[OFF-KILTER PUNK] Looks can be deceiving,
and the members of Nasalrod are some deceptive motherfuckers. Gathered
together in the fastidiously beige North Portland living room of bassist
Born: In 1942 in Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Sounds like: Pop music filtered through classical training and imbued with a confrontational spirit.
For fans of: Patti Smith, David Bowie, Bri
In 1992, four L.A. misfits snuck in
through the backdoor of hip-hop history. As the media’s attention
focused on rap’s cop killers and mean-mugging gangsters, the
Pharcyde—Imani, Bootie Br
Born: In Prestatyn, Wales, in 1957.
Formed: In 1986 in London.
Sounds like: Beatlesque melodies and gentle-Jagger vocals mixed with Neil Young-aspiring lyrics and Prince-ly production touches.
Paving an expressway to your skull, straight through old, loud Portland.
[PSYCHEDELIC GARAGE] Justin Fowler, singer-guitarist for
psych-garage conjurers Wooden Indian Burial Ground, has been around
Portland long enough to remember what the city used to be like.
Dethklok is not a band to be fucked
with. The quintet ranks as the world’s seventh-largest economy, and
almost single-handedly keeps the distilling industry afloat. Its
concerts are so riotous
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