Six years ago, the last band anyone would’ve pegged to make it big outside of Portland might have been Wampire. First
of all, there’s that name. An inside joke goofing on the German
Born: In Savannah, Ga., in 1975.
Sounds like: Listening to the coolest dude at the
party shoot the shit as the DJ spins ’70s soul, ’80s boogie funk and the
occasional modern electro-pop recor
[PSYCH-PUNK] One does not simply record
Sun Angle. Feeding psychedelic guitars and pan-global rhythms through
punk tempos delivered with free-jazz abandon, the band—a collaboration
Dalai Lama: “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.”
Anthony Kiedis: “And my friend’s named Bob. Like the de
The annual PDX Pop Now! fundraiser features Kelli Schaefer, Monarques, Grandparents and Ezza Rose...and that's just the bands.
They grow up so fast, don't they? Of course I'm referring to free, all-ages, all-local summer music festivals. This July, PDX Pop Now!—not just Portland's best free, all-ages, all-local summer music festivals, but one of the city's best annual events, period—turns 10 years old. It seems like only yesterday when PPN was just ...
Every year, in the spirit of transparency—and to make it perfectly clear that Best New Band is a poll, not an arbitrary list—we publish the ballots of every Best New Band voter. What follows is that list of voters names, titles and the bands or artists that they casted votes for. We o...
Walter Salas-Humara and Charlie Salas-Humara have nothing in common.
Well, except for the
last name, of course. And Charlie’s dad, who happens to be Walter’s
brother. In musical terms,
What happens when members of Hot Chip meet LCD Soundsystem? Enter here to find out.
While it'd be a bit of a stretch to call them a supergroup, the whole of London-based dance outfit the New Build is the sum of some pretty impressive parts. Centered around LCD Soundsystem guitarist Al Doyle and Hot Chip bassist Felix Martin, th...