Ryan White is the former music editor of The Oregonian.
Titus Andronicus (9:30 pm Friday, Crystal Ballroom)In an alternate reality, Portlandia stars New
Jersey’s Titus Andronicus, and the show’
Navigating MusicfestNW can leave even lifelong Portlanders looking like common tourists, standing dazed on a street corner, trying to figure out which direction to head. Every night is a treacherous journey in which one bad decision can ruin the entire evening. Don't worry, though: WW is here to help. Plotting the perfect schedule can be overwhelming, but it's not impossible. Each nig...
[HIP-HOP] There’s another side to
hip-hop’s coin, and Antwon is making himself a contender to be its face.
Dropping raw, DIY mixtapes like March’s In Dark Denim from hi
[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...