Quitting Time

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.


Music Stories
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   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Rio Grands


Music Stories
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   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

The Best Thing I Heard This Year: Portland Edition

WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.


Music Stories
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   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 NATHAN CARSON, PETE COTTELL, JAY HORTON, REED JACKSON, CAT JONES, MITCH LILLIE, GEOFF NUDELMAN, MATTHEW SINGER, GRACE STAINBACK, MARK STOCK, KAITIE TODD, BRANDON WIDDER

Crash Course

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 submis   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Word on the Street


Retailtherapist
Retail Therapist has it on good authority that Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics—the Canada-based, super good-smelling natural soap company—is vacating its current, zig zag-shaped space at 803 NW 23rd Ave. and is moving across the street to more feng shui-friendly digs at 708 NW 23rd Ave. They expect to take over the new location—next door to Rich's Cigar Store—within the next ...   More
 
Monday, March 22, 2010 Retail Therapist

LEAK: Dirty Mittens, "Arcadia (Demo)"


Music
No April Fools' Day jokes here, folks: we have a second Cut of the Day! Ben Hubbird of Dirty Mittens just sent over a demo of the song "Arcadia" from the band's upcoming debut full-length record, and it's a pure gem. Recorded by Jim Brunberg at the Temple and the Falcon and featuring Laura Gibson and Matt Sheehy on backup vocals, "Arcadia" is a bit of a shift from Dirty Mittens' recent Motown-influenced ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Parson Red Heads Officially Move to Portland


Music
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, ...   More
 
Friday, July 16, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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