Movie Reviews & Stories
Brian Wilson’s mental breakdown in the mid-1960s is as
essential to the Beach Boys mythos as the band’s Pendleton shirts and
Two TV movies and a Barenaked Ladies song told the sto
Jeremy Robert Johnson is a madman. As poster boy for the
locally driven Bizarro fiction movement, he’s spent years combating
adherence to a single genre, with several collections of violent,
Sound and sign language harmonize in Third Rail’s new dramedy.
Scottish playwright Dan Rebellato’s Static pits the
power of rock against the sound of silence. The production’s first
ambitious undertaking is being bilingual in English and American Sign
Local director Megan Skye Hale’s Br’er Rose is a formidable re-creation of the earliest versions of Sleeping Beauty.
The story, a princess cursed to sleep for 100 years, remains intact.
[KILLING TECHNOLOGY] In the ’80s, French-Canadian sci-fi thrash quartet Voivod
was a contemporary of Metallica and Slayer, infusing progressive themes
borrowed from King Crimson and Van der Graa
Sleep finally delivered the reunion show that Portland deserved to see. Back in 2010, when the stoner metal legends headlined the Roseland for MusicfestNW, only the most head-in-the-grass worshippers failed to notice that something was awry onstage. Guitarist Matt Pike was in the depths of his alcoh...
The saga of Sleep’s stoner metal opus, as told by its Portland-based producer.
Sleep is a case study in the classic underground success
story. High-school pals in San Jose, Calif., who went on to create a
blueprint for modern Sabbath-worshipping stoner metal, the ban
The great unveiling came just before Zola Jesus’ headlining set at Mississippi Studios on Jan. 9, when a particularly resourceful stage manager ascended to the balcony and lifted a tarp to reveal a crystalline cardboard pyramid lit from within. The thing looked like it had been damaged in shipping, with the top bent at an odd angle. It looke...
Who: Benjamin Caragol (guitars, vocals), Adam Wheeler (bass, vocals), Isaac Davis (drums), Fester (guitars).
Sounds like: A battle between marauding Viking ships and deadly sea serpents that just w
[DOOM METAL] On its self-released debut, Usnea offered a
psychedelic nightmare of twisted riffage and effects abuse that set the
band a comfortable parsec apart from the Portland metal pack. Sop