United Nations’ Geoff Rickly is not to blame for emo’s
crimes against humanity. Historians might use his old band, Thursday, as
a punching bag for the punk subgenre’s unseemly shift from h
A crew of Mexico City producers unite dance-culture cliques.
Servers have cleared all the dirty dishes
and tables from a large wooden warehouse in Mexico City. The comida
corrida, a cheap lunchtime cafeteria, has closed. Night arrives in the
city, but i
Who: Kevin Rafn, Daniel Rafn.
Sounds like: If Ween’s 2000 record, White Pepper, delved deeper into the ’80s synth-pop territory explored on the Magnetic Fields’ The Charm of the Highway Strip
The cruel and unusual—and, ultimately, cathartic—creation of Monica Metzler.
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,
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
A college dropout leaves Portland to drop back in.
Jordan Dykstra came to Portland after
college—after dropping out of college, to be precise. He left Azusa
Pacific University, a private Christian campus in suburban L.A., where
he was studyi
Started from Eugene, now heading beyond the stars.
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
[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
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
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