WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.
Blitzen Trapper, VII
A consistently suggestive blend of robust
alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of
genre-roving Americana. (GS)
Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle
You can't escape Drake, no matter how hard you try! Around the time of the rap superstar's appearance at the Moda Center in early December, we ended up writing probably a tad too much about the dude. So we'll preface this by promising this is the last you'll see his name mentioned here...
Final two shows are this weekend at Doug Fir Lounge.
Well, shoot. Three years after being voted Portland's Best New Band, the rough-and-tumble jazz-folk-punk grab-bag known as Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside is breaking up. Aside from its somewhat surprising BNB victory, the band's career highlights included two albums (the most recent, Untamed Beast</...More
The little Portland-centric radio station that quite possibly could is almost a reality—it just needs a $40,000 assist.
It seems like Portland has been hearing about XRAY.FM forever. So imagine how Jeff Hylton Simmons feels: He's been working to get the free-form, community-centered radio station off the ground for the last seven years. More
Blog offers albums new and old from Stumptown bands past and present.
'Tis the season for giving…yourself free local music! Aptly-named local blog Wants To Give You has asked bands new, old and defunct to contribute albums and songs (also both new and old) for free downloads during the holidays. Material uploaded so far includes albums from bands whose names will ring familiar to old-school scenesters...
It's been two years since Erika M. Anderson swept in from whatever tornado of fuzz and grime carried her up to Portland from Los Angeles and deposited her on the doorstep of the indie-rock world at large. In 2011, EMA released her first solo record, Past Life Martyred Saints, and for a minute there, her bristling, serrated doom-folk w...
Put these videos in your eyes and…uh…see 'em! Red Fang, "Blood Like Cream"Good to know that no matter how big stoner-metal kings get Red Fang, they remain Portland as fuck. The video for the catchiest (head)banger off third album Whales & Leeches is another Whitey McC...More