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)

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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)

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DoublePlusGood Performing at Backspace (12/11/10)

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

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

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

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