Why should you care about a band called Come performing at Mississippi Studios tonight? Let Robert Ham tell you: "With dozens of other ’90s-era bands reuniting to great acclaim and profits, the ripple effect is finally stirring up int...
The Dandy Warhols at the 2003 Rock am Ring Festival in Nurberg, Germany:"I remember this show specifically because the crowd size was limited by that dense grove of trees in the back. Turns out that's the only real problem with Rock Am Ring: only about 50,000 people can see the show at a time. This left another 50,000-plus folks super pissed off that they didn't get to see us af...
It’s a drizzly Memorial Day morning, and
I’m standing in calf-deep water in a Yamhill River tributary, searching
for redemption. More literally, I am learning tenkara, the Japanese
Fort George’s Tender Loving Empire Northwest Pale Ale is
named after the venerable Portland indie-pop record label and boutique,
and it drinks the way many of the bands on the label sound: pleas
Lineup! Getcha free all-ages music festival lineup here!
At this stage in the game, it's not surprising when the lineup for PDX Pop Now—Portland's best all-local, all-ages, all-free music festival—turns out to be a wide-ranging snapshot of the Portland music scene circa right now. For the volunteer-run festival's 10th anniversary, though, the organizers have outdone themselves. It's not all-inclus...
Not a guide to Portland’s best restaurants—just seven Portland diners.
The Oregonian Publishing Company LLC has written to us to complain that Willamette Week’s 2013 guide to Portland diners is likely to cause confusion and represents unfair competition. To be clear: the seven reviews in our online guide represent a parody of The Oregonian’s 2013 Dine...More
Here's what Reed Jackson wrote about agit-hip-hop vets the Coup in this week's paper:[FUNK] It’s hard not to like the style of Oakland-based hip-hop group the Coup. The group consists of an Afro-adorned political activist named Boots Riley, who raps about social injustices in a smooth, pimped-out hush, and DJ Pam the Funkstress, whose s...