[INDIE A GO-GO] Much as one shouldn’t
judge an album by its cover—least of all debut collections from mostly
instrumental troupes born to flood dance floors— the chicly retro
Formed: In 1997 in Battle, East Sussex, England.
Sounds like: A respectful embrace of modestly
attractive thirtysomethings outside a well-scrubbed cafe in drizzling
twilight as patrons mirthlessl
Born: In San Francisco in 1989 as Natassia Gail Zolot.
Sounds like: An undergrad exercise in hip-hop
compiled by a fitfully charming lass of compelling backstory and rather
more friends tha
Last Friday, two men entered the Vern. One left with Morrissey tickets. Our report from, er, "ringside."
The titles write themselves, really. Stranglehold, here we come. Grappler in a coma. The Queen is down! Our participants, while welcoming coverage of what threatened to be face-shattering bloodsport, didn't quite understand why members of the press seemed more intrigued by prize (Morrissey ticket) than process (mortal combat), and, fair enough, there's story to be found in any...More
[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