The Portland experimental duo goes big with help from a great label and some magic beans.
[EXPERIMENTAL DUO] The announcement of a new album by
Golden Retriever was big news within the experimental music community,
where the modular synth and bass clarinet duo is one of Portland’s mo
MusicBen Mason, a fine singer-songwriter from Australia, spent a while here last month hanging out with some friends and falling in love with the local music scene. So much so, that when he got back to his home in Melbourne, he decided to pay tribute to some of his favorite acts from Stumptown by recording a six-song EP Acapulco Volume 2&nb...More
Tom Jenkinson rediscovers his roots while reinventing the light show.
[A/V CLUB] Having some sort of visual
accompaniment—usually films playing behind the musicians or an elaborate
light show—is the norm for electronic musicians. Deadmau5 has the
“Did anyone talk to you
yet?” asks the chestnut-haired bartender after I finally get her
attention. No, no one did. Nor would any of the waitstaff address me for
almost the entirety of my Sa
In spite of what the song title will have you believe, there's little that is serene about this track. Taken from the latest album by synth/bass clarinet duo Golden Retriever Occupies with the Unspoken (out this month on Thrill Jockey), the song is a honking, wobbly piece that revels in the interplay between Matt Carlson's siren-like tones and fluttering bits of melody and Jonathan Si...
We haven't done a video roundup in a little while, but when we saw this first video here...well, we couldn't pass up the chance to share it (and some other choice local clips) with the world at large. What we have here is a video put together by the Oregon Dental Association as a part of a public service campaign to get kids brushing their teeth. I'd still like to know how exactly they landed on t...
Movie Reviews & Stories
Director Jonathan Demme has always been fascinated by how
music affects a person. Think of the members of Talking Heads beaming
with pure joy as they performed in the 1984 concert film Stop Making
MusicThe project:The Portland SessionsWho's behind it? A stalwart collective of volunteer videographers, sound engineers, and code geeks who have been filming intimate performances by bands from all over the world. To date, they've captured Joe Henry, Elliott Brood, Deleted Scenes, and J...
What scares the hell out of a doom-metal icon? Taking the stage solo with an acoustic guitar.
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Mike Scheidt looks
glassy-eyed and a little wobbly, desperate for his first coffee of the
day, as he searches for a seat at the downtown Stumptown. Twelve hours
ago, he stepp