Art-damaged soul with an appetite for destruction.
Carlos Hernandez takes pleasure in harming the things he
cherishes most. In his band, Ava Luna, the Brooklyn-based musician
defaces the classic soul music he grew up on, stabbing it with dissonant
Frontier folk-rock born in the Oregon woods gets wild in Portland.
Alsea is a woodsy outpost roughly halfway
between Corvallis and the Oregon Coast. It’s the kind of place that’s
colored with every shade of green and brown, a logging target and
Father-son bonding over the 2014 Portland Jazz Festival.
My first clear musical memory is walking into my dad’s
wood shop and hearing the opening bars of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”
on his dust-caked boom box. It certainly wasn’t the first t
[MORTAL FOLK] In addition to his
tremendous songwriting prowess, Mark Kozelek’s interest in fascinating
subject matter has earned him a huge cult following. Since forming Sun Kil Moon
Why it’s time for the indie-rock giants to break up—again.
Frank Black doesn’t care about the Pixies.
He made that clear 20
years ago, when he famously broke up the band via fax, and he
reiterated how few fucks he gives this past fall. Bassist Kim Dea
Quilt’s heady psych-folk is knit from earth grids, choirs and 40-oz. beers.
A sort of paranormal propulsion nudges each harmony Quilt
imbues its music with—equal parts certainty and unknowing, reticence and
confidence. Melodies are all-encompassing, admitting just enoug
Who: Nori Lockhart (vocals, guitar), Ben Dorothy
(drums, vocals), Austin Trask (bass), Adria Ivanitsky (keyboards,
Sounds like: Walking around OMSI blitzed out of your mind w
[RETRO POP] Haim wasn’t the only group to get attention for its retro-pop sound last year. Lucius, a quintet from Brooklyn, turned heads with its debut LP, Wildewoman,
crafting 1960s-inspired tune
The Portland MC and new KBOO co-manager talks community radio and the war on hip-hop.
Earlier this month, following a year of internal tumult,
Portland radio station KBOO announced that longtime rapper and activist
Mic Crenshaw—along with Monica Beemer, former executive director
With Eyelids, two of Portland’s busiest musicians reclaim their youth.
In a booth at the back of Cup and Saucer Cafe on Northeast
Killingsworth Street, John Moen and Chris Slusarenko are reminiscing
about the good old days—specifically, the days when Slusarenko and