A Portland ethnomusicologist remakes Purple Rain in the Sahara.
One thing Christopher Kirkley can’t be accused of is
lacking ambition. Since 2008, through his Sahelsounds blog and record
label, the Portland “guerrilla ethnomusicologist” has collected a
It's been three weeks since Portland said goodbye to Magic Garden, the beloved rock'n'roll strip club, and if you ask certain people, the city just doesn't feel the same. Luckily, someone managed to slip inside with a camera before the doors closed forever: Rex Marshall, who records lo-fi, electronic gospel lou...
"That's right! That's exactly right!" Exclamations such as that are pretty much the greatest compliment any band playing The Late Show with David Letterman can get from its host, and that's what Sleater-Kinney received last night after ripping through a new song in its first live performance in nine years. The reunited trio's pre-release promo tour for eighth album No Cities to Lo...More
Longtime Portland musician has replaced Chris Walla (in the touring band, at least).
Dave Depper has one of the most extensive resumes of any musician in Portland. He's done stints with Ray LaMontagne, Fruit Bats, Robyn Hitchcock, Menomena and Peter Buck and Robert Fripp's Slow Music project, among a zillion others. Now, he's landed his biggest gig yet: playing guitar for Death Ca...More
Ellen Page, Natasha Lyonne, Andy Samberg, Daryl from The Walking Dead and others lend their celebrity (and voices) to "No Cities to Love."
Sleater-Kinney were a fairly well-known band when it went on hiatus in 2006. Thanks in no small part to Carrie Brownstein transforming into a bonafide mainstream celebrity, though, the reunited group's profile is arguably higher now than it ever was during its initial 11-year run. Case in point: This promo video for new album No Cities To Love, featuring a gaggle of famous folks—...More
Sleater-Kinney and the Decemberists are releasing albums on the same day. Who ya got?
Blur vs. Oasis. Jay Z vs. Nas. Mark Kozelek vs. everybody. Now, Portland finally has a pop feud of its own: Carrie vs. Colin.
Granted, this beef
started by sheer coincidence, when Sleater-Kinney