[RETRO WEIRDO RAP] “Avant-rap” is the genre tag many music
journalists throw around when describing San Jose-based rapper Antwon’s
eclectic style. But he isn’t ahead or behind anyone in th
Meet Canada’s greatest music journalist. Seriously.
“Is this dude for real?”
That’s the common
reaction most people have upon seeing “guerrilla journalist” Nardwuar
the Human Serviette for the first time. It’s a fair question. Dressed
A conversation with guitarist, vandweller and temporary Earth person Sam Zurick.
Imagine being in an emo band in the Midwest circa 1998.
This was a time before iTunes, before MySpace, before Napster, even. If
you had any aspirations to graduate from the local basement scene to
As widely respected Portland-via-Seattle punk label
Dirtnap Records prepares to celebrate its 14th year, we asked founder
Ken Cheppaikode to reminisce about its first release, a 7-inch record
It took a village to create this ex-Shy Girl’s debut EP.
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Through the years of
soaking up inspiration in Seattle’s jazz scene, the collaborations with
Portland-area musicians that first
With Body/Head, Kim Gordon picks up the pieces—then stabs her guitar.
Kim Gordon doesn’t fit the mold of “celebrity divorcee.”
That’s a role better suited for a much younger, more famous type of pop
starlet, the kind who enters into a shotgun marriage for th
No one believed Kathleen Hanna was sick.
Sure, she hadn’t put
out an album in a few years, but she hadn’t exactly gone into hiding. In
New York, where she relocated after establishing
Born: Jerry Williams Jr. in Portsmouth, Va., in 1942.
Sounds like: A country-tinged, rock-informed soul shouter,
wailing witty, dirty lyrics about conflicts between rich and poor, black
How Portland’s hardest-working stoners created one of the country’s best tape labels.
Gnarnia isn’t hard to find. Just head south on Southeast
11th Avenue, until the smell of grease radiating from the Burgerville on
Hawthorne Boulevard gives way to bong smoke. It’s home to a un
Portland hip-hop has always had a tough time getting respect. At one
point in the 1990s, hip-hop acts were even banned from performing in
downtown venues. This is a shame, because over the years,