A rollicking schlock-operetta, StageWorks Ink’s Flash Ah-AHHH! pays faithful tribute to 1980 camp classic Flash Gordon—and
takes it a step further by shoehorning a dozen Queen classics into the
Hangover busters (and exacerbators) from members of Portland's Souvenir Driver, Miracle Falls and Daydream Machine, as well as Mercury Rev and more.
Creative momentum withering midst seasonal torpor and restless band hiatus—star-packed local combo Miracle Falls is itching to enter the studio for "slightly less guitar-centric" sophomore album—Sparklehorse/Longwave vet and recent Portland emigre Paul Dillon found fresh inspiration from the changing calendar. "It's not that I'm a grea...
WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.
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
[POP TRIUMPHALISM] Banging into the global consciousness
in 2012 with summer jam nonpareil “I Love It,” 20-something Swedes
Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo have finally released a debut album pro
[PROTO-GOTH] The latest enfant terrible climbing the charts and roiling the blogs, Lorde recorded her debut album, Pure Heroine,
at the tender age of 16 and became the youngest artist to top the
[DAMAGED ROOTS] For nearly two decades, Casey
Neill has been filtering post-hardcore energies through an Americana
muse for tales of wry lamentation, and the barroom mythologizing wed to
painstaking craft has never sounded so perfectly realized.
For reasons not worth detailing here, this review of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa arrives a wee bit overdue. Critic's Grade: B+
Entering theaters 11 years to the day after the first Jackass release deliriously exceeded all expectations and made apocalyptic headlines across the country, Bad Grandpa became the franchise's fourth consecutive release to debut wi...
Escape Plan screened after WW press deadlines, but critic Jay Horton was there for the Stallone and the Schwarzenegger. Critic's Grade: C+
A quarter century ago, when dinosaurs strode the earth, American cinema was dominated by an unlamented breed of leaden, clunky, ginormous vehicles constructed to flatter the specific charms and mask the woeful limitations of...