[BRINGING HEAVY BACK] Metal and other forms of heavy rock
haven’t had this good a year since the 1991 heyday of Metallica’s black
album and Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion I and II.
Formed: In 1939 in Talladega, Ala.
Sounds like: The wind on a warm summer’s night in the rural deep South, circa 1940-something.
For fans of: Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Blind Willie Johnson, Mahalia
The underground icon talks band fights, blood and Henry Rollins.
When a band chooses to reproduce one of
its albums live in its entirety, usually it selects either the
universally regarded masterpiece or a record representing a significant
milestone in the gr
Formed: 1992 in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sounds like: The soundtrack to a GoGurt commercial.
For fans of: Less Than Jake, Save Ferris, Buck-O-Nine, Goldfinger.
Latest release: 2010 greatest-h
The Death Cabbie talks Bowie, Twitter and mushy music.
It’s kind of amazing what Death Cab for Cutie—a band often
dismissed as kids’ stuff or the mushy embodiment of all things
“emo”—gets away with. This year’s Codes and Keys is an ambit
[HOLIDAY PSYCH ROCK] In the 17 years
since the Dandy Warhols first recorded their weirdly definitive
rendition of “Little Drummer Boy,” the Portland icons—our most
Portland’s premier soul night hits the five-year mark. Its star DJ hits us with some singles.
[SOUL ON WAX] Growing up in a predominantly black area of
Memphis, Tenn., Casey Minatrea was born with soul music practically
coded into her DNA. Needless to say, moving to Portland in 2003 was a
Jeffrey Lewis toured the Far East this past summer. His brother Jack took notes.
This summer, acclaimed New York City
singer-songwriter/comic artist Jeffrey Lewis toured China for 10 days.
Portland’s own Lewis, Jack—a singer-songwriter in his own right who
AU comes back from the land of the lost lighter but not lite-r.
[ART-ROCK REVIVAL] Buttoned up in a wool-lined jacket and
working his way through a massive pork chop at Podnah’s Pit on Northeast
Killingsworth Street, Luke Wyland exudes a mixture of relief an