Best New Band
POINTS: 33FORMED: Started performing in 2011.SOUNDS LIKE: A series of Southern-fried subreddits set to stark, minimalist beats.Rasheed Jamal is a rising figure in Portland hip-hop, but he says he’ll
Elliott Smith’s story told by his Portland compatriots.
Movie Reviews & Stories
The title is wrong. It sounds like a soft-focus TV movie about an angel who dreams of being a runway model. But Heaven Adores You is the most complete, least icky attempt to date at telling the stor
[SOUNDTRACK SANS FILM] Like Talkdemonic before it, 1939
Ensemble is a minimal instrumental outfit that is slowly loosening its
internal set of rules. The former drums-and-vibes duo of Jose Medel
[FOLK SOUL] Early in her career,
Catherine Feeny had what seemed like a pretty straight shot at a life of
recording safe, folky pop tunes tailor-made for licensing success. But
she chose growt
[LOST PORTLAND ROCK] At some point, Elliott Smith fans
burn through his all-too-finite discography and wind up at Heatmiser’s
last album, Mic City Sons. What that record makes clear is that,
[PRE-PUNK] In an attic somewhere, there’s a cache of
photos of me in high school, all zitty and blue-haired, playing Hacky
Sack in saggy JNCO jeans. Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster were a few ye
In the golden age of comic books, blockbuster characters seldom walked alone. Superman was the cover boy for Action Comics
when he first appeared in 1938, but he was accompanied in the anthology
Planning to watch the Trail Blazers before the playoffs? Here’s what to look for.
I am the ghost of Blazers past. Come with me. Together we
will hurtle back to a time when the aerial tram was but an expensive
blueprint. A time when you told someone you were from Portland and th
[ANXIOUS RAP] “It must have been a mix-up,” Illmaculate says three minutes into Clay Pigeons,
after pummeling the listener with relentless bars dumped over a
piano-led Lou Reed sample. “I th
Party Damage Records' co-founder and former Willamette Week Music Editor on the city's treatment of hip-hop culture.
NOTE: Casey Jarman is Willamette Week's former music editor and co-founder of Party Damage Records. He currently lives in San Francisco, where he is the managing editor ofThe Believer. Dear Portland, In the last month, your police department and fire marshal's office have u...