Professional wrestling isn’t the first
thing that springs to mind when thinking of songwriter John Darnielle
(even though “the Mountain Goats” is a totally viable tag-team name).
Gotta have that funk? This is the label to get it from.
Before he started his own record label,
James Vance had already tried his hand at just about everything you
would expect of someone who grew up submerged in hip-hop culture:
Before she could love again, Corrina Repp had to suffer. She’s used to it, though.
When Corrina Repp finishes a project, she is truly
finished with it. Nine years ago, after completing her last solo record,
she and her boyfriend, 31Knots’ Joe Haege, formed the noir-pop group
It was the best of polls, it was the worst of polls. This year's Best New Band issue contained multitudes. Our annual survey of Portland's local music connoisseurs produced a list with great bands, more hip-hop artists than ever before—and only a single woman. It's a gross aberration, given how we...
Every year, in the spirit of transparency—and to make it perfectly clear that Best New Bandis a poll, not an arbitrary list—we publish the ballots of every Best New Band voter. What follows is that list of voters names, titles and the bands or artists that they casted votes for. If the ...
1. Copy (No. 1, 2006)
The keytar-wielding, video-game-hero-come-to-life is releasing his first album in five years this week (see review).
2. Valet (No. 3, 2008)
In June, Honey Owens’ etherea
10 Portland artists local music experts think you must hear.
In Portland, if you build a music venue, the bands will come.
And if you pave it over and put up condos? Well, the bands will find a warehouse, basement or Ethiopian restaurant to play in.
Best New Band
POINTS: 71.5FORMED: 2013SOUNDS LIKE: The house band for the end of the world playing the last basement party on Earth.On the patio of the Cement Building, the
austere, gray rehearsal complex under t