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Music Preview: Moniker at Holocene Sunday, Aug. 24

The cruel and unusual—and, ultimately, cathartic—creation of Monica Metzler.


Music Stories
I’m talking to Monica Metzler by phone from the back of my Forester, where I’m huddled away from the cold in a makeshift bed. My friend and I had arrived on the coast the day before, antic   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Introducing...: Neka & Kahlo


Music Stories
Who: Mila “Kahlo” Kokich (rapper), Neka Perini (singer, producer) Sounds like: The raw frustration of Eminem’s identity crisis encountering the soulful wisdom of Adele, with Skrillex on the dec   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Introducing...: Phone Call


Music Stories
Who: Bailey Winters (vocals, drums, bass, production), Johnny Zeigler (keyboards, drums, bass, production). Sounds like: The disco love child of R. Kelly and Flight of the Conchords.   For fans   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Bar Guide 2014: Teardrop Cocktail Lounge


Bar Guide
Teardrop Cocktail Lounge 1015 NW Everett St., 445-8109, teardroplounge.com. 4 pm-12:30 am Monday-Thursday, 4 pm-2 am Friday-Saturday. The Teardrop Lounge offers a roster of meticulously crafted libati   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Bar Guide 2014: Florida Room


Bar Guide
Florida Room435 N Killingsworth St., 287-5658. 3 pm-2 am daily.Florida Room isn’t subtle. The exit lever on the front door says, “Get Out,” while an ever-changing marquee on Killingsworth freque   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Gideon’s Army

Pledging allegiance.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Brandy Alexander’s newest client has been charged with raping his 12-year-old daughter. Alexander, a public defender in rural Georgia, expects him to tell her why the accusation is wrong, why    More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Introducing...: Rio Grands


Music Stories
Who: Colin Jenkins (vocals, guitar, percussion), Steve Amon (keyboards), Richard Bennett (bass), Lee Ritter (drums). Sounds like: A ’60s lounge band from Miami time-warped to present-day Portland. For fans of: Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Pink Martini. Why you care: Colin Jenkins chronicles Portland weirdness through Rio Grands’ forthcoming   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Album Review: Battleme

Future Runs Magnetic (El Camino)


Album Reviews
[ELECTRO-SHOEGAZE] Battleme started as a single acoustic country ballad called “Burn This Town,” which received heavy airplay after its inclusion in the second-season finale of Sons of Anarchy   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

102 Neverending Minutes: Endless Love Reviewed

endless love

Endless Love took its sweet, sweet time before screening for press. And then once it eventually screened, it really did never seem to end.Critic's Grade: DEndless Love is 2014’s first contribution to the catalog of sexed-up tweenie love dramas, and in all its idealistic idiocracy and over-the-top affirmations of “soul mates,” it best serves as a reminder that Hollywood h...   More
 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 by GRACE STAINBACK

The Best Thing I Heard This Year: Portland Edition

WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.


Music Stories
Blitzen Trapper, VII A consistently suggestive blend of robust alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of genre-roving Americana. (GS) Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 NATHAN CARSON, PETE COTTELL, JAY HORTON, REED JACKSON, CAT JONES, MITCH LILLIE, GEOFF NUDELMAN, MATTHEW SINGER, GRACE STAINBACK, MARK STOCK, KAITIE TODD, BRANDON WIDDER
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