[DANCE ROCK] However constant and far-flung their
touring—last year’s breakneck schedule capped by a New Year’s Eve jaunt
through Kosovo entertaining the troops—the Slants remain Portland�
Formed: 1988 on Washington’s Orcas Island.
Sounds like: Indigo Girls meet Blues Traveler, then go on to form Fleetwood Mac.
For fans of: The ’90s; the Beavers; a wildly
talented troupe o
Q: What is a “Bieber”?A: The latest iteration of a peculiar
American rite of generational passage that serves up one relatively
palatable teen idol to grab the hearts of our adolescents withou
[OLD-TIME PARTY MUSIC] It’s been well over a decade since
mandolinist Caleb Klauder and fiddle player Sammy Lind first met with
friends at the Northeast Portland pub the Moon and Sixpence to
According to the Great Man theory of music criticism, artists occasionally emerge who are simply unlike everyone else. They don't always make sense, even at the height of their triumphs, and, despite setting the world aflame, they've no real contemporaries and leave no path to follow. Blessed with a storm-front live presence, tireless ambition, dizzying eccentricities, and an all encompassi...
Formed: London, 1979.
Sounds like: For those age 45 and above: that
delirious moment of pop history when unprecedented racial, sexual and
intellectual freedoms glimpsed a better world through spi
Portland’s Monarques (finally) spread their wings.
Even for a town rife with butterfly collectors eager to
net especially rarefied species, Monarques’ fitful approach toward
maintaining band loyalty would ordinarily test the patience of even the
MusicTurns out that this week is extremely late concert review week. My bad. It was worth the wait, though. -Ed.
Impassioned critiques of dubstep invariably come across as either crotchety or insufferable, I know, but a ring of truth resonates around complaints that electronic music dissolves the recognizably organic from its most popular creations. There's something unsettling about a subbi...
Where the Knives Meet Between the Rows (Laughing Stock)
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] It has been more than four years since Leigh Marble recorded critically acclaimed sophomore album Red Tornado, and during the elongated gestation of latest offering Where the Knive