A college dropout leaves Portland to drop back in.
Jordan Dykstra came to Portland after
college—after dropping out of college, to be precise. He left Azusa
Pacific University, a private Christian campus in suburban L.A., where
he was studyi
From Wampire's pancakes to Myke Bogan's spliff, our favorite moments from this year's all-Portland music festival.
I’ll admit it: After last Friday night, I was preparing to write PDX Pop Now’s obituary. Or at least a lengthy think-piece about the shifting tides of Portland youth culture. The all-ages local music festival was created 11 years ago to galvanize a flourishing music community and engage a demographic often shut out of the scene, and it’s been one of the city’s most anticipated annual tradi...
[SUBURBAN ART-PUNK] Take it from someone who grew up
nearby: Nothing cool has ever come out of Agoura Hills, Calif. Sure, the
wealthy L.A. suburb has produced its share of nationally recognizable
Sounds like: A chopped-and-screwed street-corner prophet trying to reveal the secrets of the universe after taking one too many Xanax.
For fans of: Mac Dre, DJ Screw, Earl Sweatshirt, Sa-Ra Creativ
The psych-rock vets will perform Aug. 3 as part of Major League Soccer's All-Star Week festivities.
Get your sparkly capes, confetti blasters, fake blood and furry costumes ready, Timbers fans: Alt-rock acid casualties the Flaming Lips are playing a free show in Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Sunday, Aug. 3. It's part of Major League Soccer All-Star Week, and a nice aperit...
Future Islands, Superchunk, El-P and more to play intimate shows around the festival.
You know you're in the thick of summer when every other blog post is about an upcoming music festival announcing its schedule.Monday was PDX Pop Now. Today, it's MusicfestNW. Don't worry: Unlike in the past, when the festival took place at multiple venues scattered throughout town, you won't have to make any agonizing choices this year, as the 18 bands are spread across two alternating ...
Ten bands you didn’t know you need to see at PDX Pop Now.
If you’ve suddenly developed an interest in the racket
being made in your backyard, there’s no easier way to orient yourself
with the Portland music scene circa right now than PDX Pop Now. Thi
Art Alexakis’ Summerland tour excavates the fossils of ’90s alt-rock, but there are plenty more old bones for him to dig up.
Since his career as a legitimate rock star came to an end,
Art Alexakis has taken up a second career as a paleontologist, with a
particular focus on the post-grunge epoch. For the past three years