How culture shock created Portland’s busiest musician.
When David “Papi” Fimbres’ mother was pregnant with him,
she knew her child was special. A shaman told her so. She already had
two children, but this one, she was told, would be born with pr
The buzzing New York garage band doesn’t mince words, or chords.
[GARAGE POP] Speaking with Andrew Savage is similar to
listening to Parquet Courts, the New York-based band he fronts. Just as
he does throughout the group’s debut album, Light Up Gold, the
Years active: 1990-95, 1997-99, 2012-present
Sounds like: Hardcore at the dawn of the alternative era, when the production got bigger, the riffs beefier and the melodies hookier.
Original members: A
In 2011, Cadence—one of the premier magazines in
the country covering jazz and other improvised music—found itself at a
deadly confluence of two rapidly drying streams: print journalism and
Dropping Gems gives electronic music a human pulse.
When Aaron Meola moved to Portland in
2009, electronic music in America was still the province of
chin-scratching Anglophiles and molly-whopped rave kids. Dubstep’s
infernal wub had not yet in
A former Sun City Girl gets in touch with his inner demons.
[GENRELESS GUITARIST] Any list of the
best guitarists of the last three decades will probably not include Sir
Richard Bishop. Long-haired teens do not headbang in front of a poster
Born: In 1976 in Eugene.
Sounds like: An extremely gifted beatmaker who has a love/hate relationship with his drum machine.
For fans of: Cut Chemist, DJ Shadow, Elliott Smith.
Ain’t no sunshine in this songwriter’s doom-y folk.
[GOTHIC FOLK] It’s raining in Los Angeles, but Chelsea
Wolfe doesn’t mind. “I kind of hate how it’s always sunny here,” says
the lanky, darkly eyelined singer-songwriter, sitting in a co
For prolific experimentalist Pete Swanson, there’s no such thing as a vacation.
Sitting down for coffee in the Ace Hotel lobby, Pete
Swanson is quite a sight. He flew back to Portland the day before,
returning home from New York, where the prolific experimental musician
An EDM lifer talks the past, present and future of electronic music.
[ELECTRONIC] In the past 20 years, there have been at
least three upswings in the popularity of electronic music: the
rave/ecstasy period of the early ’90s; the big-beat and trip-hop