Meet the man who made a Burnside bar the epicenter for Portland music.
Theo Craig is one of Portland’s biggest music fans.
In January 2012, the
chatty, affable 35-year-old became the sole talent buyer for the free
Sunday Sessions at Rontoms, which have since tran
In 2011, Ruban Nielson created Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It almost killed him.
Ruban Nielson thought he was going to die.
Not in the
metaphorical sense, either: In his first year touring with Unknown
Mortal Orchestra, his blog-approved psych-pop group, the 32-year-ol
Formed: 1993 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Ended Sept. 11, 2001, the day leader Ben Folds’ first serious solo record, Rockin’ the Suburbs,
came out. Re-formed a decade later to record a few songs. Folds,
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