[ORCHESTRAL POP] Well, Portland, hopefully you didn’t
expect Typhoon to stay yours forever. A band built like a junior
orchestra clearly has ambitions no basement could contain for long. With
[LUCID DREAM-POP] All there is to know about Pure Bathing
Culture is contained in “Pendulum,” the track that opens the duo’s debut
full-length. A heartthrob drum-machine pattern introduces D
Dale Watson's tour bus, the Relatives' suits, judgmental square dancers and more of the most awesome things at the best lil' roots-ish music festival in town!
Another Pickathon is in the books, and like most music festivals, it takes a few days to recover from. Unlike most music festivals, the exhaustion always feels worth it. Although this year’s installment may have priced out a few regulars—blame the inflated rates at least partially on Feist, perhaps the biggest-name headliner the fest has scored yet, but the crowds certainly seemed a bit ...
What Breaking Bad has taught us about being a suburban drug lord.
1. Always start the morning with a hearty breakfast. High-grade
meth is made from a precise combination of phenylacetone and
methylamine, but the ingredients for a good day at the lab are pancakes
In 1964’s Dizzie Gillespie, filmmaker Les Blank’s
first music-based documentary, the titular giant of jazz trumpet speaks
into the camera, attempting to describe his playing style. He has a ha
You know Band of Horses, don't you? If not, let one of our contributing music writers, Brandon Widder, tell you a bit about them: [WILD HORSES] Expectations were high when producer Glyn Johns stepped in to helm Band of Horses’ latest effort, Mirage Rock. Why wouldn't they be? The man engineered the first Zeppelin album, for Ch...
When it started 15 years ago, Pickathon, Portland’s annual
roots-music festival, had little interest in anything contemporary. As
it’s grown in both size and scope, finally embracing music cre
[GARAGE ROCK] Someone done pissed off Summer Cannibals’
Jessica Boudreaux real good. “I’m dreaming of this city on mute,” she
snarls on “Sounds,” the fuzz-bomb that opens the group’s
Fir Meadows Stage: Lightning Dust (Friday, 7:40 pm)The first day of Pickathon is typically
dedicated to finding camping, then booze, then the square dance, but a
pre-sundown, open-air performance