The new Elliott Smith documentary puts the focus where it belongs: His music.
The phrase “a documentary on Elliott
Smith” must induce a twinge of post-traumatic stress in fans of the late
singer-songwriter, not to mention those who actually knew him. The last
When one thinks of classic Hollywood, certain images
immediately leap to mind. A brooding Marlon Brando in a tight T-shirt,
cigarette perched between his fingers. Dustin Hoffman being seduced by
The Northwest Portland punk club's final show is Nov. 1.
And Portland's Barmageddon continues: Slabtown, the iconic Northwest Portland rock'n'roll club, is closing permanently, owner Doug Rogers announced on Facebook today. The final show is Nov. 1. The club, which has been around in various incarnations since the '70s, became More
Of all the damning moments for the Dandy Warhols in the 2004 documentary Dig!,
the worst occurs the morning after a wild party at the shared house of
their friends, fellow psych-rockers the Bria
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Some twins can finish each other’s sentences, or guess
what number the other is imagining with to-the-decimal-point accuracy.
In The Skeleton Twins, Maggie and Milo’s sibling ESP
Where to get coffee styles from around the globe in Portland.
DARK-ROAST ESPRESSO MACCHIATO - ITALY
Caffe Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave., 241-5300, caffeumbria.com.
Caffe Umbria clings to tradition, in part because owner
Emanuele Bizzarri is familiar with the
Mysterious masked men are coming to deliver Portland from evil via heavy sci-fi electro dance jams. We lift the veil...sort of.
During what turned out to be the United States' final game of the World Cup earlier this year, the receptionist at Willamette Week came upstairs to pull me away from the office television. "You need to see this," she said. A pair of faceless druids sheathed in black cloaks were kneeling before the front desk, offering me a plastic light saber and a business card with the image of a medieval ...
[BLUE-COLLAR GUITAR POP] Night Mechanic’s third album will
hit like a rush of blood to the heart for anyone wondering where all
the great indie-rock guitar bands have gone. It’s not just tha
When I interviewed sound artist Tim Hecker recently, I asked about his live show. It’s something I don’t normally do, because YouTube can usually answer such queries for me. But because he's an artist who doesn’t perform that often and who straddles the line between the avant-garde and “conventional” pop...
Swans are the Game of Thrones of bands: epic in scale, tonally intense, and if you told me any of the members had once crushed a man's skull with their bare hands, I wouldn't question it. At the Roseland Theater on Sept. 6, each song unfurled with a season's worth of stomach-knotting dread, and most at about half the length of a typical GoT episode. (And even better: no s...