In The City

The story of Portland’s original all-ages gay nightclub.

Music Stories The first time Daniel Schaefer went to the City Nightclub—the only all-ages gay dance club... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Van Lear Rosebud

Ten years after Jack White and Loretta Lynn’s tryst in “Portland, Oregon,” WW attempts to solve its greatest mystery.

Music Stories Until 2004, a sloe gin fizz usually meant a nasty hangover and some collegiate fumbling.... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

Hotseat: Hank Shocklee On Travis “Chilly Tee” Knight

Music Stories If hip-hop albums were measured solely by the production, then Portland’s best... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Show Preview: The Both, Telekinesis

Music Stories [MOM-AND-DAD ROCK] The Both pairs two indie-rock stars whose best work... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Album Review: Bike Thief

Stuck in a Dream (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [POP DEPENDENCE] Considering the album title is almost an Alice... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR
 
 

Van Lear Rosebud

Ten years after Jack White and Loretta Lynn’s tryst in “Portland, Oregon,” WW attempts to solve its greatest mystery.

Music Stories Until 2004, a sloe gin fizz usually meant a nasty hangover and some collegiate fumbling. But following that year’s release of Van Lear Rose—the epochal collaboration between dispossessed Queen ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by JAY HORTON

In The City

The story of Portland’s original all-ages gay nightclub.

Music Stories The first time Daniel Schaefer went to the City Nightclub—the only all-ages gay dance club in Portland and, at the time, the country—he and his friends spent half an hour dawdling out front, ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: The Both, Telekinesis

Music Stories [MOM-AND-DAD ROCK] The Both pairs two indie-rock stars whose best work is probably behind them. That said, it is an intriguing match, as likable as anything either has done before. Ted Leo’s ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Album Review: Bike Thief

Stuck in a Dream (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [POP DEPENDENCE] Considering the album title is almost an Alice Cooper reference and the band’s name is cribbed from a postwar, neo-realist film, it’d be reasonable to expect a rich tapestry ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Hotseat: Hank Shocklee On Travis “Chilly Tee” Knight

Music Stories If hip-hop albums were measured solely by the production, then Portland’s best rap record was made not by Illmaculate, Lifesavas or even Cool Nutz, but by Travis “Chilly Tee” Knight. Bac ... More

Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Music Preview: How To Dress Well Gets Emo.

The Heart of the Matter.

Music Stories It’s been 22 years since Pavement released Slanted & Enchanted, the wellspring from which the old guard of music criticism sought irony over earnestness, detachment over enthusiasm. The most ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Album Review: Sean Flinn & the Royal We

The Lost Weekend (Glad I Did)

Album Reviews [FEEL-GOOD INDIE] It’s easy to gloss over The Lost Weekend, the second album from Sean Flinn & the Royal We. With its sunny, medium-tempo indie-pop arrangements and vague lyrics about roma ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Top Five Ways To Dress Well…For The Cam’ron Show

Top 5 Wear your finest pink mink coat.Back in the early ’00s, Cam was affectionately known as “Harlem’s Pink Panther” for his collection of oversized outerwear pinker than Bubblicious watermelon ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Music Preview: Moniker at Holocene Sunday, Aug. 24

The cruel and unusual—and, ultimately, cathartic—creation of Monica Metzler.

Music Stories I’m talking to Monica Metzler by phone from the back of my Forester, where I’m huddled away from the cold in a makeshift bed. My friend and I had arrived on the coast the day before, antic ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by GRACE STAINBACK

Hoverfest: YOB, Danava, Acid King, Witch Mountain, Eight Bells, Wounded Giant, Holy Grove, Mountain God

Music Stories [AMPS OF DESTRUCTION] Four years ago, Nial McGaughey (pictured) sat down on his couch and, for no particular reason, decided to build an amplifier. It wasn’t a totally left-field decision: He we ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Halo Refuser

Into Your Layers (Self Released)

Album Reviews [A NEW VOICE] Plodding glitch-hop is not what you expect to hear right up front on Halo Refuser’s third full-length, Into Your Layers: The album’s title and pastoral cover suggest romantic bed ... More

Aug 20, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

How to Dance Like Future Islands: An Animated Guide

MFNW 2014 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

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Drama King

Songwriter Holcombe Waller’s Wayfinders takes the stage.

Music Stories After relocating to Portland from San Francisco in 2005 and promptly releasing Troubled Times—one of the strongest albums to come out of Stumptown in the past decade—it took singer-songwrite ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by JEFF ROSENBERG

Album Review: A Year Afar

Better Life (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [ART POP] On debut EP Better Life, A Year Afar adorns striking vocalist Suzanne Tufan with savvy support from Box Set guitarist Jim Brunberg, longtime Holcombe Waller collaborator Ben Landsverk ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by JEFF ROSENBERG

Show Preview: Four Tet (DJ set), Nathan Detroit

Music Stories [DIGITAL JAZZ] It’s hard to fathom that Kieran Hebden has already given his seminal, 11-year-old album Rounds the reissue treatment. In 2003, Four Tet was the unwitting leader of a long list of ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Album Review: Hearts of Oak

New England (Deer Lodge)

Album Reviews [SHOEGAZIN’ COUNTRY] The term “shoegazer country” is hardly the first thing that comes to mind when talking niche music genres, but it remains an apt description of the warped soundscapes an ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by BRANDON WIDDER

Album Review: Like a Villain

Bast (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [GARAGEBAND GODDESS] Like a Villain’s Holland Andrews doesn’t write songs. She creates constructs—great, big sonic constructs that crash through your expectations of what music is supposed ... More

Aug 6, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO
 

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