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
The story of Portland’s original all-ages gay nightclub.
The first time Daniel Schaefer went to the City
Nightclub—the only all-ages gay dance club in Portland and, at the time,
the country—he and his friends spent half an hour dawdling out front,
The most reviled band of the ’70s is coming to the Moda Center. Here are the worst things ever said about them.
Everyone hates the Eagles. Not literally everyone, of
course. A band doesn’t sell 40 million copies of a greatest-hits record
without having a few fans. But you know you’re despised when the
The band's weekend shows at Oregon Zoo will continue as scheduled.
Derek Rieth, for two decades a percussionist in Portland pop orchestra Pink Martini, has died, the band announced via its Facebook page this afternoon. Rieth, born in 1971, played several instruments for the band, including drums, bongos and finger cymbals. No cause of ...
[AMPS OF DESTRUCTION] Four years ago, Nial McGaughey (pictured) sat down
on his couch and, for no particular reason, decided to build an
amplifier. It wasn’t a totally left-field decision: He we
Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.
What are you doing for the next 12 days?
Zilch? Good. Because Homer, Bart, Disco Stu, Jub-Jub, Frank “Grimey”
Grimes, Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo and the rest are coming to your
The members of Phantogram used to make music for the movies playing in their heads. Now they write songs for actual movie stars.
“Bill Murray,” from the electro-pop duo’s lavish new album, V
How Portland discovered the eccentric genius of Merrill Garbus.
Merrill Garbus is a rock star—as much of a rock star as
someone who makes tribalist art-funk can be, at least. The three
worldly, off-center albums she’s released as Tune-Yards—including thi
How punk’s most progressive band brought itself back to life—at least for now.
Rumors of Fucked Up’s demise have been greatly exaggerated,
most of all by the members of Fucked Up. Coming off the road for its
most ambitious achievement, the 2011 double album David Comes to
Calling all yacht-rockers, Big Floaters and hobo pirates: MusicfestNW is taking it to the river. Finally.
It’s a move several
years in the making. The 15-year-old urban music festival—one of t