[FOLK] On the title track of her new album, About Farewell,
local songstress Alela Diane sings, “Leaving is the hardest part,
that’s what we always said/ Once upon the other side, it’s best
Between the Exploding Hearts’ demise and
Elliott Smith’s suicide, 2003 might have been a complete bummer for
Portland music. Luckily, 2003 was also the year the Thermals released
[DARK SYNTHS] Even if you didn’t know the members of Vice
Device play in a band together, you could probably guess just by looking
at them. Seated in a booth at Liberty Glass in North Portland
[EXPERIMENTAL MUSICAL THEATER] Holland Andrews stands just
beyond the fray of the final gathering site at last year’s Portland May
Day protests, in a video for local music-media website Into the
Ain’t no sunshine in this songwriter’s doom-y folk.
[GOTHIC FOLK] It’s raining in Los Angeles, but Chelsea
Wolfe doesn’t mind. “I kind of hate how it’s always sunny here,” says
the lanky, darkly eyelined singer-songwriter, sitting in a co
[MULTIFACETED POP] When it placed fifth in WW’s
Best New Band poll this year, Portland quartet Youth also earned
another, more dubious distinction: It became the only act in the poll’s
Born: In Atlanta in 1972.
Sounds like: The “sad girl” of teen films (see: Empire Records) if she expressed her angst less through black lipstick than by writing heartrendingly vulnerable mu
Knowing how to pair wine with food is an
essential skill for any gourmand. But as beer and cocktails—and even
non-alcoholic drinks—attain a level of artisanship on par with vino, and
Claire Evans is onstage at the Crystal Ballroom, clutching her signature all-white mic and contortedly dancing her way through a diametric dyad of songs off Shangri-La, the latest record from her and Jona Bechtolt's band YACHT.On “Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire),” Evans (half-joking that the song is about her and Bechtolt's adopted home, Los Angele...
For his “live documentary” The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, filmmaker Sam Green—best known for his Academy Award-nominated documentary about some other, very different, utopians, The Weather Underground—has chosen a worthy, fascinating subject. Fuller—for those who aren't already among his cultish following—was a designer, philosopher and public intellectual now mo...