In 1983, a magical shithole opened on Northwest 6th Avenue
in Old Town. In the 27 years that followed, Satyricon grew into
Portland’s CBGB, an epicenter for freaks and art-damaged weirdos of a
A brief guide to finding Elliott Smith in Portland.
Southeast 29th Avenue and Taylor StreetThe home where Smith recorded Roman Candle.
According to his then-girlfriend, J.J. Gonson, she returned years later
and knocked on the door to find the Shins
Fame sneaked up on EDM pioneer RP Boo, but success doesn’t scare him.
The next time you’re at Lowe’s, take a look at the person
in the back unloading drywall. That guy could spend his off-hours as a
It’s true of RP Boo.
He is the founder o
If you know Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa, then you know Houston’s Geto Boys.
Originators of the soulful Dirty South sound, the trio’s influence on
hip-hop spans generations, with samples o
A story of bearded Cupids, Christmas lights and Portland’s favorite songwriter.
Hazel didn’t care about being famous. It only wanted to be legendary.
Which helps explain the Christmas
lights. The power-pop foursome, led by singer-songwriter Pete Krebs,
played its first s
Formed: 1981 in London.
Sounds like: That stinging kick of reality that creeps in as you’re trying to lose yourself on the dance floor.
For fans of: Erasure, Goldfrapp, Kylie Minogue.
[RETRO WEIRDO RAP] “Avant-rap” is the genre tag many music
journalists throw around when describing San Jose-based rapper Antwon’s
eclectic style. But he isn’t ahead or behind anyone in th
Meet Canada’s greatest music journalist. Seriously.
“Is this dude for real?”
That’s the common
reaction most people have upon seeing “guerrilla journalist” Nardwuar
the Human Serviette for the first time. It’s a fair question. Dressed
A conversation with guitarist, vandweller and temporary Earth person Sam Zurick.
Imagine being in an emo band in the Midwest circa 1998.
This was a time before iTunes, before MySpace, before Napster, even. If
you had any aspirations to graduate from the local basement scene to
As widely respected Portland-via-Seattle punk label
Dirtnap Records prepares to celebrate its 14th year, we asked founder
Ken Cheppaikode to reminisce about its first release, a 7-inch record