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
SubArachnoid 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
The 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
A conversational review of the Born This Way Ball at the Rose Garden, Jan. 15
On Tuesday night, two of Willamette Week's most venerable music critics, Jay Horton and Robert Ham, attended the Lady Gaga show at the Rose Garden Arena. Let's just say that neither of them fit the show's core demographic. Afte...More
The buzzing New York garage band doesn’t mince words, or chords.
[GARAGE POP] Speaking with Andrew Savage is similar to
listening to Parquet Courts, the New York-based band he fronts. Just as
he does throughout the group’s debut album, Light Up Gold, the
The word dulcimer is derived from a combination of dulcis, the Latin word for sweet, and the Greek word for song, melos. The word quite literally means "sweet song." And generally speaking, the hammered dulcimer, and its sonic partner the Appalachian dulcimer, is often used for the creation of sugary tunes, even if its lyrics may express deep longing and sorrow. It was, of ...
Seems strange to call the Woolen Men's upcoming album on Woodsist the band's "debut album." Haven't they been with us for ages, releasing a wealth of material to their many fans? Yes, indeed they have, but all of those have come out on seven-inch single or short-run cassette releases....