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Calamity Jane Saturday, July 24


Music Stories
[PUNK] From 1989 to 1992, Calamity Jane was the premier all-female punk band in Portland—led all the while by guitarist Gilly Ann Hanner and her iconic, drawling voice. Joining in were sister Me ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage

Revenge of the—prog-metal—nerds.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Anthropologist and heavy-metal documentarian Sam Dunn is sincere, awkward and Canadian. The same can be said of his latest subject, the hugely popular and misunderstood rock band Rush. In the course o ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Isis


Formed: 1997 in BostonSounds like: The perfect distillation of earth-crumbling hardcore (Neurosis) blended with ’90s Chicago post-rock (the entire Thrill Jockey roster).For fans of: Neurosis, Pelican, Mono, Mogwai, any acts on bassist Aaron Turner’s Hydra Head label, and thousands of young post-rock and metal bands that worship…Isis.Why you care: In t...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Isis


Music Stories
Formed: 1997 in BostonSounds like: The perfect distillation of earth-crumbling hardcore (Neurosis) blended with ’90s Chicago post-rock (the entire Thrill Jockey roster).For fans of: Neurosis, Pe ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Pentagram


FORMED: 1971 in Arlington, Va.—but the band is generally known as the grandfather of the Baltimore doom scene.SOUNDS LIKE: A cross between Black Sabbath and the Doors. This is the real deal: Dark, post-Woodstock rock that is warm as melted butter and bone-chilling as a haunted house.FOR FANS OF: Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Blue Cheer, the Stooges, the Animals, Blue &Oum...   More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Pentagram


Music Stories
FORMED: 1971 in Arlington, Va.—but the band is generally known as the grandfather of the Baltimore doom scene.SOUNDS LIKE: A cross between Black Sabbath and the Doors. This is the real deal: Dar ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Bowling With The Devil

Jessie Rogers’ heavy-metal bowling league is changing lives.


Headout
IMAGE: Tom MartinezLast fall, Jessie Rogers had a dream. In her dream, good, metal-loving people bowled among friends while Mercyful Fate and High on Fire tunes kept the party heavy. The dream became ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

DEVO: Totally Worth a Drive to Seattle!


This Sunday and Monday, DEVO is performing two of its most beloved albums at Seattle's intimate Moore Theater. The first night, 1978 album Q: Are We Not Men?, A: We Are DEVO! will be played in its entirety. In 2009, this record still sounds exactly as God and Brian Eno intended. Eno's produc...   More
 
Friday, November 6, 2009 by NATHAN CARSON

The Jesus Lizard Thursday, Oct. 22


The sons of Godzilla return to Portland, but will 49-year-old frontman David Yow still get naked?

[AMERICAN GLADIATORS] In the ’90s, Chicago’s the Jesus Lizard earned its reputation as “the best live band anywhere.” It also recorded half a dozen noise rock albums full of menace and wild creativity. The band combined the cacophony, sweat and swagger of Nick Ca...   More
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 by NATHAN CARSON

The Jesus Lizard Thursday, Oct. 22

The sons of Godzilla return to Portland, but will 49-year-old frontman David Yow still get naked?


Music Stories
[AMERICAN GLADIATORS] In the ’90s, Chicago’s the Jesus Lizard earned its reputation as “the best live band anywhere.” It also recorded half a dozen noise rock albums full of me ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 NATHAN CARSON
 

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