Though not a household name on the level of hip-hop’s
other martyr figures, for true heads, the producer James Yancey—aka Jay
Dee, aka J Dilla—is a saint on par with Tupac, Biggie and Jam Ma
Copycat rappers, unimaginative rappers, pretty rappers,
Portland rappers who film themselves rapping on bridges—that’s that shit
the Renaissance Coalition doesn’t like.
Add Dwight Howard t
Girl Talk, Spoon, Haim, Future Islands and more play Waterfront Park, Aug. 16-17
Here it is: The MusicfestNW 2014 lineup. As previously announced, it's got way less bands than usual, because the festival has shrunken down to two days and will be held exclusively in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. But you know what they say: quality over quantity. And the bill's ...
Peter Buck talks life after R.E.M., his solo records, sabotaging the Verve, hitchhiking in Portland and not talking to the media.
Peter Buck doesn’t need me.
Thirty years amassing
one of the most sanctified discographies in American music—and a bank
account festooned with zeroes—has ensured him of that. R.E.M., the
What is 4/20, anyway? Theoretically, it’s unofficial
National Marijuana Appreciation Day, but that implies those who observe
it don’t appreciate the shrubbery of the gods every other day of th
Little Dragon is one of the most well put-together live bands out there, and the Swedish electro-soul quartet proved it last Thursday night at Roseland Theater. Overcoming a sound system that tragically consumed opener Unknown Mortal Orchestra whole, the band kicked off...
Apparently, even Portland's architecture is screwing with hip-hop shows now. Last night, a sold-out concert by Schoolboy Q at the Crystal Ballroom ended about 20 minutes into the L.A. rapper's headlining set after venue staff noticed a crack in a structural beam. The building was evacuated around 11:20 pm, sending 1,200 to 1,500 co...