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Space Rock

Backspace goes from storefront to forefront—of Portland’s all-ages music scene, that is.


Music Stories
Bacon on their doughnuts, basketball on their volcanoes, Smiths in their (Modest) Mice—make no mistake, Portlanders love weird combinations. Take Backspace, a 4-year-old all-purpose cafe where, ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Erik Bader

YELLOW SWANS, At All Ends (Load Records)


[NOISE] Portland noisemongers Yellow Swans' latest LP, At All Ends, isn't so much a departure from its recent freeform sounds—it's a departure from reality. The seemingly mind-melded duo of Gabriel Mindel Saloman (guitar, electronics) and Pete Swanson (electronics, vocals) has churned up an ocean of sou...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 by Erik Bader

Neutria, Wednesday, Sept. 12


[DRUGGED-OUT METAL] “The last time I was in [Willamette Week] was because I got beat up by the police,” Neutria frontman Sunny D tells me, grinning beneath dark-rimmed glasses and a trucker cap (see “Return of the Naked Pole Katz,” WW, May 9, 2001). We're both at work and on the clock ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by Erik Bader

Neutria, Wednesday, Sept. 12

You can’t dance to Neutria, but it’ll scare you right out of the room.


Music Stories
[DRUGGED-OUT METAL] “The last time I was in [Willamette Week ] was because I got beat up by the police,” Neutria frontman Sunny D tells me, grinning beneath dark-rimmed glasses and a truck ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Erik Bader

The Fucking Champs

1 am, Dante’s


Special Section Stories
[HESHER METAL] The Fucking Champs isn’t so much a band as an art project. Here’s the guise: A few indie dudes who don’t listen to metal at all—in this case, drummer Tim Soete a ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Erik Bader
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