Dropping Gems gives electronic music a human pulse.
When Aaron Meola moved to Portland in
2009, electronic music in America was still the province of
chin-scratching Anglophiles and molly-whopped rave kids. Dubstep’s
infernal wub had not yet in
Various Artists, Gem Drops I-II
Featuring tracks from crew members,
affiliates and like-minded fellow travelers, either of these
interchangeable compilations makes an ideal entry point for wading
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II (2/5, Jagjaguwar)
The mystery is gone, but Ruban Nielson’s once-enigmatic
post-Mint Chicks project is still one of Portland’s singular bands.
Based on the new alb
Let’s be honest: You’re not going to remember New Year’s
Eve. Any money you spend to get into a show that night will be flushed
out of your consciousness and down the toilet on a wave of tha
[GOOF POP] You know Con Bro Chill is readying for a video
shoot when it looks like a rainbow exploded in the band’s garage.
Neon-colored duct tape—a motif running through the five YouTube hits
Or should that be Gogo Gadget Fundraiser? Anyway: Help save Portland's all-ages institution!
It sounds like the plot to a Step It Up sequel: Backspace—the last remaining Portland all-ages music venue that, after nine-plus years in business, could conceivably be called a local institution—must raise $10,000 by early January or face eviction. According to club owner Eric Robison, the investment company that...