Portland’s Woolen Men graduate from tapes to vinyl. Is world domination next?
Stuffed into a booth at My Father’s Place, the three men
who make up the Woolen Men wear serious expressions as they talk about
touring and their place in the continuum of Portland’s punk- and
French filmmaker Leos Carax crafts a visionary piece of art.
Movies & TelevisionHoly Motors snuck into theaters this weekend, skipping the usual tread of press releases and press screenings. Critic Robert Ham deems it the best film of 2012. Critic's Grade: A
The end of the year is the time when studios truck out their most prestigious fare: films with fat ideas, big directorial talent, scenery-chewing acting and screen-filling spectacle. Yet with litt...
If the fact that the Creative Music Guild has been in action for 21 years comes as a surprise to you, don't feel bad. Even though I have been familiar with the CMG as a group that supports experimental and avant garde music in the city, my best guess was that they were, at the most, eight years old. The truth is that More
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The huge sign and marquee brightly announcing the Kiggins Theatre and its filmic fare (this week: Looper and Frankenweenie)
to the drivers and pedestrians on Vancouver’s Main Street already look
remarkably out of place. The
Compared to spending a Friday night circling the streets
of downtown Portland looking for a free parking spot, venturing 15
minutes north on I-5 and slipping into Vancouver’s city center at nigh
The timing was almost too perfect. The dust was still lingering in the air from the hype tornado that recently surrounded Death Grips, the thorny, aggressive hip-hop duo from Northern California. And just as the buzz had reached critical mass with the recent announcement that More
Born: In 1942 in Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Sounds like: Pop music filtered through classical training and imbued with a confrontational spirit.
For fans of: Patti Smith, David Bowie, Bri
News of any import is quick to spread on the web. But even knowing that, the number of outlets reporting on the return of Arthur Magazine was pretty surprising, especially for a print publication that focused on various strains of the counterculture: music, drugs, magic, underground comics, and organic gardening. Yet everyone from The W...More
Portland’s hottest dance band is just getting warmed up.
[NEW DISCO] For a band that has released only one 12-inch single, the sizzling Oh...You Bad EP, Ancient Heat does not lack fans in its hometown of Portland.
“I can’t really say
how it ha
The injection of pure, uncut soul music into indie rock has been the one thing that has revived that genre's greying body of late. You can hear it in the gospel throwdowns of Magic Mouth, the African swing of Brainstorm, and now, the growling R&B attack of More