The wild life and wildlife of Portland’s most extreme visual artist.
Illustrator Halsey Swain speaks in a matter-of-fact,
almost backwoods drawl. Though she has called Portland home for five
years, she was born in Marblehead, Mass., not far from the other Salem.&nb
A lot of people know where Aaron Colter and Louie Herr
live. It’s a nondescript white house in a Southeast Portland
neighborhood they would rather not have publicized, even though, at this
Born: In Vallejo, Calif., in 1967.
Sounds like: A sugar-tongued gangster with a flair for the dramatic.
For fans of: Too Short, Rappin’ 4-Tay, Spice 1, 3x Krazy.
Latest release: History: Function
After 15 years on the Midwestern college circuit, Ohio’s consummate bar-rock band arrives in Oregon.
[COLLEGE ROCK] If you attended college anywhere between
Buffalo and Chicago in the last decade, you need no introduction to Red
when Tupac was still alive and Bob Dole wa
How culture shock created Portland’s busiest musician.
When David “Papi” Fimbres’ mother was pregnant with him,
she knew her child was special. A shaman told her so. She already had
two children, but this one, she was told, would be born with pr
The buzzing New York garage band doesn’t mince words, or chords.
[GARAGE POP] Speaking with Andrew Savage is similar to
listening to Parquet Courts, the New York-based band he fronts. Just as
he does throughout the group’s debut album, Light Up Gold, the
Years active: 1990-95, 1997-99, 2012-present
Sounds like: Hardcore at the dawn of the alternative era, when the production got bigger, the riffs beefier and the melodies hookier.
Original members: A
In 2011, Cadence—one of the premier magazines in
the country covering jazz and other improvised music—found itself at a
deadly confluence of two rapidly drying streams: print journalism and
Dropping Gems gives electronic music a human pulse.
When Aaron Meola moved to Portland in
2009, electronic music in America was still the province of
chin-scratching Anglophiles and molly-whopped rave kids. Dubstep’s
infernal wub had not yet in