From Angel Olsen and Diarrhea Planet to shirtless bros, feral children and fried chicken buns, here are the best things we heard, saw and consumed at Pickathon 2014.
“There are a lot of music festivals,” said Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts early into his band’s set amongst the trees of Pendarvis Farm, “but there’s only one Pickathon.” The slacker affect of his voice may have muddled his sincerity, but there’s no arguing against the truth of that statement. Pickathon is truly one of a kind—to the point that it probably doesn’t even deserve to...
In 1970, a Republican Oregon governor lured protesting hippies out of town with a state-sponsored music festival (photos)
This month marks the 44th anniversary of Vortex, the
only state-sponsored music festival in U.S. history, which took place at
Milo McIver State Park near Estacada. Author Matt Love, who’ll
Our playlist of the best concerts for the week of July 16-22.
Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, JULY 16Extra Classic, Bart Davenport [PAISLEY POP] Oakland native Bart Davenport used to play for the Loved Ones, a high-energy, pseudo-R&B act that opened for ...
From Outkast to Sexy Jeff Goldblum to all 101 individual basketball jerseys, here are the best things we heard and saw at the Gorge on Memorial Day weekend.
In the grand scheme of the glutted music festival circuit, Sasquatch is a tier or two lower than the Coachellas or the Bonnaroos in terms of prominence. It always seems to book last year’s big names (with the exception this year of a certain reunited hip-hop tandem determined to break the world record for number of festivals headlined in a single season) and rarely gets that “holy shit” excl...
Federale, perhaps the only band in Portland playing
original spaghetti Western soundtrack music, marks an unlikely 10th
anniversary this week. Founding member Collin Hegna recalls the group’s
You may remember Macaulay Culkin as the precocious child actor who sadistically tortured Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the Home Alone
movies. Well, he’s all grown up, and playing in a pizza-obsess
“A Teenage Love” A story of adolescent love and the insecurities of young
men and women. This song brings me back to childhood and the electric
energy my neighborhood had at the time in the ��
Sunset Valley, The New Speed (1998)
Led by singer-songwriter Herman Jolly and featuring
Eyelids guitarist Jonathan Drews, Sunset Valley’s ace guitar pop was
supposed to be Portland’s Next Big