Sex and mythical America in week two of the Time-Based Art Festival.
The first week of the Time-Based Art Festival brought
mind-boggling sonic manipulation, walrus imitations, doughnut-themed
drag queens, aggressive confrontation of gender expectations and lots
Local choreographer Tahni Holt creates dances meant to make the audience question something—perhaps an audience’s relationship to the performers, or what it means to be “normal.” Duet Love, her newest piece at PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival, is no exception. Featuring four dancers often split up in...
It’s Thursday night in an old warehouse, and I’m not entirely sure what I just walked into. There’s silver foil scrunched up on the walls, blue and purple lights casting giant silhouettes, and I swear somebody has neon-green hair that glows in the dark. One woman wears a floor-length down parka, 80-degree temps inside the building be damned.
It’s opening night at Portland In...More
Beach pop from the Oregon Coast gets its groove from relationships gone bad.
Like so many indie-rock bands, Holiday Friends started in
college. Founding members Scott Fagerland and Jesse Wityczak began
writing songs together in 2008 while students at the University of
A review of Bag & Baggage's production of Arthur Miller's classic play.
It’s Saturday night at Hillsboro’s Venetian Theatre, and it’s hard to say whether it’s the plunging darkness or the sound of crickets—or just the imminent potential for witch burnings—that’s upping the creep factor in the room. As the audience sits in silence, voices slowly start to chatter, at first whispering, then hissing and singing names in a repetitive, foreboding chant. These ...
[ORCHESTRAL DREAMSCAPES] You’ve heard the saying, “A
smooth sea never made for a skilled sailor,” right? This phrase doesn’t
seem to apply to the guys of Musée Mécanique, who, on their
[GARAGE POP] Power-pop quartet the Zags might sing about
the ’80s on their debut EP, but they are a band clearly indebted to the
’60s. Heavy on three-part harmonies, cute keyboard hooks, rol
Started from Eugene, now heading beyond the stars.
When asking a band to describe its sound,
you don’t expect to hear the word “asteroid.” But for the Portland
five-piece Rare Monk, that single descriptor says a lot. Evolving from
[THROWBACK POP] After more than a decade together, Blue
Skies for Black Hearts is nothing if not consistent. The band’s newest
effort follows closely in the footsteps of its last full-length,
Comedy and Variety
Comedian Kyle Mizono wants to dance with
you. And she wants to do it in the dim, clown art-filled environs of
Funhouse Lounge, with the looming threat of being drenched in booze by