[DARKWAVE] If Vice Device has any musical vice, it’s
dissonance. The dark synth-pop group employs it as much as any Neue
Deutsche Welle-loving band should. The real energy on “Fractured
[RETRO ROCK] Everything you need to know about Street
Nights’ style is thrust in your ears within the first five seconds of
“Hong Kong,” the opener of the vinyl-only You Have My Word.
Julius Caesar screams from a tower,
asking who has just warned of the Ides of March. But instead of a man in
the general’s garb, as Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has been
performed for centuri
What the Festival is a three-day electronic festival that just wrapped up its second year. After blowing fans away with a well-orchestrated inaugural festival last year, WTF moved just outside Dufur, Ore., for a second year with high-profile artists and the high expectations that come with them. Friday The daytime pool party that kicked off the...
Wild women need to be tamed by their husbands. Whether or not Shakespeare wrote The Taming of the Shrew
as a prescription, his comedy holds this misogynistic thesis as proven
fact. In the 21st cen
Willamette Week's correspondent thinks the future has a long way to go.
It isn’t often one gets invited to participate in a revolution of the future, but that’s just what OMSI did. “Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation,” a car showcase at OMSI on Saturday, July 13, was our local science museum's way to allow the Big Three and their E...
Looking on the bright side, Portland knows how to support some of its local artists. The turnout for Natasha Kmeto's release show for her new LP Crisis was one of the most impressive crowds of the Closer Festival. Maybe it was just the comparatively intimate venue—Holocene is smaller than Refuge, where another crowded main event was hel...
The biggest night in Closer's three year history did not disappoint. Three rooms in Refuge, the main host of the festival for each of the three years, sought to appease the varying musical tastes of Portland's electronica lovers. Outside, and audible from blocks away, was the PDX Junglist stage, showcasing Portland's best in drum 'n' bass—if you're into that kind of thing.On the VIP Stage,
Kicking off an electronic music festival at a gay bar is fitting. Electronic music would still be twitching around on the floor to Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” if we lived in a fully hetero society. Thursday’s event at Crush Bar, a “straight-friendly” gay bar, was supposedly ...
John Tejada (Friday, Refuge)
The meticulous, melodic house master (pictured) is
bringing his all-hardware (read: MacBook-free) set to Portland for its
stateside debut. Eat your heart out, San Fra