[AMPS OF DESTRUCTION] Four years ago, Nial McGaughey (pictured) sat down
on his couch and, for no particular reason, decided to build an
amplifier. It wasn’t a totally left-field decision: He we
Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.
What are you doing for the next 12 days?
Zilch? Good. Because Homer, Bart, Disco Stu, Jub-Jub, Frank “Grimey”
Grimes, Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo and the rest are coming to your
The members of Phantogram used to make music for the movies playing in their heads. Now they write songs for actual movie stars.
“Bill Murray,” from the electro-pop duo’s lavish new album, V
How Portland discovered the eccentric genius of Merrill Garbus.
Merrill Garbus is a rock star—as much of a rock star as
someone who makes tribalist art-funk can be, at least. The three
worldly, off-center albums she’s released as Tune-Yards—including thi
How punk’s most progressive band brought itself back to life—at least for now.
Rumors of Fucked Up’s demise have been greatly exaggerated,
most of all by the members of Fucked Up. Coming off the road for its
most ambitious achievement, the 2011 double album David Comes to
Calling all yacht-rockers, Big Floaters and hobo pirates: MusicfestNW is taking it to the river. Finally.
It’s a move several
years in the making. The 15-year-old urban music festival—one of t
After nine years, MFNW's Executive Director is stepping down.
If you’ve ever had a blast at MusicfestNW, you have Trevor Solomon to thank. He’s acted as the festival’s executive director since 2006, and his sense for booking strong, diverse lineups has helped grow MFNW into not just Portland’s biggest music festival but one of the great annual events in the entire Pacific Northwest. This year’s MFNW, happening Aug. 16-17 at Tom ...More
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry also plans to protest Ted Nugent at Portland Expo Center on Tuesday.
The free Flaming Lips concert at Waterfront Park last night drew more than just fans of the psychedelic rock veterans: A small group of activists were also in attendance, protesting the band over incidents involving frontman Wayne Coyne and the appropriation of Native American iconography. Spearheaded by the national organization More
Our 50 Plates tour continues with chi-chi taco bulgogi from Korean Twist
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our More
Pickathon’s must-see artists and the best stages to see them on.
If the buzz around town is any indication, this is the
most anticipated Pickathon in a long time, maybe ever. Incidentally, it
is also perhaps the least rootsy lineup the festival has put togeth