In Portland, every day is Record Store Day. This is a guide to all of them.
3636 N Mississippi Ave., wearebeaconsound.com.
Noon-7 pm daily.
With its clean, minimalist design, Beacon Sound has the
air of an art gallery, which might als
The highlights of this year’s Soul’d Out Music Festival.
Robert Glasper Experiment
Exhibit A in the case for jazz’s
survival, pianist Robert Glasper’s fluid combinations of jazz, R&B
and hip-hop sound as organically related as these not-so-di
[EVERY BEAT IN ITS RIGHT PLACE] Drummer Philip Selway might be the least well-known member of Radiohead. For years, glossy features by the likes of Spin and Rolling Stone
lauded the band’s democra
Who: Shane Wright (production, vocals).
Sounds like: Someone bought those murderous demon children from David Cronenberg’s The Brood a bunch of synthesizers and loop pedals and introduced them to
The Replacements played a lot of terrible shows. The only one it apologized for happened in Portland.
About the time the couch crash-landed on Southeast Ash
Street, it became clear this was a Replacements show that would live in
always brought out the worst in the Replacemen
Why No Fences is the best album of the early ’90s.
Garth Brooks has a reputation for going
over the top. And if you have tickets to see one of his five sold-out
shows at the Moda Center next week, surely you expect smoke machines, a
drum kit s
In 2001, the Glaswegian indie-pop group
Belle and Sebastian went on a brief tour of the West Coast. It was the
band’s first official trip to the States. At that time, B&S was
[SOMEBODY THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW] New Zealand singer Kimbra was
just a blip on the international pop radar until she appeared on Gotye’s
chart-smashing megahit “Somebody That I Used to Know” i
Twerps are a tiny band building a big buzz singing about small issues.
When Australian indie-rock band Twerps
set out to make their second album, the group hit the studio dogged by
multiple uncertainties: new members, new songs and no record label. But
[HIP-HOP ALIEN] Every few years, a rapper comes along who doesn’t just
change popular culture but changes the way we hear the human voice. If
Lil Wayne really is a Martian, as he claims on “Ph