When Lanny Swerdlow opened Portland’s
only all-ages gay nightclub back in the late ’70s, he figured he was
doing the city a favor. The only place for young gay people to
congregate at the ti
Courtney Barnett’s a loser, baby, but she’s not going to let it kill her.
For someone who’s written songs detailing awkward phone
calls with her mom and using masturbation as a sleep aid, Courtney
Barnett comes across awfully shy in conversation. She answers questions
[INDIE-POP CLASSICISM] “Seagulls Into Submission,” the
first song on Eyelids’ debut full-length, doesn’t storm out the gates so
much as it glides. Hovering atop a graceful guitar riff an
UPDATE Oct. 24, 9:43 am: So, about those alleged final Paul Revere recordings: Turns out, Revere isn't on them at all. According to a press release, Voodoo Doughnuts Recordings was under the impression that the two singles it was set to issue from the current iteration of Paul Revere and the Raiders featured the late Portland garage-rock icon and group namesake on organ. But Revere, who ...More
With his stunning new album, Perfume Genius stops being sad and starts getting even.
From a young age, Mike Hadreas has been keenly aware that
his existence makes other people uncomfortable. To put it lightly, that
used to bum him out. The first two albums he released as Perfume
It's official, Portland: You can start loving Carrie Brownstein again!
In 2006, when Sleater-Kinney played its final show ever at the Crystal Ballroom, an invisible clock began running, counting down to the legendary Portland-via-Olympia riot grrrls' eventual reunion. It just felt inevitable, considering the group didn't seem to implode with acrimony, and because, let's face it, no one stays broken up anymore these days. Well, that clock has finally hit zero.More
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Nick Cave is one of rock ’n’ roll’s great liars. He admits as much in 20,000 Days on Earth.
The way he sees it, the truth is a sea serpent that exists below the
surface of a song, and his