[DRONE AMERICANA] Above being a musician, Portland’s Brian
Mumford is a mad scientist. Though he does his songwriting on a junky
acoustic guitar in desperate need of fresh strings, his passion i
As he prepares to put Dolorean to rest, songwriter Al James reflects on a decade of touring the world, being the opening band and missing Portland.
All things must pass, though some things
stick around longer than others. In an ephemeral music scene like
Portland’s, Dolorean has been a symbol of longevity. Through 12 years
and five albums
Who: Steven Fusco (vocals, guitar), Stone Laurila
(guitar), Anthony Brisson (drums, backing vocals), Scott Page (bass),
Eddie Bond (keyboards).
Sounds like: If Jason Segel’s character in Forget
Photos from the jazzy instrumental hip-hop duo and recent Best New Band finalist's last show...for now.
In the introduction to this year's Best New Band issue, we mentioned how quickly Portland's music scene turns over, with bands breaking up almost as soon as the city discovers them. Well, it's happened again: Grammies, the instrumental breakbeat jazz d...
Tickets for Saturday's shows still available...for now.
Dave Chappelle, phantom stand-up comic, has spent the decade since walking away his epochal Comedy Central show seemingly doing nothing but lifting weights and popping in randomly at comedy clubs across the country. He did it in Portland back in 2009, though that was less a performance...
Who to see—and who to avoid—at this year’s Sasquatch music festival.
Let’s face it: If you’re driving four
hours to middle-of-nowhere Washington for Sasquatch this weekend, it’s
probably to see Outkast. But there’s a lot of other stuff happening
[CELESTIAL FOLK] In 2009, before the
release of its first album, Mimicking Birds opened for Glacial Pace
label boss Isaac Brock’s band, Modest Mouse, at Crystal Ballroom, and
the audience chat
With Maya Rudolph’s Prince tribute act coming to town, Portland’s veteran Purple Rain Man offers the SNL alum some advice.
Everyone wants to be Prince. But some are better at it than others—even Prince isn’t that great at being Prince anymore.
Maya Rudolph is the latest to try stepping into those formidable platforms
If you ask me, this year's Best New Band showcase, which took place this past Saturday, was the best in a long while. But then, maybe I'm slightly biased. Still, you can't underestimate the difficulty of getting all three of the top acts on the same bill. Last year, which was my first on the job, we had ...More
Every year, in the spirit of transparency—and to make it perfectly clear that Best New Bandis 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. If the vote...