into The Roseland on Friday, February 5, I was promptly introduced to life-of-the-party and Skaterade Tour co-headliner Derek Luh. I could tell by his energy IRL that he was someone to be taken seriously. It was very apparent that dude

February 9, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials, Live Music by

Concert Buds: A Talk with EJAAZ @ Skaterade Tour

When I first met rapper-singer-songwriter Ejaaz the first thing that struck me was how amicable-yet soft spoken he was. On stage though, the Indianapolis-based artist’s entire being revs to life, and the shirt is apt to come off (obvi).  I feel like Ejaaz’ music style spans rap, alternative, and R&B genres…but I don’t want to