Remembering the night Dave Chappelle took over Portland—and didn’t even perform.
Forget the Arab Spring: For me, the true power of social
media emerged on July 14, 2009, the day Dave Chappelle shut down
Portland. A rumor, spread via Twitter, that the elusive comic was
PLUS! A few tidbits about the ultimate garage rock nugget on the eve of Portland's inaugural Louie Louie Day!
Andy Warhol famously noted that everyone gets 15 minutes of fame. He failed to mention that at least half will get theirs by covering “Louie Louie.” It’s the greatest example of a song taking on a life of its own: If the downtown Portland studio where the Kingsmen laid down their definitive version collapsed immediately after the ses...
A story of bearded Cupids, Christmas lights and Portland’s favorite songwriter.
Hazel didn’t care about being famous. It only wanted to be legendary.
Which helps explain the Christmas
lights. The power-pop foursome, led by singer-songwriter Pete Krebs,
played its first s
O'Reilly's Website labels commercial featuring local musician's song "dumbest ad ever."
Add Portland musician, Ram re-creator, and touring member of Menomena (among a grillion other bands), Dave Depper, to the expansive list of things that really get Bill O'Reilly's goat.OK, so maybe Papa Bear has little idea what his web-monkeys are posti...
Meet Canada’s greatest music journalist. Seriously.
“Is this dude for real?”
That’s the common
reaction most people have upon seeing “guerrilla journalist” Nardwuar
the Human Serviette for the first time. It’s a fair question. Dressed
Nardwuar vs. Mikhail Gorbachev (1993)
Proving early on that he can ask the tough questions of
political figures as well as musicians, a young Nardwuar finagled his
way into a press conference and
With Body/Head, Kim Gordon picks up the pieces—then stabs her guitar.
Kim Gordon doesn’t fit the mold of “celebrity divorcee.”
That’s a role better suited for a much younger, more famous type of pop
starlet, the kind who enters into a shotgun marriage for th
[SOUL PUNK] Magic Mouth frontman Stephfon Bartee blasts off this four-song EP with a shout of, “Ain’t you got no shame?!” and the answer to that is embedded in the quaking, rockabilly-ish rave-u