"Marie Ulven, better known by her stage name, Girl in Red, is the expressive and relatable queer musician you’ve been waiting to discover. At only 20, she’s released numerous EPs and Singles, and recently wrapped up her tour opening for Conan Gray. The crowd was packed for the sold out show at The Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR on March 11th, and it warmed my gay heart to see so many young teens in attendance, singing along and dancing with their pride flags. Girl in Red embraces her sexuality in her angsty yet romantic tunes. The ambience of community and love radiated through the venue. She paused between some songs to express her gratitude and answer fan questions yelled out from the crowd (I had to ask - she’s an Aquarius); Her authenticity on stage made it feel like a one-on-one conversation with each of us." - TK
"Conan Gray electrified The Wonder Ballroom. His indie pop heartbreak tunes had everyone dancing and singing through their ear-to-ear smiles. Who said you can’t bop to sad songs about unrequited love? The 20-year-old youtuber-turned-popstar released his first EP, Sunset Season, in 2018 and has gained major popularity with his dreamy vocals and vulnerable queer love songs that everyone can relate to. The set opened with Generation Why, a reflection on our generation’s current transition into adulthood, and all the confusing, emotional experiences that come with it. He then treated us to our favorite tunes, along with unreleased tracks, amazing dance moves, a selfie with the crowd and an iconic cover of Sk8er Boy performed in a pink rhinestone cowboy hat. The night ended with Conan’s latest release, The King, our new self-love anthem for 2019." - TK
TK Taylor is a multimedia artist and photographer in Portland OR. They are drawn to intense performers and intimate venues where the artists truly connect with their listeners. Influenced by bold colors, raw emotion and candid personalities, they strive to capture the humanity of the moment. TK may be a rookie in the concert photography world, but they aren’t wasting any time waiting for opportunities to come along - they take the shots.