Music of Oregon: Rock

Updated: Dec 24, 2020

Before the pandemic hit, Curbside Press would make a playlist of the bands playing in Oregon over the month. Now that most live shows aren't happening, we decided to make a series of playlists for different genres of music made in Oregon. These are all Oregon bands.

First genre up: rock.

Note: We here at Curbside recognize that each genre is sprawling and broad. These playlists will try to showcase a variety of styles along that wide spectrum, with the purpose of encompassing the Oregon music scene. Did we miss something? Let us know at our website here.



Wampire - The Hearse

Portland-based psychedelic pop duo

Bad Shadows - Take Me Home

Portland-based garage rock

Acting Captain - Band Aid for a Bullet Wound

Salem-based progressive rock

Cry Babe - Picard

Portland-based punk rock indie trio

Showtigers - Crook

Salem-based garage rock

Queen Chief - False Face

Portland-based progressive rock (bordering on heavier dream pop)

The English Language - Teenaged God

Portland-based psychedelic punk rock

King Who - Lost in the Woods

Portland-based progressive rock

Alien Boy - Somewhere Without Me

Portland-based emo pop-punk

Ten Million Lights - Myanmar

Portland-based electric dream pop

Deaf Telepathy - Chrysalis Hotel

Columbia River Gorge-based Psychedelic rock

Sadgasm - Car Crash

Pacific Northwest emo pop-punk

No Me Gusta - Bad Wave

Salem-based punk rock

Bitch'n - The Bag

Portland-based alternative pop-punk

Beautiful Dudes - The Shape I'm In

Portland-based punk rock

Hillstomp - Cardiac Arrest In D

Portland-based American punk blues duo

Small Field - Bridges

Portland-based progressive rock

J. Graves - Deathbed

Portland-based dance-punk

Profit Drama - Death Hex

Portland-based heavy garage rock

And And And - I Want More Alcohol (It Makes Me Sadder)

Portland-based progressive rock powerhouse (disbanded)

The Macks - Boulder

Portland-based rock ‘n’ roll


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