The most compelling band on this year’s Warped Tour isn’t a
tried-and-tested old-school punk act, a guyliner-sporting American emo
band or even the token hip-hop dude (sorry, Yelawolf). The most
[BEATS AND BLASTS] Sapient might be too good at his day
job of selling beats. While the Sandpeople Producer/MC’s new collection,
Eaters Volume One: Tusks!—the first in a planned series of Mad
The Ascension of St. Diamond and the Battles of Oxtest (Field Hymns)
[ABSTRACT ELECTRONIC] The term “mind-blowing” has lost a
little of its potency. It always seemed like an incomplete thought to
begin with (blowing up? blowing out? blowing smoke?), but at the he
The first time Blind Pilot recorded a full-length, it wasn't really a full band. It was Israel Nebeker and his friend Ryan Dobrowski playing around in the studio with Portland producer Skyler Norwood. The resulting record, 3 Rounds and a Sound, had a lo-key charm but it also had moments of swelling orchestration that could fill the room. So following-up that disc, and keeping alive the special atm...
I always appreciate it when a publicist goes out of his or her way to mention the Portland angle on a national story. So when ol' Frank Nieto pointed out Portland-based artists playing Seattle's City Arts Fest 2011 (October 20-22 at various Emerald City venues), I paid special attention. That's when I saw this:- Helio Sequence @ The Seattle Laser Dome - an evening with performance, set to a...
Movies & Television
Though not screened for critics by WW press deadlines, the latest iteration of the Planet of the Apes franchise has received mostly glowing reviews. We beg to differ.Rise of the Planet of the ApesWW Critic's Score: 17Rise of the Planet of the Apes opens with a family of CGI chimpanzees, in single file, nobly navigatin...
Bill CallahanOne could build a legitimate case—and people have—for Bill Callahan being the finest songwriter touring today. He’s real good.Lee Fields and the ExpressionsI used to wonder what hap
[ORGANIC ELECTRO] When we last checked in with Portland
duo Deelay Ceelay, Chris Lael Larson and Delaney Kelly had placed third
in WW’s 2010 Best New Band poll and hit the road on a national tour
Longtime Portland booker Anthony Sanchez is in over his
head—and he likes it. As talent buyer for the inaugural Fire in the
Canyon, Sanchez has been working around the clock to put together the
Three outdoor music festivals, one survival guide.
Summertime in Portland is full of
planning challenges. On that rare free weekend, do you head to the beach
or go out dancing? Or do you combine the two activities into one
mega-plan, and hit one of