[POST-ROCK] When Volcano Choir released Unmap in 2009, few knew what to expect from America’s newly minted sad-guy laureate. Upon releasing For Emma, Forever Ago,
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon employ
A rising St. Johns MC reflects on life during wartime—aka growing up in North Portland.
Asked about growing up black in the whitest major city in
the country, Glenn Waco blurts out Portland demographic figures so
reflexively it’s as if he’s reciting his home address.
Don’t let Phil Anselmo’s reputation scare you: He’s really just a big nerd.
“I think I have a mental problem because I cannot stop
listening to Portal, for God’s sake,” says Phil Anselmo, over the phone
from the headquarters of his Austin, Texas, record label, House
Who: June Kang (vocals, guitar), Thuy-Duong Le (vocals, synthesizer), Ryan Simon (guitar).
Sounds like: What My Bloody Valentine is hiding under all those layers of fuzz.
For fans of: Slowdive, Gala
Portland: Where spaced-out psych-rockers go to retire.
Moving to Portland made Wooden Shjips drummer Omar
Ahsanuddin feel like a kid again. It’s made him live like one, anyway.
“I have a drum set in my basement for the first time since I lived at
Portland is finally a metal hotbed. Here are the heavy hitters stoking the flames in 2014.
Once the capital of cardigans and the bastion of
birth-control glasses, Portland is now a metal mecca. Last year was the
biggest yet for loud and heavy local exports: Gateway metal band Red
Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood heads northwest for the winter.
Last year, Patterson Hood—Alabama-born, Athens,
Ga.-dwelling rock-’n’-roll songwriter and de facto leader of the
celebrated Drive-By Truckers—brought his wife along on a Portland visit
Entomology and music aren’t exactly natural bedfellows.
For Lisa Schonberg, a drummer and insect enthusiast, that was a
problem. Either her research projects were being interrupted by her
Portland and its hip-hop scene have not always gotten
along. Over the years, local rappers have faced scrutiny from a number
of sources, who aren’t always eager to support music that paints thei
The band that made Fred and Toody Cole Portland punk legends rises again—if just for one night.
Who’s going to tell Fred and Toody Cole they can’t smoke in here?
No one at Mississippi
Studios, certainly. Upstairs in the North Portland music venue’s green
room, the punk-rock power cou