Not every young person comes to Portland to retire. Some start record labels.
The founder of SoHiTek Records, 30-year-old Erik Carlson,
lives the quintessential Portland dream. Aside from owning and operating
his own homegrown record label, he also curates the SoHiTek visua
10 years ago, a car crash wiped out Portland’s biggest punk band. Finally, the sole survivor tells all.
The Exploding Hearts are the biggest “what if” in the history of Portland music.
Ten years ago next week, the band released its first and only album, Guitar Romantic,
a record brimming with sh
How losing his sight helped Matt Drenik find his voice.
[BASEMENT MIXTAPE] In the fall of 2009, Matt Drenik, then
the frontman for Austin-based band Lions, was about to head to the
United Kingdom for the biggest tour of his career. Two weeks before
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
MusicThe Parson Red Heads Yearling(Deluxe Version) Second Motion Records [HARMONIOUS COUNTRY-POP] Re-releasing an album less than two years after the original seems premature. But according to the Parson Red Heads—the gleeful and partially redheaded Portland-based quartet—its new 17-track deluxe ver...
[BLUES ROCK] Portland’s Tango Alpha Tango is best
experienced amid a crowded room of sweaty guitar junkies. Logically,
then, a well-mixed live album is the next greatest thing. Captured last
[EXPERIMENTAL POP] Lane Barrington’s last album was full of questions. Literally. It’s called Pop Quiz,
and every track title ends in a question mark. The frontman of the
Ocean Floor, which st
Food & DrinkWW's 2012 Restaurant Guide is out today—as always, it is a beautiful full-color magazine full of food porn and excellent advice. And it's free. You really should pick up a copy. But we also wanted to offer a little something extra for our readers on the information superhighway, so we sent multimedia jou...More
[FOLK ROCK] Forget the quiet, rainy-day Weinland of
yesteryear. Within the first few measures of opening track “Bones
Cracking In,” the Portland band’s fourth album, Los Processaur,