When it comes to peddling teen angst, few writers of young
adult fiction have the qualifications of Frank Portman. With 30 years
of fronting Berkeley pop-punk band the Mr. T Experience under his
The Pros and Cons of Portland’s five very different 24 Hour Fitness locations.
For a gangly emo kid from the Midwest, a trip to a gym in
America’s fittest city is hell. If it weren’t for the fact that I spent
my first year in Portland living in a van, I would’ve burn
[RITALIN ROCK] Between the preening of the Warped Tour and the made-for-Broadway schlock of Green Day’s American Idiot,
it’s hard to argue that punk hasn’t taken several hard left turns to
[NO-WAVE FUNK] Looking back on the flash-in-the-pan success of Death From Above 1979’s debut record, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine,
it’s hard to pin down what sort of precedent led to the To
United Nations’ Geoff Rickly is not to blame for emo’s
crimes against humanity. Historians might use his old band, Thursday, as
a punching bag for the punk subgenre’s unseemly shift from h
The Growlers learn you can’t go home again—especially after your home burns to the ground.
There comes a time in every young punk’s life when it’s
time to abandon the squat and move on to bigger ventures. For Orange
County’s the Growlers, that decision did not come voluntarily.
How Sega Genesis almost upset the mighty Super Nintendo—and what went wrong.
The 16-bit era was arguably the most competitive in the
history of console gaming, with everyone from Commodore computer to
arcade kingpin Neo Geo taking on Nintendo. Among the challengers, onl
Perhaps I was mistaken about Merchandise. If Friday’s sparsely-attended show at Mississippi Studios was any indication, maybe they are a punk band after all—in the pejorative sense at the very least. Led by the antics of slightly toasted singer/guitarist Carson Cox, these guys...
Merchandise is not a punk band. The orchestral swells and chiming acoustic guitars that welcome listeners to new album After the End
should make that obvious. But the Internet hype machine continu
The D.I.Y. bookstore and show space goes out with one final concert this Friday.
The Portland D.I.Y. scene suffers yet another loss: Laughing Horse Book and Film Collective (12 NE 10th Ave) closes its doors for good this Friday. Ownership could not be reached for comment, but they did release an official statement regarding the lefty bookstore and all ages show-space's closure via Facebook on Monday ...