Born: 1989 in Wyomissing, Pa.
Sounds like: Avril Lavigne’s smarter, soulful, slightly southern gal pal
For fans of: Radio Disney Emo Hour
Latest release: 2010’s Speak Now, her third
Rock ’n’ roll and stage drama haven’t always made the best
of pairings, but, despite a snarling blues-bar-of-the-damned T Bone
Burnett score ably wrangled by live band Outland Prey, The Tooth
Seating space: the final frontier.
Rapidly growing and ever more eclectic (though, shall we say, far from
diverse) crowds have overwhelmed the smallish amphitheater within
Northeast Portland’s Wo
It’s Britneys, bitch! Scores of them. A small army flooded the Rose Garden of conscious-or-no impersonators representing every age, race, gender and, well, shape; for an icon who retains such an unparalleled grip upon tweener tastes, the audience appeared unexpectedly long in the tooth and tight in the leggings. Blame, perhaps, the $40 ticket price or four-hour length—the show finally endin...
Formed: Out of the clay of Louisiana, Jive Records blessed her with the gift of fame, and so Britney Spears was loosed upon the earth.
Sounds like: Twenty-second-century Nashville.
For fans of:
Formed: In 1993, when a fight broke during a Dallas bar band rehearsal: “You put alt in my country!” “You put country in my alt!”
Sounds like: Suburban cowboys tending their bar-brawl wounds a
Portland Center Stage, inexplicably determined that its
final show of the season pay tribute to a long-deceased blues belter of
dimming celebrity, decided mid-season to shelve the originally schedul
In 1983, Portland’s Chinatown was, by all accounts, a real shithole.
Peppered with empty lots, boarded-up storefronts and dealers pushing
cocaine and heroin as casually as a grocery store clerk might ask
“paper or plastic?”—it was a part of town best avoided altogether. It was in the heart of this dubious neighborhood that George
Touhouliotis, a 36-year-old Greek immigrant and former cab driver with
a fondness for poetry and rebellious youth culture, opened an equally
dirty bar called Satyricon...
Hot Gun, the latest effort of producer Jedediah Aaker and director Jeffrey Wonderful—the men responsible for the amped-up, oversexed rock opera Chariots of Rubber—re-imagines the unironic ...