Rare Monk: Tuesday, July 29

Started from Eugene, now heading beyond the stars.


Music Stories
When asking a band to describe its sound, you don’t expect to hear the word “asteroid.” But for the Portland five-piece Rare Monk, that single descriptor says a lot. Evolving from its ro   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Show Preview: Sohn, Mr. Little Jeans, John Dee-J


Music Stories
[SOUL-TRONICA] Christopher Taylor, aka Sohn, is a South London product currently producing, remixing and creating his own solo material from Vienna. Praise from heavy hitters, along with studio    More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARK STOCK

Introducing...: SPF666


Music Stories
Who: Zak DesFleurs. Sounds like: Bobby Digital—the Jamaican dancehall producer, not RZA’s alter ego—forging reggaeton riddims amid an occultist’s dimly lit reptile collection. For fans o   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Portland’s Top Five Other Best Monthly Dance Nights


Top 5
Sublimate (The Rose) Like many local crews, Sublimate is the total package: a label, promotion company, and DJ and artist collective. Bass is the name of their game, with regulars No Cents, Sonis   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Bar Guide 2014: Holocene


Bar Guide
Holocene1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639, holocene.org. 8:30 pm-late Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday, 5 pm-late Friday, hours vary Sunday-Tuesday.As far as clubs go, Holocene is the incumbent champion,    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Anne: Sunday, March 30

A shape-shifting producer sheds the shoegaze haze—and his band.


Music Stories
When Portland four-piece Anne released its debut, Dream Punx, in 2011, few could resist throwing the album’s airy, dark pop in with My Bloody Valentine and the rest of the shoegaze pack. And whi   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Soft Metals: Saturday, Nov. 30

An alloy of love, synths and urban planning.


Music Stories
Soft Metals didn’t move to L.A. for the weather, or to get closer to the music industry. Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall, the couple who formed the moody synth duo in Portland in 2009, relocated to    More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Animal Eyes: Wednesday, Nov. 6

Spacious psychedelic prog rock born in Alaska, made in Portland.


Music Stories
First impressions are huge, especially in music. It’s no wonder, then, that Animal Eyes bears a certain resemblance to another beloved Portland band, discovered during its formative years. C   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARK STOCK

Futro Records: Sunday, June 9

Electro hip-hop party jams thicker than blood.


Music Stories
[FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

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