I hate to break it to you, but country music failed us.
Once the genre of choice for outlaws and simple folks with big dreams,
it’s become a streamlined industry of tepid tunes and
Friday, Aug. 22Tequila Fest PDX[BOOZE] Portland will get its first huge-ass tequila festival, at the World Trade Center, where they hold all those readiness drills for FBI agents, with representation from 35 tequila companies. Music by Cabo Wabo, Espolon and the Aquiles Latin Quartet. Should you like, there’s a $60 tequila dinner Aug. 20 that includes VIP passes. World Trade Center Plaza, ...
Exhuming Portland’s forgotten extreme metal pioneers.
Metal has waged an uphill battle in Portland. For a long
time, the city’s indie-centricity kept heavier genres shoved away in the
deepest, darkest corners of the local music scene. Things are di
Getting heavy (among other things) with Portland’s new metal kings.
[METAL] The members of Lord Dying look exhausted. Which is
entirely understandable, considering it’s 10 pm, and most of them just
finished long work days. Sitting around a table at the B-Side Ta
The wild life and wildlife of Portland’s most extreme visual artist.
Illustrator Halsey Swain speaks in a matter-of-fact,
almost backwoods drawl. Though she has called Portland home for five
years, she was born in Marblehead, Mass., not far from the other Salem.&nb