Getting to know this year's Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees
There is no Oregon Music Hall of Fame. No building with
vaulted archways and gold records lining the halls. But for its board of
directors and 87 past inductees—punk guitarists, jazz drummers and
Astronautalis crossed the streams and lived to tell the tale.
[PUNK HIP-HOP] Minneapolis may be the only city in America
where Andy Bothwell’s music doesn’t make him a weirdo. After three
years in Seattle, Bothwell—better known as the MC/songwriter
My God. Where did this man come from? What does he want from us? Who did he sell his soul to for this sick beat?
Though he is shrouded in mystery, Cloudy October also lives across the street from me. We've chatted a few times—he's got a good sense of humor (as this song illustrates) and I like his style. But when I hear Cloudy's music, I feel like I don't know the guy at all. In this worl...
Born: 1972 in Nashville, Tenn.
Sounds like: Somebody spiked a honky-tonk jukebox with well whiskey and plenty of prescription pills.
For fans of: Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Webb Pie
[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