A conversation with Portland’s foremost Soundgarden expert.
If music fandom is measured by the number of times people
have seen their favorite band live, then Matt Reeder is a lousy
Soundgarden fan. He owns 250 bootlegs, all the band’s official releases
The future of hip-hop is living in Seattle. And no, it’s not Macklemore.
[TOMORROW’S HIP-HOP] Like an increasing number of rappers
these days, Tay Sean Brown of Seattle’s Kingdom Crumbs doesn’t listen to
much hip-hop. Not as much as he used to, anyway. Growing up
In theory, Thorne Lounge (4260 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 234-2423, thornelounge.com)
is a rock-’n’-roll bar. Right now, though, the vibe is more adult
contemporary. It’s open-mic night, and at the
Mumford & Sons, Postal Service, Macklemore, someone with the last name Knowles and more scheduled to appear.
Well, there's no Phoenix or reunited Britpop legends, but at least there's no Red Hot Chili Peppers, either. The 2013 Sasquatch lineup is out and it's, well, a music festival circa 2013. Headliners include the reunited Postal Service; Seattle-bred indie-rap uber-success story Macklemore and Ryan Lewis; "retarded Irish folk singers" (More
In 2011, Ruban Nielson created Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It almost killed him.
Ruban Nielson thought he was going to die.
Not in the
metaphorical sense, either: In his first year touring with Unknown
Mortal Orchestra, his blog-approved psych-pop group, the 32-year-ol
1. Norm Macdonald (1994-97)
He turned the Saturday Night Live
news desk into his own absurdist playground, brilliantly mocking not so
much the news as “Weekend Update” itself. Frank Stallone
Finding Portland’s best take on the classic winter drink.
Baby, it’s goddamn freezing outside. OK, maybe we don’t
have it as bad as most of the country. But Portlanders only complain
about the weather to justify their other favorite pastime: staying
A lot of people know where Aaron Colter and Louie Herr
live. It’s a nondescript white house in a Southeast Portland
neighborhood they would rather not have publicized, even though, at this