Portland: Where spaced-out psych-rockers go to retire.
Moving to Portland made Wooden Shjips drummer Omar
Ahsanuddin feel like a kid again. It’s made him live like one, anyway.
“I have a drum set in my basement for the first time since I lived at
Sahelsounds' Christopher Kirkley wants to remake Purple Rain in the Sahara.
A few years ago, self-described "guerrilla ethnomusicologist" Christopher Kirkley went to West Africa and discovered something neither he nor anyone outside the region knew existed. In an area with no reliable Internet connections, people had created a literal peer-to-peer file sharing network</...More
And introducing the Portland stoner-rock titan's newest member, Paul Shaffer!
Red Fang continued its march toward global domination Friday night, making its network television debut on Late Night With David Letterman.As noted in the past, whoever books the musical acts there has some sort of Portland jones, but this wa...
All right, we're a little late in posting this—hey, we're busy—but in case you haven't seen it yet, here's the new video from Tope. Directed by Portland's go-to rap video auteur Noah Porter (he also lensed More
In Spike Jonze’s Her, the love is real—even if she is not.
Movie Reviews & Stories
And so there’s this computer. It’s not exactly a laptop,
or a tablet or smartphone, but an artificially hyperintelligent
operating system that’s half personal secretary, half therapist. It
speaks in a naturalistic feminine rasp. It seems to be thinking.
Entomology and music aren’t exactly natural bedfellows.
For Lisa Schonberg, a drummer and insect enthusiast, that was a
problem. Either her research projects were being interrupted by her
The Blazers’ center talks comic books, The Goonies and his love of almost everything Disney.
Robin Lopez is, literally and figuratively, a giant nerd.
That’s normally an
ill-advised thing to say about someone built like a Greek colossus, but
the Blazers’ 7-foot, 255-pound center wou
Punk wasn't supposed to age well. It's music of and for adolescent rage, meant to burn out fast and leave behind a corpse still pudgy with baby fat. At least, that was the myth, before the original punks got old, and all that rage started to seem less like a product of youth than a means of clinging to it. Luckily for Fred and Toody Cole, by the time they started More