The Hives have more energy than everyone else in the world. Combined.
There’s a track entitled “I Want More” midway through Lex Hives,
the fifth LP from Swedish rock quintet the Hives, on which
vocalist/hyper-kinetic human explosion Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist la
An electronic-music pioneer thinks outside the box...by putting himself in a big box.
[SOUND AND VISION] If you ever want to hear the sound of
grown men and women reduced to the giggly wonder of 10-year-olds, cue up
some YouTube videos of Amon Tobin’s current live show.
A late-night jam in Louisville begets a great band in Portland. Who’da thunk?
[INDIE FOLK] In 2007, Daniel Dixon left his home in
California to chase a girl in Louisville. Instead, his stay in Kentucky
yielded a fateful encounter with Andrew Stonestreet. The first night the
Formed: In 1991 in Umeå, Sweden.
Sounds like: Oceanic riffage thrown in a blender with free jazz and lots of bad Marxist poetry.
For fans of: Born Against, the Make-Up, the Blood Brothe
The mayor of Portland rap on the n-word, Macklemore and giving back.
Among other nicknames, Cool Nutz has
sometimes been referred to as “the mayor.” He remains, after 20 years of
making music in Portland, the most visible face of this city’s hip-hop
On finding a home, getting live and jumping in the river.
[RIVER ROCK] Ray Raposa looks relaxed. Sitting on the back
patio at Vendetta on North Williams Avenue, he has the appropriately
glazed sheen of someone who spent the day soaking in the sun and