Beach pop from the Oregon Coast gets its groove from relationships gone bad.
Like so many indie-rock bands, Holiday Friends started in
college. Founding members Scott Fagerland and Jesse Wityczak began
writing songs together in 2008 while students at the University of
A review of Bag & Baggage's production of Arthur Miller's classic play.
It’s Saturday night at Hillsboro’s Venetian Theatre, and it’s hard to say whether it’s the plunging darkness or the sound of crickets—or just the imminent potential for witch burnings—that’s upping the creep factor in the room. As the audience sits in silence, voices slowly start to chatter, at first whispering, then hissing and singing names in a repetitive, foreboding chant. These ...
[ORCHESTRAL DREAMSCAPES] You’ve heard the saying, “A
smooth sea never made for a skilled sailor,” right? This phrase doesn’t
seem to apply to the guys of Musée Mécanique, who, on their
[GARAGE POP] Power-pop quartet the Zags might sing about
the ’80s on their debut EP, but they are a band clearly indebted to the
’60s. Heavy on three-part harmonies, cute keyboard hooks, rol
Started from Eugene, now heading beyond the stars.
When asking a band to describe its sound,
you don’t expect to hear the word “asteroid.” But for the Portland
five-piece Rare Monk, that single descriptor says a lot. Evolving from
[THROWBACK POP] After more than a decade together, Blue
Skies for Black Hearts is nothing if not consistent. The band’s newest
effort follows closely in the footsteps of its last full-length,
Comedy and Variety
Comedian Kyle Mizono wants to dance with
you. And she wants to do it in the dim, clown art-filled environs of
Funhouse Lounge, with the looming threat of being drenched in booze by
If you don’t
like screaming, dancing, ugly wigs, Destiny’s Child, (fake) vomiting,
audience participation or poking fun at the world’s most famous
playwright, The Complete Works of William
Critic's Grade: B+ “I believe we have a choice in this world about how to tell sad stories,” says Hazel Grace Lancaster at the beginning of the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars. For author John Green—who wrote the book of the same title—he approaches sad stories with wisdom, wit and a heartbreaking blow that, foreseen or not, leaves an emotional impact. This fil...
Liz Vice battles stage fright to bring a message of hope to a secular city.
Hope is a common theme when speaking with Liz Vice about her debut album, There’s a Light.
Rich with throwback R&B influences, the album features 10 tracks of
Vice’s dynamic, soulful vocal