A guide to the (barely) competitive Portland lawn-game scene.
Portland loves games, but it has a complicated
relationship with the concept of competition. (There’s a reason one of
our two major professional sports teams has matches that can end in a
Who: Toni Hill (vocals), Colin Luba (producer).
Sounds like: A neo-soul space opera.
For fans of: Little Dragon, Kid Cudi, Natasha Kmeto, Deltron 3030.
Why you care: Toni Hill’s voice is a
There must be some alternate universe along the space-time continuum where Guided By Voices is the biggest band in the world. That's certainly how the group has carried itself through the last 30 years. Started as a sort of bite-sized, basement-brand version of the Who, GBV is basically a decades-old rock'n'roll fantasy camp for midwestern songwriting ma...
The PDX Pop Now lineup is here! As usual, the annual all-ages, all-local, all-free Portland music festival presents a kind of wide-angle view of the city's music scene as it exists right at this moment. No huge, nationally recognizable names—the biggest are Wampire, Blouse and Portland Cello Project—but then, that's ne...
[DRONE AMERICANA] Above being a musician, Portland’s Brian
Mumford is a mad scientist. Though he does his songwriting on a junky
acoustic guitar in desperate need of fresh strings, his passion i
As he prepares to put Dolorean to rest, songwriter Al James reflects on a decade of touring the world, being the opening band and missing Portland.
All things must pass, though some things
stick around longer than others. In an ephemeral music scene like
Portland’s, Dolorean has been a symbol of longevity. Through 12 years
and five albums
Who: Steven Fusco (vocals, guitar), Stone Laurila
(guitar), Anthony Brisson (drums, backing vocals), Scott Page (bass),
Eddie Bond (keyboards).
Sounds like: If Jason Segel’s character in Forget
Photos from the jazzy instrumental hip-hop duo and recent Best New Band finalist's last show...for now.
In the introduction to this year's Best New Band issue, we mentioned how quickly Portland's music scene turns over, with bands breaking up almost as soon as the city discovers them. Well, it's happened again: Grammies, the instrumental breakbeat jazz d...
Tickets for Saturday's shows still available...for now.
Dave Chappelle, phantom stand-up comic, has spent the decade since walking away his epochal Comedy Central show seemingly doing nothing but lifting weights and popping in randomly at comedy clubs across the country. He did it in Portland back in 2009, though that was less a performance...