Movie Reviews & Stories
Some twins can finish each other’s sentences, or guess
what number the other is imagining with to-the-decimal-point accuracy.
In The Skeleton Twins, Maggie and Milo’s sibling ESP
Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.
DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY
Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com.
Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner
Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the
Mysterious masked men are coming to deliver Portland from evil via heavy sci-fi electro dance jams. We lift the veil...sort of.
During what turned out to be the United States' final game of the World Cup earlier this year, the receptionist at Willamette Week came upstairs to pull me away from the office television. "You need to see this," she said. A pair of faceless druids sheathed in black cloaks were kneeling before the front desk, offering me a plastic light saber and a business card with the image of a medieval ...
[BLUE-COLLAR GUITAR POP] Night Mechanic’s third album will
hit like a rush of blood to the heart for anyone wondering where all
the great indie-rock guitar bands have gone. It’s not just tha
When I interviewed sound artist Tim Hecker recently, I asked about his live show. It’s something I don’t normally do, because YouTube can usually answer such queries for me. But because he's an artist who doesn’t perform that often and who straddles the line between the avant-garde and “conventional” pop...
Swans are the Game of Thrones of bands: epic in scale, tonally intense, and if you told me any of the members had once crushed a man's skull with their bare hands, I wouldn't question it. At the Roseland Theater on Sept. 6, each song unfurled with a season's worth of stomach-knotting dread, and most at about half the length of a typical GoT episode. (And even better: no s...
Tim Hecker isn’t a tortured soul. He just plays one on record.
Sound artist Tim Hecker spends a lot of interviews correcting misconceptions about himself, chief among them that he is not
a 19th-century European vampire. It’s an understandable mistake,
Pop’s ruling California Girl is coming to extend Portland’s summer. To know her means to know her hometown.
Summer isn’t over until Katy Perry gets
off tour. A native of Santa Barbara, the pop megastar is a human solar
panel, powering her rainbow-colored aural gumdrops with all the sunlight
[TORTURE PORN FOR THE SOUL] Rumor has it that, back in its No Wave heyday, Swans
would play so loud it’d cause audiences to vomit. That’s probably an
urban myth, but it might as well be true
Movie Reviews & Stories
The phrase “it is what it is” is a plague on the English language. But in the case of The Trip to Italy, a sequel to 2010’s The Trip,
the intrinsic nature of the film—established by its pr