Who’s playing Warped Tour? Beats us. So we went to the mall to find out.
Nothing makes a 30-year-old music writer feel like a
decrepit, out-of-touch sack of dust more than scanning a Warped Tour
lineup. The hordes of pierced, tatted and asymmetrically coiffed
Portland music-scene fixture Joe Haege returns this
week to premiere new 31Knots songs—which his own bandmate, Jay
Winebrenner, will be hearing for the first time and giving commentary on
For a rootless roots musician, words are very unnecessary.
Somewhere on Marisa Anderson’s résumé is
the phrase, “Once portrayed the ass-end of a jaguar.” It was the
mid-1990s, a few years after the Northern California-born guitarist
Thirty years on, Kiwi cult legends the Bats are a ghost of themselves—and they’ve never sounded better.
When New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records first came to the
attention of the international music scene in the 1980s, it was hard to
believe such a wealth of talent could exist on one tiny island nat
Jeff Hylton Simmons can see the finish
line. Seven years ago, the 37-year-old Midwest transplant, sound
engineer and broadcaster hatched the idea for a free-form,
Portland-inspired terrestrial r
[FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s
Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone
Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca
The conflict: Two members of hip-hop’s greatest
dynasty, the Wu-Tang Clan, are coming to Portland, vying for your
hard-earned dolla, dolla bills, y’all, on two successive nights. Times
The Korean pop machine is going global. But what exactly is it?
When “Gangnam Style” seized the world in its cartoon-neon
clutches via YouTube last year, it seemed like something uploaded from
another planet. In fact, it originated from the South Korean po
How does a veteran dance band get out of a lull? Easy: Dance harder.
[!!!DANCE¡¡¡] When !!! first undulated out of Northern
California in the late 1990s, the underground hadn’t yet gotten its
groove back. Disco was still a dirty word, the phrase “four on the
Portland’s music scene has changed a lot in the last 10
years. Venues once at the center of the local music circuit, like the
Meow Meow and the Blackbird, have faded into memory, taking innumera