Pickathon bucks industry trends to craft the music fest of the future.
I don’t do outdoor festivals. This has as much to do with
my own pasty skin and aversion to large crowds as it does the with
inherent disadvantages of seeing your favorite band’s music drift u
Through some sort of mix-up or a really benevolent publicist, my tickets to see Fiona Apple were the best tickets I’ve ever had in my life. To anything. I mean, I’ve sat cross-legged on the floor and watched Calvin Johnson play a coffee shop; I’ve been invited to sit onstage to see friends’ bands play; I’ve crammed up into the front at standing-room-only shows. I've even pretended to be ...
[BEAT POP] I really want to compare Fanno Creek to the
Shaky Hands. It’s not that the trio’s sound particularly reminds of that
gone-but-not-forgotten Portland act—sure, there’s some jangl
"What are you holding on to? What are you holding on three? What are you holding on four? Four more years."
There has always been a childlike, storybook quality to Scott Garred's songwriting. He tells stories so small that sometimes aren't really stories at all—just moments, really. And sometimes in his minimal way he traces a circle of deep sorr...
Getting all sentimental over this year’s eclectic PDX pop crop.
Every year, the PDX Pop Now! festival offers a glimpse
into the music that’s moving Portland. And despite this city’s recent
reputation as a haven for confessional, tattooed singer-songwriters
A young St. Johns MC puts his whole life—warts and all—on his brilliant new mixtape.
[HIP-HOP] In the middle of his 2010 mixtape, Solitary,
over a sample from Wings’ “Band on the Run,” 19-year-old Portland MC
Vinnie Dewayne crystallized his home life. “My family different/
once a charming little foreign film that had you longing for a simple
life among long-faced Frogs who just wanted a little goddamn magic in
their lives. You were transfixed by the ro
Reports of Luck-One's retirement have been greatly exaggerated. I just don't buy that this dude is leaving the music world any time soon. This video, for one of the finest cuts from his latest release, Beautiful Music Part 2, should tell you why. Hanif Collins is what they call "a head." His interest in and passion for music is going to eat away at him no matter how far he travels or what he's doi...