A conversation with guitarist, vandweller and temporary Earth person Sam Zurick.
Imagine being in an emo band in the Midwest circa 1998.
This was a time before iTunes, before MySpace, before Napster, even. If
you had any aspirations to graduate from the local basement scene to
I get booted from a beach town by the cops and give deep thought to the van plan.
Is this what a tsunami feels like? That’s
what I thought as I awoke to find my home violently rocking back and
forth. I cursed myself for not paying attention to the tsunami
evacuation route s
A crummy 12 hours spent in front of some phony’s house.
Movie Reviews & Stories
Around my fourth hour of staring at a nondescript ranch
house in the foothills of Mount Tabor, my mind begins to wander. My
laptop picks up an errant Wi-Fi signal from one of the neighborhood’s
How Portland’s hardest-working stoners created one of the country’s best tape labels.
Gnarnia isn’t hard to find. Just head south on Southeast
11th Avenue, until the smell of grease radiating from the Burgerville on
Hawthorne Boulevard gives way to bong smoke. It’s home to a un
The trend of bands performing seminal albums live in their
entirety is a double-edged phenomenon. On one hand, it kills the
thrilling unpredictability of the set list, and forces audiences to sit
Crawling out from the wreckage of a devastating bus crash, a metal behemoth returns, better than ever.
Last year was poised to be a banner one for Baroness. With its double-album, Yellow & Green,
the band imported prog-metal touchstones—lengthy instrumental breaks,
ambient squalls of harmonic
Food Reviews & Stories
If you’re not from the Midwest, you might
wonder why anyone would keep a sandwich shop open until 3 am. But
drunken college kids without much to do require massive sandwiches to
soak up the bo
One man’s quest for the best exotic meat in Portland.
Food Reviews & Stories
It all started on a Friday night at Mall 205. I found
myself at Falco’s Pub, a tiny bar with a giant vinyl sign advertising
$1.50 PBR and a $5 steak special. Steak? At a dive across from a mall?
10 people who are living in the city without homes.
It’s been an eventful month for Portland’s homeless.
On July 15, an
employee of the Portland Outdoor Store downtown was attacked by a young
male who was described by police as a “street ki