Semi-earnest Singer-Songwriter from Portland, OR

Hand-drawn Documentation of Live Music in Portland

Here is a selection of sketches I’ve drawn of local performers. It’s an attempt to both document Portland’s vibrant music scene and capture the energy of live performance. You can find a complete collection of these live sketches and links to streaming and purchase-able music here. Archival-grade prints can be purchased on my merch page.
Note to bands: feel free to use drawings on your websites and social media. I just ask that you cite me (Alison Dennis) and, preferably, provide a link a link to my site.
5-19-17 Haley Heynderickx - Beacon Sound

Haley Heynderickx performing at Beacon Sound on May 19th, 2017

7-23-17 Cool American at Rontom's

Cool American performing at Rontom’s on 7/23/17

5-27-17 Avalanche Lily - Valentines

Avalanche Lily performing at Valentines on 5/27/17

5-19-17 Vikesh Kapoor - Beacon Sound

Vikesh Kapoor performing at Beacon Sound on 5/19/17

4-1-17 Gentle Bender - Bare Bones

Gentle Bender performing at The Bare Bones Bar on 4/1/2017

3-25-17 Johanna Kunin - Laurelthirst

Johanna Kunin performing at The Laurelthirst on 3/25/2017

3-17-17 The Variants - The Firkin

The Variants performing at The Firkin Tavern on 3/17/2017

3-10-17 Wave Action - Miss Studios

Wave Action performing at Mississippi Studios on 3/10/2017

Sarcastic Dharma Society 6-24-16 Bacchanal 12

The Sarcastic Dharma Society Performing at the 12th Annual Summertime Bacchanal (6-24-16)

Daisy Deaths - Turn Turn Turn - 5-28-16

Daisy Deaths Performing at Turn! Turn! Turn! (5/28/16)

Laura Palmers Death Parate - The Dacha - 5-14-16

Laura Palmer’s DEATH PARADE Performing at The Dacha (5/15/16)

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The Toads Performing at Valentine’s (4/14/16)

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Mikah Sykes Performing at The Waypost (3/19/16)

bevelers 3-18-16

Bevelers Performing on the Penultimate Night of Their Residency at Al’s Den (3/18/16)

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Volcanic Pinnacles Performing at The Panic Room (2/17/16)


DoublePlusGood Performing at Backspace (12/11/10)


Michael Hurley (Portland) Performing with Backing Band Ida (New York) at Mississippi Studios (10/24/10)


Aan Performing at the PDX Pop Now Festival (Summer of 2010)


Autistic Youth Performing at the PDX Pop Now Festival (Summer of 2010)


Ben Darwish performing at the PDX Pop Now Festival (Summer of 2010)