Advice for wayward travelers from a four-year festival veteran.
Every year I learn a few more what-not-to-dos at Austin’s
SXSW music festival: Don’t sleep in too late or you’ll miss the free
tacos; RSVP for everything, just in case; don’t make elaborat
[HIP-HOP] First things first: Beautiful Music Part 2
is the best album Luck-One has recorded to date. It’s a fine mix of the
personal, the political and the spiritual. Dekk’s beats stagger
For the past 28 years, the CandleLight Room has been one
of Portland’s most diverse and laid-back clubs. Though it sits on the
edge of the Portland State University campus, the club has long bee
What Austin food trucks have that Portland food carts don’t.
Food Cart Reviews
The Austin food-cart scene is not all steak, tacos and
steak tacos. In fact, on my visit to what’s often considered the
nation’s No. 2 food-cart town (Portland is tops, natch), I even found a
Well, my apologies for recycling an old Brandon Jennings cartoon (I mean, sheesh, it doesn't even look like the guy), but I'm just back from Texas and a little overwhelmed at work. Should be nice, then, to see my two favorite Blazers, Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace, take down the Bucks!Oh, wait. What's this? I'm looking at the roster and it seems that...yeah, it looks like both Gerald a...
Trinity Episcopal goes beyond the U2charist with a Radiohead liturgy.
In a sunlit, bookshelf-lined waiting room upstairs at
Northwest Portland’s Trinity Episcopal Church, the Rev. William Lupfer
talks casually across a coffee table about the Beatles, Carl Jung and
“Braveheart is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen in my life.”— James Graham of Scottish band Twilight Sad.
[ROCK] The Twilight Sad is extremely loud in concert. Andy
MacFarlane crafts intense walls of sound on the band’s records and
James Graham writes mysterious, haunting lyrics that touch on childh
Formed: 2005 in Montreal.
Sounds like: Munch’s Make Believe Band after a lengthy tour of Amsterdam.
For fans of: The Unicorns, Arcade Fire, The Beach Boys, Flaming Lips, Weezer.
Latest release: T
The way the folks at Pickathon do their booking is really kind of unique. Everyone involved brings music to regular get-togethers in co-founder Zale Schoenborn's basement and, over beers, they just sit around listening. The talk isn't about draw or demographics—though, obviously, the question "will folks like it?" comes up a lot—it's a...
Before you ask, no, I didn't wrangle Andrew W.K. into live-blogging tonight's Blazer game. I suspect I might have been able to land him for the first half of this evening's contest, were I to have thought about it a bit further in advance than just now, but, alas, that didn't happen.
I will, however, be leaving this game immediately after the final buzzer to try and catch the end of Mr. W.K.'...