Nick Jaina is not famous. Far from it, really. But the
question of what it means to be an artist—and how much pain you’re
willing to endure to pursue your art in the quest for something grea
[THE NEW WORKING CLASS] Technically, The Failure is
billed as And And And’s official debut full-length, but anyone
following the local music scene since 2010 has probably heard at least a
Now that we’ve all gotten over our hangovers, made resolutions we’re bound to break by the end of the month, and tweeted about the post-Josh Smith Pistons winning six straight games (just give Stan Van Gundy all the Diet Pepsi), it’s time to queue up our favorite social ne...
[POST-GIRL-TALK EDM] During Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth’s
fantastic early-evening set at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival, it
was hard to distinguish who in the crowd was on drugs a
Growing up, I hated Fleetwood Mac. Maybe part of the problem was I usually lumped them in with the Eagles, a band that is truly terrible, or with my general distaste for classic rock dinosaurs, borne from a childhood spent listening to Phil Collins and Sting greatest hit tapes on every single family roadtrip. Nirvana and Pearl Jam and Hole hit right when I got my first Discman, and soon aft...
[FUTURE JAZZ] Steven Ellison won’t settle down. The producer, better known to the world as Flying Lotus,
isn’t just one of the most innovative musicians putting out material
these days. He’s
WTF is “Slowdive”?
Slowdive is a pioneering shoegaze band
from Reading, England. They formed in 1989 and split after just six
years and three records, including landmark 1993 album Souv
Entrances are important in hip-hop. Think of how Jay-Z began his retirement show at Madison Square Garden in 2004, as documented in Fade to Black: introduced by legendary boxing announcer Michael Buffer, running onstage to “What More Can I Say,” rocking a Biggie shirt. You can’t give off an air of pure bravado if yo...More
The Blazers’ non-basketball power rankings: Offseason Edition.
Following the NBA is, more than ever, a full-time
endeavor. For us basketball junkies, the once-sleepy offseason is now a
fever dream of free-agency speculation, Trade Machine playfulness, and
If Casey Dienel was nervous to play in Portland for the first time since she moved away a few years ago, she sure didn’t show. “I have some bangers to play,” she said, taking the stage behind her keyboard and bank of equipment. “But I’m not going to give them to you for a little while, because that’s what you expect.” Recording under the name More