A caffeinated portrait of the cartoonist as a young man.
Like other iconic black-and-white comics characters with
cult followings—Cerebus, Concrete, Zippy the Pin-head—Too Much Coffee
Man is instantly identifiable but incredibly hard to define. In fac
[WEIRD AMERICANA] Blitzen Trapper tends to write checks,
in its opening songs, that its albums don’t care to cash. That was the
case with the proggy opener to last year’s Destroyer of the Void,
On the eve of Peaches’ visit, we revisit filthy sex songs for the ages.
There’s a reason sex comes first in the trio of “sex,
drugs, and rock and roll.” Doin’ it has always been the primary thematic
interest of pop music, from Jerry Lee Lewis’ shakin’ to Tre
[FUZZ BOMBS] As its mid-career name change might imply,
Big Black Cloud (formerly “Here Comes a Big Black Cloud!”) isn’t the
same band it was while soundtracking summer house shows with its
[SLICK SYNTH-POP] O come, all ye corporate America
heatseekers, I have the perfect 30-second snippet for your next
iPad/Target/Electric car ad. “Lift Me Up,” the opening track from
I often wonder whether The Goonies is held
in as high esteem elsewhere as it is in the Northwest. For most Oregon
natives now on the cusp of their 30s, the 1985 film was a rite of
Now that's how you write a song about a real shitty hangover and a fight with the little lady. And that's how you direct a sentimental travelogue video while also showing plenty of love to your hometown. Blitzen Trapper, nowadays known more for folksy tunes like this fine number than psych-rock freakouts (a few of which can still be found on new disc American Goldwing), is kinda killing it with th...
Well, this is a nice surprise. We haven't heard from Portland's Grey Anne—one of my favorite ladies in local music—for quite some time, and this new tune (described by the artist as a "spaghetti western" tune) is quite promising. I'm reminded more of tasteful swashbuckling music: The "hello/hello/hello/echo/echo/echo" bit might as well be "yo-ho-ho" as far as I'm concerned. The gold-searching ...