A son of hard-rock royalty forges his own path in EDM.
[ROCK-CAMP STAR] In one form or another, Dustyn Astbury
grew up training for a life in music. From age 13, he spent many of his
summers attending Rock & Roll Camp in his hometown of Pendleton,
Revisiting the first edition of Portland’s all-ages music tradition a decade later.
In 2004, a group of 50 musicians and aficionados, spurred by a
conversation on a Web forum, met at the Lucky Lab to discuss how to
better connect the community of Portland to the music being made
Commemorating the album that built Portland hip-hop, from the drywall up.
Listen closely to Spirit in Stone,
the 2003 debut from Portland trio Lifesavas, and you can hear the
foundation of the city’s hip-hop scene coming together—literally.
“If you listen to the
Chris Newman shouldn’t be here. Not in
Portland, not in the yellow house near Mount Tabor where he lives with
his girlfriend and her daughter, not leaning back in a chair in his
Is there such a thing as “pastel metal”? There is now.
[PINKISH BLACK METAL] When singer George Clarke and
guitarist Kerry McCoy moved to San Francisco and formed Deafheaven in
2010, there was no master plan. That’s how it’s always been for these
[SHOEGAZE] Michael Yun was ready to call it a no-show. A
few winters ago, the guitarist sat in his house in St. Johns, listening
to the downpour outside and waiting for the singer who so impressed
I can’t remember why I skipped my 10-year high-school
reunion. I have no qualms about catching up with people I never liked in
the first place. My problem was seeing the people I did like awkwar
Cooper was born a barge-loader’s daughter. Now she’s sharing a stage with rock royalty.
If Nichole Lynn Cooper runs into Robert Plant backstage at
the Waterfront Blues Festival, she has one hell of an icebreaker. Just
before leaving Portland to attempt making it in Nashville, the
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
For its first four years, Backspace was just a tiny Old
Town coffee shop frequented primarily by Internet gamers. Then, in
November 2007, the Thermals asked to play a free show there. We asked