Pirate rock, pirate core, or whatever you want to call it refers to Portland’s legacy of pirates dressing up as rock musicians and vice versa. And this is not to say that pirate core is confined to the walls of this stone-colored city (hidden Pirate Jenny lyric reference). Search our pirate core band directory to see a list of some of the popular pirate acts around the world, and to make recommendations for bands you think should be added to the list.
Kevin Hendrickson writes songs about his personal experiences in his own fantasy pirate kingdom. Scabbydisc Music (BMI) is a record label with a pirate-core-heavy catalog that includes Kevin’s solo CD Ship to Shore, as well as several CDs by Captain Bogg & Salty, Hucklescary Finn, and Pirate Jenny