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
The great unveiling came just before Zola Jesus’ headlining set at Mississippi Studios on Jan. 9, when a particularly resourceful stage manager ascended to the balcony and lifted a tarp to reveal a crystalline cardboard pyramid lit from within. The thing looked like it had been damaged in shipping, with the top bent at an odd angle. It looke...
Who: Benjamin Caragol (guitars, vocals), Adam Wheeler (bass, vocals), Isaac Davis (drums), Fester (guitars).
Sounds like: A battle between marauding Viking ships and deadly sea serpents that just w
[DOOM METAL] On its self-released debut, Usnea offered a
psychedelic nightmare of twisted riffage and effects abuse that set the
band a comfortable parsec apart from the Portland metal pack. Sop
I hate to break it to you, but country music failed us.
Once the genre of choice for outlaws and simple folks with big dreams,
it’s become a streamlined industry of tepid tunes and
Talking with the "Satanic prince of standup," who hits Portland for back-to-back shows tonight.
Comedian Anthony Jeselnik has been called the "Satanic prince of standup.” His deadpan sense of charm underscores his morbidity, and he has a knack for twisting normal situations into sickening epiphanies in a nonchalant manner. Jeselnik got his break writing for Jimmy Fallon, but he’s perhaps best known for his roasts of Roseanne Ba...
A producer from New York’s cutting edge leaves the studio.
In the early ’80s, New York was a magical place. The disco
scene spilled out across the city from Studio 54, and musical styles as
disparate as No Wave and hip-hop mingled and matured in tande