Dear Norah Jones,
You’ve never heard of
me, but you’ve had a profound impact on my life. My name is Nora Jones.
No “h.” I still remember that fateful day in sixth grade when a
[FUNK, ETC.] “It’s like we’re back from the dead,” Jeremy
Hadley says, eyes wide with excitement over his pint glass at Baby Doll
Pizza in Southeast Portland. Velella Velella, the resurrec
Born: 1977 in Manhattan.
Sounds like: Nina Simone as a white product of ’90s pop.
For fans of: Patti Smith, Tori Amos, Rufus Wainwright; music with equal parts brain, heart and fingers
[HAZE HOP] Do you smoke good? Lawz and G_Force, aka Green
Team, sure do, and they’d like to tell you about it. On the duo’s new
10-track “concept album,” Official, the MC/producers rhyme o
Day 21 of our 31-day ice cream crawl, we sent intern Nora Eileen Jones down to the oft neglected neighborhood of Woodstock.
Cloud City Ice Cream 4525 SE Woodstock Blvd., 719-4603, facebook.com/shoppdx.Price per scoop: $3 Most popular flavor: Stumptown The person in front of me: My friend ...
From its outset, “October” is all about motion. Cut from the Helio Sequence’s upcoming album Negotiations, the song is heavy and complex yet glides along smoothly, blurring the surrounding terrain like a passenger train. Brandon Summers’ reedy tenor is in top form, and overall the track is so epically big that it is almost impossible to believe that the Helio Sequence is made up o...
Formed: 1996 in New York City.
Sounds like: Malcolm X joining A Tribe Called Quest and getting guest production from RZA.
For fans of: A Tribe Called Quest, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Wu-Tang
With the regular rhythm of a ticking clock and the emotional ambiguity endemic to inward reflection, Sara Jackson-Holman walks listeners through her own memory in “For Albert,” and it’s a place full of twists, turns, and demons. Though Jackson Holman intended her second album, Cardiology, to be reflective of her own personal journey, “For Albert” strikes a chord that resonates de...
On a recent bass-heavy Thursday night at The Crown Room (205 NW 4th Ave., thecrownroom.net),
I was able to mingle freely and bro out with a diverse collection of
enthusiastic partygoers—most of