Indie rock’s punk past, thawed out in the present.
[INDIE RAUCOUS] Charles Waring doesn’t appreciate the
suggestion that his band, Milk Music, is living in the past. He’ll admit
the group is big on honoring its heroes—which, from the sound o
[KEYBOARD EXPRESSIONISM] Thollem McDonas is quite
literally a man without a home. The 46-year-old keyboard master has been
circumnavigating the world on a journey of musical exploration for
“This is a picture from the end of our first-ever West
Coast tour. We were so excited for this one. We had played absolutely
empty venues in California prior to this. We drove from San
Morrissey is dead.
literally, of course. In terms of media exposure, the great and powerful
Moz is more alive right now than he’s been in years, what with the
recent stunts he’s pulled
The “post-national bass dance party,” founded by
Anjali, E3 and the Incredible Kid in 2003, started at Holocene just a
few months after the club opened, and over the years has introduced a
An electronic music festival mainstay escapes the stigma of jam.
[DOWNTEMPO] Doug Appling, known in electronic music
circles as Emancipator, has just been on what he calls a “little
adventure.” He’s currently in Costa Rica, where he performed at the
[EXPERIMENTAL MUSICAL THEATER] Holland Andrews stands just
beyond the fray of the final gathering site at last year’s Portland May
Day protests, in a video for local music-media website Into the
In a secular city, Kutless worships in the open—to the tune of 3 million records sold.
Chances are, you’ve never heard of Kutless.
That’s an odd
statement to make about a band that, since forming in 1999, has sold
more than 3.5 million albums. But Kutless might just be P
How losing his sight helped Matt Drenik find his voice.
[BASEMENT MIXTAPE] In the fall of 2009, Matt Drenik, then
the frontman for Austin-based band Lions, was about to head to the
United Kingdom for the biggest tour of his career. Two weeks before
At Tom McCall Waterfront Park during an Iraq War protest, March 20, 2003.
“The band was put together for a party on March 4, 2003.
On March 20, we joined the anti-Iraq War protest, figuring that we just
learned these seven songs, and since we called ourselves a ‘mar