Like most deep-rooted Oregonians, R. Gregory Nokes
presumed America’s ugly racial history didn’t apply to him. Not
personally, anyway. Slavery, the fifth-generation Oregon native assumed,
The band that made Fred and Toody Cole Portland punk legends rises again—if just for one night.
Who’s going to tell Fred and Toody Cole they can’t smoke in here?
No one at Mississippi
Studios, certainly. Upstairs in the North Portland music venue’s green
room, the punk-rock power cou
It was only a matter of time, really: Voodoo Doughnuts is starting a record label. I'm surprised it took this long. Having already helped turn Portland "weirdness" into a sellable, often phallic-shaped commodity, it makes sense that Voodoo would eventually get into the rock'n'roll business. Plus, owner Tres Shannon is no stra...
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