[MUTANT DISCO] Emerging in the late ’90s
from Sacramento of all places, and playing music rooted equally in the
jagged funk of post-punk and the rubbery rhythms of actual f
[JOY POP] Portland’s AgesandAges made an imprint in 2011 with its cheerful, quirky and harmony-filled debut, Alright You Restless.
Combining infectious vocals with catchy
[POST-ROCK] A duo making instrumental
music out of nothing but drums, vibraphone and ephemeral noise isn’t
taking any shortcuts to success, but vibes player Jose
Never have a hit song.As long as you never have a hit, you can’t be considered has-beens. We consider ourselves never-had-beens.
Stay away from weasel dust.You’ve no doubt heard of bands having t
So much music. So little page space. Here are some shows we missed this week.
Wednesday, July 31Hovercraft Records Showcase: Hornet Leg, Charts, Cafeteria Dance Fever [LABEL PARTY] Portland punk label Hovercraft shows off two of its latest acquisitions, groovy garage-dwellers Hornet Leg and garage-y beach-dwellers Charts, along with drunken prom band and longtime label associates Cafeteria Dance Fever, who are kicking off a national tour. Club 21, 20...More
So much music. So little page space. Here are a few shows we missed in print.
Wednesday, July 24Yak Attack, World’s Finest[ELECTRO-FUSED JAM] Goodfoot regulars Yak Attack are fresh-squeezed, organic electro of the best varietal. Rowan Cobb, Dave Dernovesk and Devin Weston pull together loops, samples and jams in a live experimental smorgasbord of smooth, danceable sound. Improvisations make every show unique, so catching two of their sets within a coup...
For its first four years, Backspace was just a tiny Old
Town coffee shop frequented primarily by Internet gamers. Then, in
November 2007, the Thermals asked to play a free show there. We asked
So much music. So little page space. Here are some shows we missed in this week's print edition.
Wednesday, June 19Luciano, Ikronik [REGGAE] The Jamaican singer praises Jah with uniquely infectious joy. Hawthorne Theater, 1507 SE 39th Ave., 233-7100. 8 pm. $20 advance, $25 day of show. Mattress, XDS, Swahili, Grapefruit [BAD SEED] Portland's synth-soul-sermonizer's got a new tape called Fuck the Future, which is appropriate, since fuckin...