[PUNK LEGENDS] As underground grunge, alternative and metal acts graduated to major labels in the early ’90s, only one band fought hard enough to keep its teeth from being filed down. Minneapolis tr
Rush did an admirable job of teasing fans for well over a year about the prospect of a 40th anniversary tour. The Canadian trio has spent the last decade playing setlists either heavy on new material or focused on self-indulgent specialty eras. R40’s stop at Moda Center on July 21 was payback to anyone who ever liked Rush, as the evening began with material from 2012’s Clockwork Angels<...More
[GATEWAY METAL] Sons of Huns’ sophomore album has significantly upped the ante from their 2013 debut, Banishment Ritual. In nine songs, the trio kicks down the garage door and blasts out onto a high
Movie Reviews & Stories
Brian Wilson’s mental breakdown in the mid-1960s is as
essential to the Beach Boys mythos as the band’s Pendleton shirts and
Two TV movies and a Barenaked Ladies song told the sto
Jeremy Robert Johnson is a madman. As poster boy for the
locally driven Bizarro fiction movement, he’s spent years combating
adherence to a single genre, with several collections of violent,
Sound and sign language harmonize in Third Rail’s new dramedy.
Scottish playwright Dan Rebellato’s Static pits the
power of rock against the sound of silence. The production’s first
ambitious undertaking is being bilingual in English and American Sign
Local director Megan Skye Hale’s Br’er Rose is a formidable re-creation of the earliest versions of Sleeping Beauty.
The story, a princess cursed to sleep for 100 years, remains intact.
[KILLING TECHNOLOGY] In the ’80s, French-Canadian sci-fi thrash quartet Voivod
was a contemporary of Metallica and Slayer, infusing progressive themes
borrowed from King Crimson and Van der Graa
Sleep finally delivered the reunion show that Portland deserved to see. Back in 2010, when the stoner metal legends headlined the Roseland for MusicfestNW, only the most head-in-the-grass worshippers failed to notice that something was awry onstage. Guitarist Matt Pike was in the depths of his alcoh...
The saga of Sleep’s stoner metal opus, as told by its Portland-based producer.
Sleep is a case study in the classic underground success
story. High-school pals in San Jose, Calif., who went on to create a
blueprint for modern Sabbath-worshipping stoner metal, the ban