ON-COURT HUSTLE: You may have been too caught up in the Blazers’ playoff run to notice, but back in April a Portland band played the Moda Center—without
having ever released an album. In between
WEDNESDAY JUNE 4
[SAILORS] Good news: The Americans are
back, which means that unlike last year, you don’t have to seduce
Canadian sailors with talk of Newfies or Rob Ford or
Friday, May 30Drunk Dad[SCUZZZZZZ] Right down to its name, Portland’s Drunk Dad is a middle finger in the face of musical conventions. Although the band eschewed the handle “Meth Lab Blues Explosion” in favor of a moniker with more uncomfortable associations, singer-guitarist Dane Herrin explains the genre he self-applied to the band’s Facebook page in a way that’s und...
END OF AN ERA: This appears to be the last summer for Cartopia, the iconic late-night pod at Southeast 12th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard.
The lot where beloved carts like Potato Champion, Whiffies
You are on a bike. Someone has placed a red octagon with unfamiliar letters on the side of the street you are biking down. What do you do? A hypothetical decision tree.*
Click on the image below for a larger version!*Oh, is that a stop sign? Then, by all means, please do stop! Willamette Week suggests you do what we do, which is always follow traffic laws like g
WEDNESDAY MAY 28
[BOOKS ] Elizabeth Warren is like an electable Ralph Nadar, championing consumers and the middle class in her new book, A Fighting Chance.
The senior senator fr
Friday, May 23Tyler the Creator [BASTARD RAP] There’re MCs twice Tyler the Creator’s age who haven’t issued three albums worth listening to—and the L.A. native’s already released that many revisitable odes at the ridiculous age of 23. His debut, 2009’s Bastard, was more interesting than an autobiographical piece by a teen should have been. He amped up the w...