[ACOUSTIC WORLD-POP] The disconnect between the band name
“Death Songs” and the sunny, celebratory music made under the moniker is
something not lost on Nick Delffs. The instantly recognizable D
Yesterday's news that REM was calling it quits after three decades came as a shock to fans and non-fans alike. Here was a band that we all grew up with (or, at least, those of us who grew up in the last 30 years did) that held on for so long, then dropped it out of the blue. I'm a huge fan of bands breaking up when they aren't feeling it, especially bands with a huge financial incentive to stay to...
Movie Reviews & Stories
Pearl Jam Twenty is a Pearl Jam-approved Pearl Jam
documentary. So you already know what to expect from it: Pearl Jam’s
members will appear all humble and smiley; Pearl Jam’s peers will talk
There are intangibles in Radiation City’s debut record, The Hands That Take You:
Ghosts in the machine that cast dark shadows and shoot warm jetstreams
across tracks like the skittering, electro-s
Last May, Sage Francis was headed to Portland in support of his then-new album, Li[f]e—an
excellent collection that examines death from every conceivable
angle—when life kicked him in the gut. A
Out of the Sand and Into the Streets (Bakery Outlet)
[PRE-GRUNGE] Upon dropping his band’s new album by the WW office, Old Growth co-frontman John Magnifico noted disparagingly that Out of the Sand and Into the Streets
was recorded quickly and under
The Top Five albums released on the same day as Nevermind.
On Sept. 24, 1991, the rock world changed forever. That’s the day Red Hot Chili Peppers released Blood Sugar Sex Magik.
And, less notably, some Seattle hair band called Nirvana made its
Everybody knows the global economy is fucked right now. And anybody with common sense should be troubled by the great disparity between rich and poor in this country. I had a long conversation about this with a smart friend last night. We were sitting outside Valentine's and he summed it up real well: "I think shit is about to get really weird in this country," he said. "There are just too ma...
And it looks a little something like this. Man, album and tour promo videos keep getting more elaborate. I like this one. But then I like half naked men in wrestling masks and wet t-shirt contests. So I'm kind of the target audience here. Thanks to director Matthew Thomas Ross, for the linkage and good luck to these fine Portland bands on their tour.