Or should that be Gogo Gadget Fundraiser? Anyway: Help save Portland's all-ages institution!
It sounds like the plot to a Step It Up sequel: Backspace—the last remaining Portland all-ages music venue that, after nine-plus years in business, could conceivably be called a local institution—must raise $10,000 by early January or face eviction. According to club owner Eric Robison, the investment company that...
Portland needs more artists like Michele Wylen. She's not an earnest folky or a quirk-riddled indie rocker. Welcome to Human Nature, her debut full-length—which she celebrates the release of this Saturday at Someday Lounge—is an unapologetic, honest-to-goodness, radio-ready pop album. ...
For 15 years, Pinehurst Kids have been Portland's answer to Superchunk, churning out clenched-fist, full-throated power-punk with sticky melodies, dirt-simple arrangements and not a single frill to be found. And if it ain't broke, yadda yadda yadda. "Nobody Talks," the title track fro...
Fifty-plus years on, a tireless bluesman is still searching for the crossroads.
[BLUES] Guitar Shorty gets no respect.
that’s not entirely true. Among hardcore disciples of the blues, the
73-year-old singer and guitarist—did you think he played flugelhorn?—i
[METAL OF THE GODS] “Epic” is an overused adjective in the
rock-crit lexicon, but applying any other word to the mountainous,
prog-y, European folk-metal of Portland’s Aranya would be inaccu
It's been a busy month for local hip-hop, both in the studio and on the screen. Here's how some emcees have spent the Portland autumn. TxE, "Swing Set"
In case you couldn't guess from the title of this new track from TxE—that's rappers Tope and Epp and producer More
America’s premier Afrobeat orchestra proves you can go home again.
[AFROBEAT-AMERICAN] If Afrobeat has a mecca, it is,
appropriately enough, the Shrine. Like New York’s CBGB for punk rockers
or Hamburg’s Star-Club for Beatles fanatics, the nightclub, located