[SUBDUED CRAFTSMANSHIP] Horse Feathers is a band of
subtleties. Creating a rich sonic space using soft arrangements and
minimalist instrumentation is quite a feat. Yet, the Portland band’s
My Spanish isn’t as great as it once was, but when Y La Bamba’s Luz Elena Mendoza pulls out an unfurling falsetto to sing “Escu-u-uchame” at the beginning of the song “Bendito,” I’m definitely going to listen to her. Hell, she could sing in a made-up nonsensical language and still manage to command attention. I’ve followed the evolution of the local frontwoman’s voice for years,...
Formed: 2006 in North Carolina.
Sounds like: Improvisational folk musicians prone to frequent jazz, experimental and rock seizures.
For fans of: The Grateful Dead, Blitzen Trapper, Akron/Famil
Ew, this book is nasty. Randall don’t give a shit.
The Honey Badger is a tenacious beast indeed. The meme,
originated in a YouTube video that channeled the Crocodile Hunter
through South Park’s Big Gay Al, has spread like germs in a
Bookstores already dedicate whole shelves to Georgia
O’Keeffe. That didn’t stop Portland author Karen Karbo from adding one
more book, How Georgia Became O’Keeffe: Lessons on the Art of Livi
The Next Waltz finds Portlanders re-creating The Band's last gig.
The Last Waltz—The Band’s farewell concert that Martin Scorsese turned into an acclaimed rockumentary—turns 35 this week. To mark the anniversary, 50 Portland musicians pay tribute by re-enactin
A roundup of turkey-free restaurants open for Thanksgiving
Food & Drink
There’s already an abundance of restaurant roundups for Thanksgiving from other media outlets (or, as our office’s only Australian likes to call it, “Thanks-for-nothing.”) However, most of these places are completely booked. So, for those of you non-traditionalists, non-cookers and non-thanksgivers looking to find delicious and comforting alternatives for your Thursday meal, here are...
American culture, with equal doses of insight and humor.
Writing compelling copy about the country’s largest
Christian rock festival takes a rare breed of writer. Infusing the power
of shared human experience and the complexity of multigenerational