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.
Just four videos today, none of which feature any special effects.
Laura Gibson, "Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed"
I thought I had tired of all those "playing a song out in public" videos that La Blogothèque wrought years ago, but this one from Mason Jar Music—a creative take on what may be my favorite track from Laura Gibson's forthcoming record, ...
If there's a Blazer season, and if said Blazer season begins on time—a prospect that is looking very grim indeed as of late—it's going to kick off against the Nuggets, in Portland, and the game will be broadcast on TNT. Don't you see what this means? If the m...
Old-school Portland rockers have often complained to me that the current PDX music scene is too polished, too acoustic and too twee. They miss rock and roll. I get that. Portland could fill an entire ark of folk-pop sub-genres, and even with the thriving local metal scene, good ol' fashion riffage can be tough to find.
Old Growth sounds more like the Portland of 15 years ago than the Portland o...