The Blazers’ center talks comic books, The Goonies and his love of almost everything Disney.
Robin Lopez is, literally and figuratively, a giant nerd.
That’s normally an
ill-advised thing to say about someone built like a Greek colossus, but
the Blazers’ 7-foot, 255-pound center wou
Punk wasn't supposed to age well. It's music of and for adolescent rage, meant to burn out fast and leave behind a corpse still pudgy with baby fat. At least, that was the myth, before the original punks got old, and all that rage started to seem less like a product of youth than a means of clinging to it. Luckily for Fred and Toody Cole, by the time they started More
It's about four years since we last heard from Carcrashlander, but that doesn't mean Cory Gray has just been sitting around in his basement playing Xbox. Quite the opposite: Just in the last year, dude toured with the Dandy Warhols and recorded with Shelley Short, while playing a one-off reunion gig with Norfolk and Western and ...
Like most deep-rooted Oregonians, R. Gregory Nokes
presumed America’s ugly racial history didn’t apply to him. Not
personally, anyway. Slavery, the fifth-generation Oregon native assumed,
The band that made Fred and Toody Cole Portland punk legends rises again—if just for one night.
Who’s going to tell Fred and Toody Cole they can’t smoke in here?
No one at Mississippi
Studios, certainly. Upstairs in the North Portland music venue’s green
room, the punk-rock power cou
It was only a matter of time, really: Voodoo Doughnuts is starting a record label. I'm surprised it took this long. Having already helped turn Portland "weirdness" into a sellable, often phallic-shaped commodity, it makes sense that Voodoo would eventually get into the rock'n'roll business. Plus, owner Tres Shannon is no stra...
WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.
Blitzen Trapper, VII
A consistently suggestive blend of robust
alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of
genre-roving Americana. (GS)
Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle
You can't escape Drake, no matter how hard you try! Around the time of the rap superstar's appearance at the Moda Center in early December, we ended up writing probably a tad too much about the dude. So we'll preface this by promising this is the last you'll see his name mentioned here...