• Live Music,  Pow Magazine

    “Life Is A Merry Go Round”- Live in Portland with The Zombies

    Iconic British psychedelic pop legends The Zombies are back to celebrate their long-awaited Induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a new album in the works and their 2022 “Life Is A Merry-Go-Round” Tour. This tour feels like a well-deserved victory lap after some major wins for this hard working veteran band, who are truly in a class of their own.  The band being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is certainly a significant event in the history of the Zombies, and one that was a long time in the making. After receiving their 4th nomination in 5 years, the support for The Zombies’…

  • Return of the Bay Area Psychedelic Rock Scene
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    Return of the Bay Area Psychedelic Rock Scene

    "As the sun set through the clouds over Haight street, the faint sound of a Turkish drum being played can be heard in the distance amongst all the tourists, hippies, and street bohemians of the neighborhood. The Milk Bar is hosting a modern psychedelic show with bands on the bill this evening, and things were shaping up to be a nice return to form for the Bay Area psych rock scene"

  • Live Music,  Pow Magazine

    Acid Test Presents: Dakila, BOLERO! & Tabernacle with The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show

    Saturday, January 8th 2022 Acid Test Presents: Dakila, BOLERO! & Tabernacle, located at the Rickshaw Stop amongst modern sheik high rise apartments, theaters, and the gold plated San Francisco City Hall. The Rickshaw Stop is decorated with a dark wild octopus mural in stark contrast to the upscale surroundings. Stepping inside the misfit venue it was clear this night was dedicated to classic psychedelic San Francisco arts, music and culture. The venue’s walls, ceiling, and floor were animated with stunning live liquid light, vividly coating the space. The live light show was by none other than The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show led by Lance Gordon, who created light shows…

  • Live Music,  Photo Gallery,  Videos

    POW x The Schizophonics, at Twilight Cafe & Bar

    POW caught up Pat and Lety Beers November 17th at the final stop of The Schizophonics’ US tour, at the Twilight Cafe and Bar in Portland, OR. We try to uncover what the secret is to the endless, insane energy the band brings to every show, talk about their new album People in The Sky, and find out what’s ahead for the band in 2020- hint: world domination. Check out the interview below, and check out the photo gallery from the show at the bottom of the page. Read POW’s review of People In The Sky: http://www.powmagazine.org/powmagazine/nwnrschizophonics/ Check out the full gallery from the show below! All photos by Kurt…

  • Music Festivals

    POW x Huichica Walla Walla

    On September 13th and 14th, POW attented the first Huichica Walla Walla festival. Huichica has annually taken place in both Sonoma and Hudson Valley CA (and still does), but this year was their first time branching out into the Pacific Northwest. “Since 2010, Huichica Music Festival (pronounced wah-CHEE-ka) has provided a refreshing take on the music festival experience. A pioneer in a new breed of micro-festival, Huichica is built on the concept that wine, food, and music are best shared in beautiful, intimate settings with a warm and friendly attitude. Each year Huichica presents a highly curated line up of artists worth knowing about and pairs them with artisan regional…

  • Live Music,  Music Festivals,  Pow Magazine


    On this Fourth of July weekend, POW MAGAZINE attended Portland, Oregon’s Waterfront Blues Festival for the very first time. The Blues is not POW’s regular music focus. However, in this instance POW MAGAZINE was invited to the Waterfront Blues Festival to provide media coverage of the Vintage Trouble Band. Vintage Trouble was scheduled to perform two shows, one on the main Beaverton Blues Stage and then in the Marriot Hotel Ballroom after hours venue. They also appeared at a meet and greet session at the Music Millennium tent where their devoted fans could meet them in person and purchase CD’s and LP’s and have them autographed. POW was able to…