A journey from old-timey Americana to pop that would rather not be called cute.
[HOMEMADE POP] Julie Vitells grew up in what she calls “a
pop-culture vacuum.” With hippie parents and a natural proclivity toward
“old-timey stuff,” the young musician—who spent her ear
Video roundup time! Get yer popcorn out and enjoy these fine Portland videos! Strangled Darlings, "Snake and the Girl"In tomorrow's paper, we review some recent albums with a "weirdness scale." Strangled Darlings' new album, Red Yellow & Blue, ranks pretty high. But I think we're going to have to give the band some bonus points for this one...
Words by Casey Jarman, photos by Inger Klekacz.I'm not usually one to play favorites (is that a funny thing for a critic to say?), but this year's Best New Band showcase had to have been my favorite of all-time. Maybe that's because I went into it not having ...
Hi there. Every year, in an attempt at full transparency, we list the votes of everyone who was counted in WW's annual Best New Band poll. What follows is that list of voters names, titles and the bands or artists that they casted votes for. Occasionally one is listed as "anonymous"—we offer folks that option. More
When the St. Johns Bizarre began six years ago, it was a
low-profile street fair with crafts, beer and bands. Today it’s a
slightly higher-profile street fair with more crafts, more beer and rea
Formed: 1994 in San Francisco.
Sounds like: A series of intense couple fights that always end in cuddling.
For fans of: Sonic Youth, Electric Light Orchestra, the Dandy Warhols, Letters to Cle
[FREE HARDCORE] The striking white stallion that adorns the cover of Zero Hour probably wasn’t meant as a sight gag, but it works as one: Palo Verde, you see, is no one-trick pony.
Two decades later, what do you remember about The Golden Girls?
I had to squint, but the Elvis impersonator in the back
row at Sophia’s wedding looked awfully familiar. That forehead. That
weird mouth. Yes, Quentin Tarantino was on The Golden Girls.
It starts like jazz, which I like.
Deer or the Doe knows how to build atmosphere, but it also knows how to thrash as if the better parts of the mid-'90s underground never left. And after that build-up, everything about descriptions gets all Mascis and Bachmann, blasting and rumbling. I like that the never-ending-guitar-solo of a lead jets upward, and I like that it's never allowed to break free...
Dreamboat/Deerhunter Lockett Pundt takes his newly epic show on the road.
[UNCHAINED MELODIES] The idolization of handsome young male musicians is not the sole province of Beatlemania, Tiger Beat magazine
or the Jonas family. Lockett Pundt, Lotus Plaza’s frontman and a