Portland’s only female hip-hop duo returns—but don’t call it a comeback.
[TIMELESS HIP-HOP] To hear Toni Hill and
Sabrina “Syndel” Britt, of singer-rapper duo Siren’s Echo, discuss their
artistic relationship, you’d think they were twins separated at birth.
UPDATE: Oregon State Medical Examiner confirms musician died of self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"Working" Kirk Reeves, the longtime Portland street musician known for serenading motorists with his trumpet at the eastbound onramp of the Hawthorne Bridge, has died. He was 56years old. A former computer analyst, Reeves became a fixture along Hawthorne Boulevard after moving to Portland from Boston in 1991, performing renditions of classic standards (including the Loone...More
MusicIn this week's print edition of Willamette Week, we spoke with Bettina Richards, the founder of venerable Chicago-based independent record label Thrill Jockey, about the label's 20th anniversary. Here is an extended version of that conversation.Willamette Week: What was the impulse to start the label in the first place? ...
Thrill Jockey Records founder Bettina Richards talks 20 years of music without borders.
Twenty years ago, Bettina Richards lived
in a cramped fourth-floor walk-up in a particularly heroin-infested
section of pre-Giuliani Manhattan. Out of that apartment, Richards, a
Here's what we know about new Portland band Slim Fortune: It's a group featuring Rex Marshall and Max Avalon of electro-R&B trio Mattress and Jay Winebrenner of 31Knots. It's making its debut performance this We...
Movie Reviews & Stories
Flight is about as subtle as a plane crash. And the plane crash at the beginning of Flight
ain’t too subtle, either. At 30,000 feet, a commercial airliner
carrying more than 100 passengers desce
Edna Vazquez’s life in music began with a crush. When she
was 13 years old, a boy in her tiny hometown of Tonila, in central
Mexico, attempted to win her affections by giving her a guitar. Growi