Illmaculate’s long-delayed debut album has guts—now can it find ears?
Greg Poe hasn’t grown any—height-wise—since gracing the cover of WW
in 2009. The Portland MC, better known as Illmaculate, is still
5-foot-5 with a crooked Blazers cap. And while he jokes ab
[SINEWY ROCK] Deer or the Doe should
probably receive some sort of cultural grant for keeping ’90s
underground rock alive and well in Portland well over a decade past its
heyday. Then again, i
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It’s hard to miss the pink-and-yellow
Winnebago at the Northeast corner of Cartlandia. It looks like something
out of a children’s book. With her rosy cheeks and white hair, Jennie
Videos! Some are real new, some we just missed the first time around. Either way, they are something Portland-centric for you to stare at as you wind down the final minutes before your Memorial Weekend begins (we hope). There'll be no time for video-watching in the great outdoors, friends. And, snap, look at the time! We'd better make this quick! Michael the Blind, "Sympathies"In ...
If there's one thing I get all blustery about on a regular basis when it comes to the Portland music scene, it's that we have plenty of great singers and rappers—but very few great storytellers.
And now here comes a 21-year-old kid to blow that thesis away [TRUST ME: STREAM OR DOWNLOAD C...More
William Helfrich tries to untangle his past and makes his best album in the process.
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] William Helfrich woke up one morning a
few years ago and realized he was a grown-up. It was something none of
his previous life experiences—not going to college, not holding
[HOMETOWN R&B] Arjay lives, like many urban singers of
his generation, at the intersection of hip-hop and R&B. If you know
his name, it’s probably from the former: The Portland staple ha
Santigold (7:10 pm Friday, Sasquatch stage) Well, we’re not above a little stargazing. The Helio Sequence (6:20 pm Saturday, Bigfoot stage) It has been a long time, and we hear great things about the f
Already a great song, Nick Delffs' "Water in the Eyes of Man" takes on an epic, John Lennon quality in this live recording from Southeast Portland basement venue the Banana Stand. The Death Songiest of all Delffs' recordings under the Death Songs moniker, the tune makes some universal sentiments—about death, friendship and healing—sound fresh. At once gushing and heartbreakingly plainspoken, t...
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