Black Prairie cut an epic indie-folk version of Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains the Same” for sirius xm’s “Your Roots Are Showing” series, complete with accordion, fiddle, and Plant-blasting female vocals. See it here.
Local arts’n’crafts folk plan Here Now, a Portland-centric pop-up, in New York this month. While location was tBD at press time, a $23,000 Kickstarter campaign set the stage. “We’re going to showcase Portland art and handmade products,” says organizer Nathan Reimer, founder of NE Alberta Street’s Make House. Work will range from printmaking to lamps made out of fresh citrus (pictured).
Designer/artist Emily Katz based her dramatic spring dresses on inspirations both old-school (poetry) and postmodern (Pinterest mood boards). Some pieces incorporate precious gemstones like rubies. Made to order from $400; select ready-to-wear pieces from $150. emilykatz.com
The days are getting longer, but dawn-patrol runners should check out Knuckle Lights, hand-mounted, AAA battery- powered units devised by West Linn jogger Dan Hopkins because he hates (hates) headlamps. $40, knucklelights.com
Our neighbors to the north can parade local pride with Northwest Shirts’ The ’Couve: it Ain’t Portland tee, emblazoned with a mullet-sporting fellow named Hazel Dale. “People here either love the shirt or hate it,” says the Vancouver, USA–based creator Chris Stevens. “Some don’t see the irony.” Portlanders, he adds, love it. northwestshirts.com