Portland’s hottest dance band is just getting warmed up.
[NEW DISCO] For a band that has released only one 12-inch single, the sizzling Oh...You Bad EP, Ancient Heat does not lack fans in its hometown of Portland.
“I can’t really say
how it ha
Portland’s only female hip-hop duo returns—but don’t call it a comeback.
[TIMELESS HIP-HOP] To hear Toni Hill and
Sabrina “Syndel” Britt, of singer-rapper duo Siren’s Echo, discuss their
artistic relationship, you’d think they were twins separated at birth.
Indie rock inspired by late nights, early mornings and the cold, gray Northwest (and a little Phil Spector, too).
[BLEARY-EYED ROCK] It’s 5 am on election night, and Ryan
Barber is just getting home from his job as sound guy at Kelly’s
Olympian. The presidential race was called hours ago, and the Pony
Music StoriesBorn: In 1959 in Los Angeles.
Sounds like: Fluttery, jangly pop that sounds great coming out of a transistor radio.
For fans of: Big Star, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann.
Latest release:Someday, Hoffs’ third solo
album, showcases her ageless voice and heartfelt lyrical explorations of
love, heartbreak and growing old gracefully. More
Thrill Jockey Records founder Bettina Richards talks 20 years of music without borders.
Twenty years ago, Bettina Richards lived
in a cramped fourth-floor walk-up in a particularly heroin-infested
section of pre-Giuliani Manhattan. Out of that apartment, Richards, a
Formed: In London in 1981.
Sounds like: The quick rush of a DMT hit expanded to sometimes-epic lengths.
For fans of: Throbbing Gristle, Coil, 808 State, Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs, Timo
[BUDDY ROCK] Japandroids had the breakup talk. After three
rough years booking their own little shows in Vancouver, B.C., the
exuberant power duo was planning to call it quits, self-releasing its
Edna Vazquez’s life in music began with a crush. When she
was 13 years old, a boy in her tiny hometown of Tonila, in central
Mexico, attempted to win her affections by giving her a guitar. Growi
Born: In Atlanta in 1972.
Sounds like: The “sad girl” of teen films (see: Empire Records) if she expressed her angst less through black lipstick than by writing heartrendingly vulnerable mu