Music Facts NW

Everything we know about this year’s MusicfestNW—visualized.

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Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Adventure Time

Two decades later, the band behind the music of Pete & Pete gets real.

Music Stories Like many acclaimed cultural artifacts of the ’90s, Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Top Five Most Tear-Jerking Moments Jose Gonzalez Has Soundtracked

Top 5 The O.C., “The Dearly Beloved” Song: “Crosses”  Scene: Seth tells Summer... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Stumpfest: Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25

Who is Rynne Stump, and how the hell did she get her own music festival?

Music Stories As Andy Warhol said, “Everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame—and, in the... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis

Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis (Fluff & Gravy)

Album Reviews [FOLK SOUL] Early in her career, Catherine Feeny had what seemed like... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: 1939 Ensemble

Black Diamond Pearl (Jealous Butcher)

Album Reviews [SOUNDTRACK SANS FILM] Like Talkdemonic before it, 1939 Ensemble... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN
 
 

Music Facts NW

Everything we know about this year’s MusicfestNW—visualized.

Music Stories   ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Most Tear-Jerking Moments Jose Gonzalez Has Soundtracked

Top 5 The O.C., “The Dearly Beloved” Song: “Crosses”  Scene: Seth tells Summer he’s worried about his mother’s drinking. Weepiest lyric: “Crosses all over, heavy on your shoulders/The ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Stumpfest: Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25

Who is Rynne Stump, and how the hell did she get her own music festival?

Music Stories As Andy Warhol said, “Everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame—and, in the future, their own music festival.” But when Rynne Stump persuaded Mississippi Studios to let her book a night of ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Adventure Time

Two decades later, the band behind the music of Pete & Pete gets real.

Music Stories Like many acclaimed cultural artifacts of the ’90s, Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete ended right as it hit its stride. Besides lasting only three seasons, then being decommiss ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Album Review: Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis

Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis (Fluff & Gravy)

Album Reviews [FOLK SOUL] Early in her career, Catherine Feeny had what seemed like a pretty straight shot at a life of recording safe, folky pop tunes tailor-made for licensing success. But she chose growt ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Swahili

Amovrevx (Translinguistic Other)

Album Reviews [FLOATING FUNK] When they first emerged a few years ago, the members of Swahili were psychedelic sound-painters whose work implied rhythm more often than actually providing any. With second al ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: 1939 Ensemble

Black Diamond Pearl (Jealous Butcher)

Album Reviews [SOUNDTRACK SANS FILM] Like Talkdemonic before it, 1939 Ensemble is a minimal instrumental outfit that is slowly loosening its internal set of rules. The former drums-and-vibes duo of Jose Medel ... More

Apr 22, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

A Guide to Portland Record Stores

In Portland, every day is Record Store Day. This is a guide to all of them.

Music Stories NORTH PORTLAND Beacon Sound 3636 N Mississippi Ave., wearebeaconsound.com.  Noon-7 pm daily. With its clean, minimalist design, Beacon Sound has the air of an art gallery, which might als ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Boise Bands Portland Must See At Treefort

Top 5 History of Boise Rock Showcase (7 pm Wednesday at El Korah Shrine) It kicks off with a tribute to Paul Revere and the Raiders, who got their start in Boise but, after a brief hiatus for some me ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by TODD DUNNIGAN

Show Preview: Philip Selway, Adem at the Old Church

Music Stories [EVERY BEAT IN ITS RIGHT PLACE] Drummer Philip Selway might be the least well-known member of Radiohead. For years, glossy features by the likes of Spin and Rolling Stone lauded the band’s democra ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Garth Brooks: Sunday-Thursday, April 12-16

Why No Fences is the best album of the early ’90s.

Music Stories Garth Brooks has a reputation for going over the top. And if you have tickets to see one of his five sold-out shows at the Moda Center next week, surely you expect smoke machines, a drum kit s ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

Album Review: No. 2

No Memory (Jackpot)

Album Reviews [LOST PORTLAND ROCK] At some point, Elliott Smith fans burn through his all-too-finite discography and wind up at Heatmiser’s last album, Mic City Sons. What that record makes clear is that, d ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Hutch and Kathy

Hutch and Kathy (Jealous Butcher)

Album Reviews [PRE-PUNK] In an attic somewhere, there’s a cache of photos of me in high school, all zitty and blue-haired, playing Hacky Sack in saggy JNCO jeans. Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster were a few ye ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Dead Moon

Live at Satyricon (Voodoo Doughnut Recordings)

Album Reviews [GHOST OF PUNK PAST] In 1993, the year of this live recording issued for the first time by Voodoo Doughnut’s boutique record label, the grandparents of Portland punk would’ve been a spry 44 ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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