[SYNTH-POP CONFESSIONALS] By the time Portland discovered
Lovers, singer-songwriter Carolyn Berk had already begun shedding the
“female Conor Oberst” tag that dogged her early days as a teenag
Larry the Cable Guy
What’s Happening Inside: A crowd of people you’ve never
seen, talked to or otherwise interacted with, laughing uproariously at
jokes about farts, gays, gay farts and proba
A free show not enough of a prize for you? How about we throw in a nifty, band-branded Viewmaster, too?
Here's what we wrote about Octopus Project in this week's paper: [8-BIT BOOGIE] In touring the country as a rock band, Austin’s Octupus Project may be on the wrong path. Its DayGlo synth textures and skittering drum patterns are certain to shake some booties in a darkened club, but the band’s true calling might be found in the c...
No one believed Kathleen Hanna was sick.
Sure, she hadn’t put
out an album in a few years, but she hadn’t exactly gone into hiding. In
New York, where she relocated after establishing
Music StoriesAndrew W.K. is a head-banging philosopher, a paragon of
positivity and a raging, sweaty, sometimes-bloody ball of light. He’s
also a musician, though that’s the least interesting part of his
personality. His glittery thrash-popMore
So tired/Tired of waiting/Tired of waiting for Snoo-oo-oop!
In general, Portland is a pretty patient town. Ask our citizens to stand in line for hours for shitty doughnuts and foie gras ice cream and they’ll do so gladly, with a smile on their face. Waiting is part of the culture here.Ask them to wait nearly two hours to see Snoop Lion, though, and things start to get tense.Tuesday night at the Roseland, the rapper formerly known (and, let’s face...
The trend of bands performing seminal albums live in their
entirety is a double-edged phenomenon. On one hand, it kills the
thrilling unpredictability of the set list, and forces audiences to sit
In 1995, the Rose Garden celebrated its
opening with an inaugural concert by David Bowie, with Nine Inch Nails
opening. Over the next 18 years, the arena enjoyed many more