Movie Reviews & Stories
There has been some debate around the WW office
whether American kids even recognize Belgian comics legend Hergé’s teen
journalist protagonist, Tintin, when they see him. After this week—when
Staying in town this Christmas? Here are six shows for you.
It can be a thankless job playing shows on the holidays: A
lot of your potential audience is home with family, and those who brave
the clubs are often massively drunk. So why do it? That’s what
The Tacoma Dome turns out to be a fine place to see a show.
After years of passing the stadium—which kinda resembles a cold war military installation from the afar—en route to Seattle, I was almost as excited to see the place from the inside as I was to see pop legend Prince. And my curiosity paid off: The interior of the Tacoma Dome looks like something Buckminster Fuller might design ...
UPDATE (2:30 pm): Co-owner Vivien Lyon says that the venue's landlords didn't get an initial loan, and that talks are back on to get the venue a new lease. She puts the Woods' chances for survival at "30 percent," which is a lot better than Ritchie Young's initial "five percent" estimate. We will keep you updated.
In last week’s WW, we reported that The Woods—the Sellwood neighborhood�...
[EARLY ELECTRO-POP] I’m not sure how big of a market there really is for I Was the East, a compilation of alternate versions and B-sides from Portland-based Lovers’ masterful 2009 record, I Am the
You can combine all the CGI technology and special effects in the world for some pretty rad-looking explosions, but for truly trippy visuals, nothing beats good old-fashioned ingenuity. Director Hayley Young proves this on AgesandAges' new video for "Souvenir," a topsy-turvy visual affair at least partially filmed in reverse. Lots of people-power here, but not a lot of special effects budget.
Bosko, the Portland-bred Cool Nutz cohort who now lives as a "superproducer" in LA. I quote the title only because it's a little silly—Bosko's credentials are super-solid, including his elaborate work with Big Boi and some collabos with Kanye West (and, it should be noted, talkbox and production on J. Cole's new single, "Workout"). But I did not, until today, consider Bosko a political mind (aft...
Driving rad cars, stealing and hitting shit with a baseball bat? That is cool. Smoking, though? Not cool. So we're in full support of all the parts of this new Unknown Mortal Orchestra video, which premiered on SPIN Magazine's site yesterday, wherein the vid's sexy protagonist—Liv Taylor is probably too old to keep playing the trouble-making rock video girl, so we're...
The Death Cabbie talks Bowie, Twitter and mushy music.
It’s kind of amazing what Death Cab for Cutie—a band often
dismissed as kids’ stuff or the mushy embodiment of all things
“emo”—gets away with. This year’s Codes and Keys is an ambit