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Hosannas Unveils Free EP, Thug Life Nicole


Where have you been, Hosannas? Likely toiling around in the existential realm that is experimental pop...you know, experimenting. Once a four-piece known as Church, the remaining duo of brothers Brandon and Richard Laws has been remained out of the limelight in 2011 (with the exception of an appearance in a video for Into the Woods Kickstarter campaign earlier this year). And then BAM! Hosannas re...   More
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by KEVIN DAVIS

Oh, No! It’s Devo

Which is weirder? Devo or Portland?

Devo has been popular since the ’80s. | Portland has been popular since 2001. Devo has punk-rock roots. | Portland has rootless street punks. Devo’s coolest offshoot is the Wipeouters. | Portlan   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 KEVIN DAVIS

Who is Jerome Kersey? (Hint: We Don't Mean the Basketball Player.)

Discerning Portland fans may have noticed that Zack Osterlund—better known as the primary force behind local electronic act Breakfast Mountain—wasn't performing much in the latter half 2010. Once highly active in the Portland scene, Breakfast Mountain was off the map for close t...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by KEVIN DAVIS

Starfucker, "Bury Us Alive," Reptilians (Polyvinyl)

Today, Starfucker's new label, Polyvinyl Records, announced that you can start pre-ordering the band's forthcoming full-length (titled Reptilians)—and get an immediate MP3 download of the entire album when you do. Fans will know that this release has been a long time coming, ...   More
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 by KEVIN DAVIS

Keeping Portland Awkward

Bar Reviews
For years, the Egyptian Room enjoyed consistent patronage from Portland’s lesbian community. But as is the case for any business catering to a single demographic, times are tough. Thus, under th ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 KEVIN DAVIS

Radiation City, "Summer Is Not, Act I," Self-titled EP (Apes Tapes)

With the end of the year quickly approaching, print publications and blogs are scurrying to finish up their "Best Of" lists. Looking back, it seems each of the past few years have generally been defined by a few common threads, and 2010 is no exception. This year we've seen the rise of sev...   More
Monday, December 20, 2010 by KEVIN DAVIS

Video: The Memories, “Softly”

 Gnar Tapes labelmates BOOM! and White Fang have long been friends, but recently the two Portland groups have been collaborating on a new, poppier project called the Memories. The supergroup recently put out a debut music video titled “Softly.” While this new spawning is actuall...   More
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by KEVIN DAVIS

Video: The Memories, "Softly"

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by KEVIN DAVIS
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