[POWER PUNK] Laura Jane Grace came here to chew bubblegum,
wear a sundress and chop the rings off a bigot’s fat fucking
fingers—and she’s all out of bubblegum. Transgender Dysphoria Blues, t
The tension between Portland rap artists and police goes deeper than the Blue Monk.
If you had walked past the Blue Monk around 11 pm on
Saturday, March 1, it’d be reasonable to assume a crime had taken place.
Six police cars were parked in the middle of Southeast Belmont Stree
Who: Ali Muhareb
Sounds like: An anthropomorphized kaleidoscope.
For fans of: Panda Bear, Log Across the Washer, Ducktails, laser-light shows, El Guincho.
Why you care: While you were sleeping, Ali
Young punks with old souls want to make rock ’n’ roll sweat again.
The members of Portland pop-punk band the Cry live and
breathe rock ’n’ roll, and you can tell just by looking at them. The
Ramones stare out from a pin on singer and lead songwriter Ray Nelse
Angel Olsen has been singing her entire life. Only now has she found her voice.
Angel Olsen made it clear at the start of her career that she wasn’t afraid to use her voice.
Her solo debut, the 2011 EP Strange Cacti,
was bare-boned, acoustic and raw, and highlighted b
[APOCALYPTIC MATH METAL] Between Easter, The Walking Dead
and Keith Richards’ uncanny life force, it’s safe to say pop culture’s
predilection for zombie kitsch is no longer weird. While necr
A heartbroken Dharma Bum hits the road and restarts his career.
At a glance, Empty Through Empty Space, the new
album by Jeremy Wilson, has the backstory of a classic breakup record.
Guy meets girl, he moves across the country to be with her, things fall
This bottle of Arizona wine—yes, people are making the
stuff in that arid land of intolerance—declares itself “big yet subtle
and well balanced.” Kind of a bloodless description when you c
As the members of San Fermin stood in the parking lot of
the Red Lion Hotel near Portland International Airport last October,
staring at their rented tour van, it took them a moment to process wha
Music StoriesWho: Colin Jenkins (vocals, guitar, percussion), Steve Amon (keyboards), Richard Bennett (bass), Lee Ritter (drums).
Sounds like: A ’60s lounge band from Miami time-warped to present-day Portland.
For fans of: Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Pink Martini.
Why you care: Colin Jenkins chronicles Portland
weirdness through Rio Grands’ forthcoming