Permanent Vacation

Peter Buck talks life after R.E.M., his solo records, sabotaging the Verve, hitchhiking in Portland and not talking to the media.

Music Stories Peter Buck doesn’t need me. Thirty years amassing one of the most sanctified discographies... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Macaulay Culkin-Themed Pizza Recipes

By Noah Antieau, owner of Lonesome’s Pizza

Top 5 You may remember Macaulay Culkin as the precocious child actor who sadistically tortured... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Souvenir Driver: Wednesday, April 23

Portland shoegazers follow their bliss into an analog daydream.

Music Stories When Neil Young delivered the keynote address at South by Southwest last month,... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Flashback: Federale

Music Stories Federale, perhaps the only band in Portland playing original spaghetti... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF
 
 

Permanent Vacation

Peter Buck talks life after R.E.M., his solo records, sabotaging the Verve, hitchhiking in Portland and not talking to the media.

Music Stories 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 immeasurably ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Macaulay Culkin-Themed Pizza Recipes

By Noah Antieau, owner of Lonesome’s Pizza

Top 5 You may remember Macaulay Culkin as the precocious child actor who sadistically tortured Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the Home Alone movies. Well, he’s all grown up, and playing in a pizza-obsess ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Souvenir Driver: Wednesday, April 23

Portland shoegazers follow their bliss into an analog daydream.

Music Stories When Neil Young delivered the keynote address at South by Southwest last month, a lot of musicians were listening. He was pushing his new project, PonoMusic, a portable music player rendering digi ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Flashback: Federale

Music Stories Federale, perhaps the only band in Portland playing original spaghetti Western soundtrack music, marks an unlikely 10th anniversary this week. Founding member Collin Hegna recalls the group’s ... More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Album Review: Sleep

Oregon Failure (Oldominion)

Album Reviews [PO-HOP] On the first verse of “Rap Rehab,” a playfully introspective track on Oregon Failure, the newest album from Portland MC Sleep, the 37-year-old poses a question that most rappers undou ... More

Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am by REED JACKSON

Album Review: Illmaculate

Clay Pigeons (Sandpeople Music)

Album Reviews [ANXIOUS RAP] “It must have been a mix-up,” Illmaculate says three minutes into Clay Pigeons, after pummeling the listener with relentless bars dumped over a piano-led Lou Reed sample. “I th ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Shook Twins

What We Do (Curlypinky)

Album Reviews [INDIE FOLK] Shook Twins’ latest release, What We Do, doesn’t capture the hazy pleasantness between wakefulness and sleep so much as the emotional instability of the dream. It rises and falls ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Dance Yourself Meme

Future Islands just want to move you.

Music Stories On a Monday night in early March, everything changed for Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop trio was in New York to make its national television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, p ... More

Apr 2, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Golden Retriever

Seer (Thrill Jockey)

Album Reviews [PLATINUM IMPROV] It’s not whether these sounds are fitted together right, it’s just that they’re fitted together. Golden Retriever, comprising locals Jonathan Sielaff on bass clarinet and M ... More

Apr 2, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR
 

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