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: Colin Jenkins (vocals, guitar, percussion), Steve Amon (keyboards), Richard Bennett (bass), Lee Ritter (drums).
Sounds like: A ’60s lounge band from Miami time-warped to present-day Portland.
For fans of: Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Pink Martini.
Why you care: Colin Jenkins chronicles Portland
weirdness through Rio Grands’ forthcoming
WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.
Blitzen Trapper, VII
A consistently suggestive blend of robust
alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of
genre-roving Americana. (GS)
Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle
A guided tour through Portland’s music-video history.
Movie Reviews & Stories
When filmmaker and Portland State professor Dustin Morrow
founded the Portland Music Video Festival last year, he limited the
event to videos produced in Portland. This year, he solicited
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It's been a long time coming, friends! I've been hearing for a while now that the Parson Red Heads—one of the preeminent jangle rock bands on the west coast—are moving to town. It's all been through the grapevine, of course, but when the band played a residency at the White Eagle in February it only added fuel to the fire. Now we have official word: the Red Heads have re-located to Portland, ...