Laura Gibson learns a few lessons from rock ‘n’ roll...and basketball.
Laura Gibson seemed an unlikely candidate to show a
beastly side when she competed in And And And’s basketball tournament
last year. The slender, soft-spoken singer-songwriter is known for
All Neal Morgan wants to do is play drums and sing. Good thing he sounds amazing doing just that.
[DRUM-’N’-VOICE] When Neal Morgan walks into Stepping
Stone Cafe for our interview, his body freezes and his face tightens
with puzzlement. Then he points a finger into the air and his face
[SKA] People hate what they don’t understand. That would
explain why ska—a genre Frankensteined into all sorts of obnoxious
incarnations in the mid- to late-’90s “third wave” boom years�
So, I might be the only person in the NBA world who finds a joke about Grant Hill drinking Sprite funny. I apologize. I'm a bit of a ham. But here's the good news: THEY GAVE ME THE GOOD SEATS TONIGHT, AND I'VE GOT A SPLITTING HEADACHE!
Well, part of that's good news anyway. Now let's get ready for some weekend blogging action. Are you with me, Portland!? FIRST QUARTER! More
When the Hawthorne Theater hosts its grand re-opening next weekend (see details at the bottom of this post), it will not be as a country bar.
This is good news. The Hawthorne is at the center of Portland's all-ages ecosystem, where it's desperately needed. There are bigger 20-and-under venues (Crystal Ballroom, Roseland, Wonder Ballroom) and house shows may do more to facilitate grassroots...
Red Fang is making the best music videos in Portland. On this, their third vid in an epic trilogy for Relapse Records, the band shows off a few familiar themes—beer, driving around, watches drawn in sharpie—but also gives a lot of love to its hometown and the legions of air guitarists that live here. This new video is a bit lower-key than the band's first epic two, which found them More
PRE-GAME!Last night's caption contest was won by JDSUNTAN. I owe him a high five and a thumbs-up. Apologies to Ben, whom I will still give a thumbs-up as a consolation prize when I see him at work tomorrow.
So, here at the Rose Garden, they're playing "Walking in Memphis" as the Grizzlies take the court. It's almost as awesome and deflating as "Rocky Mountain High" for the Nuggets,...
Participate in our "Why is DeMarcus Cousins Crying" caption contest now! Winners will receive high-fives and thumbs-ups! Post your caption in the comments section below! PRE-GAME The Blazers always come out to music that one of the players picked for the evening. Generally the players pick some dirty south rap or club cut.Tonight it was Nolan Smith's turn. He chose "Party in th...
[ROOTS MUSIC] Pretty tends to eclipse everything around
it. And in pop music, that’s generally a good thing. Some of the
prettiest music being made today—cough, Bon Iver—doesn’t always hav
Mark Simon’s head is shaped like a
fishbowl. But then, I’m looking at the Portland pianist, between bites
of my creamy Pacific Coast Seafood Pasta ($16.50), through the
distorting lens of an oversized and underfunded tip jar...