How losing his sight helped Matt Drenik find his voice.
[BASEMENT MIXTAPE] In the fall of 2009, Matt Drenik, then
the frontman for Austin-based band Lions, was about to head to the
United Kingdom for the biggest tour of his career. Two weeks before
At Tom McCall Waterfront Park during an Iraq War protest, March 20, 2003.
“The band was put together for a party on March 4, 2003.
On March 20, we joined the anti-Iraq War protest, figuring that we just
learned these seven songs, and since we called ourselves a ‘mar
Typhoon’s in-house producer readies his masterpiece.
The past year of Paul Laxer’s life is coming down to four plinking piano notes.
It’s a chilly
Thursday afternoon, and the 28-year-old producer is in his Northeast
Portland mixing studi
Her performance of “Spell” that night, during which this photo was taken, appeared on the 2002 compilation Land. Photographer Jeff Bizzell recalls what happened after the show:
“[Patti Smith] c
[INDIE A GO-GO] Much as one shouldn’t
judge an album by its cover—least of all debut collections from mostly
instrumental troupes born to flood dance floors— the chicly retro
A weed-scented, hip-hop crime drama, with an ’80s sound and a ’90s soul.
A suburban upbringing leaves
lasting and vivid impressions that rival those produced by even the
dankest of joints. Matthew Gonzales can testify. The Portland producer,
known as both Lawz Spoken
Formed: In 1969 in San Mateo, Calif.
Sounds like: The history of popular music and
modern art as viewed through a funhouse mirror, with aspects coming into
focus then warping out of proportion.&n
Eight Portland music video directors you need to know.
Twenty years ago, it used to be that only Axl Rose and
Michael Jackson could afford to make music videos that looked like
glorified short films. Now, with the advent of the Internet and
How to blog Portland hip-hop and occasionally alienate people.
A lot of people have heard of 25-year-old Portlander Kenny Fresh. Most don’t know why.
The New Jersey
transplant, creator of music blog FRSH SLCTS, has become a significant
fixture in the Nort
[PATTON POP] Kristen Mystirie Calderon, a club hostess and makeup artist from Los Angeles, does not like Tomahawk’s new single.
your music made me wet—juicy even!” she wro