Movie Reviews & Stories
The journey to create a film version of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 ode to the Beat Generation, On the Road, has
been a treacherous one. Over the years, Francis Ford Coppola, Gus Van
Sant and Joel Schum
[POP] Last April, Kim Baxter, former
member of Portland power-twee group All Girl Summer Fun Band, released
her first solo album, The Tale of Me and You, though you’re
probably unaware of it.
[KEYBOARD EXPRESSIONISM] Thollem McDonas is quite
literally a man without a home. The 46-year-old keyboard master has been
circumnavigating the world on a journey of musical exploration for
Has there been a more hotly anticipated first album by a local band than this Danny Seim-produced debut by Sun Angle? Not for a good long while, I would argue. And for damn good reason too. This trio has been tearing it up on the live circuit for 18 months or more, finding its collective sound and building ample strength along the way.&n...
Early on in our conversation, Bob Priest, the curator behind March Music Moderne, a monthlong celebration of 20th and 21st century sounds, started to quiz me on what spawned my interest in modern classical and experimental music. I cited the Stanley Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, a film that famously featured the opening ...
Soundwalk (Saturday, March 9, at Mount Tabor Park, 1 pm)
Artist and composer Susan Alexjander leads a structured
listening session for curious souls to drink in the raw sounds of
MusicSubArachnoid Space was one of the more fascinating bands of the psych rock underground, in that you could feel that, with just the slightest push, the long-running group’s sound could evolve into something far more proggy, more evil and, yes, more metal. And to hear the sound of Ei...More
Ask the enthusiasts of the over 200-year-old spiritual choral music style known as Sacred Harp about their favorite song, and the conversation quickly becomes as esoteric as Deadheads discussing their favorite live version of “Dark Star.”
“I really like '181,'” says Thom Fahrbach, a doctor with a passion for singing that b...
Formed: In 1969 in San Mateo, Calif.
Sounds like: The history of popular music and
modern art as viewed through a funhouse mirror, with aspects coming into
focus then warping out of proportion.&n
MusicThe first album by Unknown Mortal Orchestra was exactly that: a first album—the creation of a fine band which had the pieces of a unique ‘60s psych-soul combination in front of it, yet could only construct the ...More