For the past 28 years, the CandleLight Room has been one
of Portland’s most diverse and laid-back clubs. Though it sits on the
edge of the Portland State University campus, the club has long bee
What Austin food trucks have that Portland food carts don’t.
Food Cart Reviews
The Austin food-cart scene is not all steak, tacos and
steak tacos. In fact, on my visit to what’s often considered the
nation’s No. 2 food-cart town (Portland is tops, natch), I even found a
Well, my apologies for recycling an old Brandon Jennings cartoon (I mean, sheesh, it doesn't even look like the guy), but I'm just back from Texas and a little overwhelmed at work. Should be nice, then, to see my two favorite Blazers, Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace, take down the Bucks!Oh, wait. What's this? I'm looking at the roster and it seems that...yeah, it looks like both Gerald a...
Trinity Episcopal goes beyond the U2charist with a Radiohead liturgy.
In a sunlit, bookshelf-lined waiting room upstairs at
Northwest Portland’s Trinity Episcopal Church, the Rev. William Lupfer
talks casually across a coffee table about the Beatles, Carl Jung and
“Braveheart is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen in my life.”— James Graham of Scottish band Twilight Sad.
[ROCK] The Twilight Sad is extremely loud in concert. Andy
MacFarlane crafts intense walls of sound on the band’s records and
James Graham writes mysterious, haunting lyrics that touch on childh
Formed: 2005 in Montreal.
Sounds like: Munch’s Make Believe Band after a lengthy tour of Amsterdam.
For fans of: The Unicorns, Arcade Fire, The Beach Boys, Flaming Lips, Weezer.
Latest release: T
The way the folks at Pickathon do their booking is really kind of unique. Everyone involved brings music to regular get-togethers in co-founder Zale Schoenborn's basement and, over beers, they just sit around listening. The talk isn't about draw or demographics—though, obviously, the question "will folks like it?" comes up a lot—it's a...
Before you ask, no, I didn't wrangle Andrew W.K. into live-blogging tonight's Blazer game. I suspect I might have been able to land him for the first half of this evening's contest, were I to have thought about it a bit further in advance than just now, but, alas, that didn't happen.
I will, however, be leaving this game immediately after the final buzzer to try and catch the end of Mr. W.K.'...
This, to me, is what a breakout single looks and sounds like. Now, granted, if I were a true tastemaker, the Shaky Hands would be bigger than the Arcade Fire. But this new Illmac single—"Under Their Radar, Over Their Heads"—is the closest thing to a breakout rap single I've heard come out of Portland since Lifesavas' heyday. It's in the minimal and organic G_Force beat, it's in the speedy toug...
Movie Reviews & Stories
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are masters of their
medium. That medium is television. Famous with teenage stoners and fans
of absurdism for their ever-inscrutable Cartoon Network show, Tim and E