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
Music StoriesBorn: In 1959 in Los Angeles.
Sounds like: Fluttery, jangly pop that sounds great coming out of a transistor radio.
For fans of: Big Star, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann.
Latest release:Someday, Hoffs’ third solo
album, showcases her ageless voice and heartfelt lyrical explorations of
love, heartbreak and growing old gracefully. More
"In Zen they say: If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try it for eight, 16, 32, and so on. Eventually one discovers that it's not boring at all but very interesting." — John CageI've been thinking about that quote a lot this past week in anticipation of a couple upcoming shows, particularly this coming Saturday's performa...More
Formed: In London in 1981.
Sounds like: The quick rush of a DMT hit expanded to sometimes-epic lengths.
For fans of: Throbbing Gristle, Coil, 808 State, Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs, Timo