The casual virtuosity of Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner.
As a child, Stephen Bruner had two favorite toys: a
plastic ThunderCats sword and a bass guitar. That’s how intertwined the
27-year-old musician, who records spaced-out R&B under the name
Dear 12-year-old Matt,
Hey, man. What’re you up to? Let me guess: gearing up for some Monday Night Raw
by listening to those tapes you bought with your birthday money. What’s
Music StoriesFrom his early, electronic-infused New Wave hits to his
current position as music director of TED—and encompassing his
development of audio software used for ringtones—Thomas Dolby has always
represented the vanguard of music and technology.More
How to grow a punk band: play basements, record with Steve Albini, impress Garbage.
If there were a “right way” to make it as a punk band,
Screaming Females would be a prime example. Being from New Brunswick,
N.J.—a bona fide Mesopotamia of the East Coast DIY scene—cert
Years ago, Ural Thomas rejected the cruelty of the music industry. But the Pain brought him back.
Ural Thomas has lots of stories. He’s been around the
block, you might say, even though he’s lived in the same North Portland
house—which he claims to have rebuilt himself, using all recycle
Dear 13-Year-Old Marty,
How’s it going? I’m Martin—which will
become your name at 17—and I’m here to talk to you about Green Day, the
band you’re going to see on Sept. 10, 1994, three
Spacious psychedelic prog rock born in Alaska, made in Portland.
First impressions are huge, especially in
music. It’s no wonder, then, that Animal Eyes bears a certain
resemblance to another beloved Portland band, discovered during its
[CHAIN HANG LOW] This has not been the greatest year for hip-hop. So
many big-event albums have either failed to innovate (Drake’s #everythingwasthesame, er, Nothing Was the Same) or were elaborat
The Hackney brothers tried to bury their old band. It wouldn’t stay dead.
Up in Bobby Hackney’s attic, sealed in a white cardboard
box, lay a secret. A secret he and his brother, Dannis Hackney, kept
hidden from their closest family and friends for over 30 years.
Dear 13-Year-Old Pete,
Hey there. Your future self here, writing from the year
2013. Before I cut to the chase, I’d like to congratulate you on making
it through the summer of 1997 without obta