When it started 15 years ago, Pickathon, Portland’s annual
roots-music festival, had little interest in anything contemporary. As
it’s grown in both size and scope, finally embracing music cre
[GARAGE ROCK] Someone done pissed off Summer Cannibals’
Jessica Boudreaux real good. “I’m dreaming of this city on mute,” she
snarls on “Sounds,” the fuzz-bomb that opens the group’s
Fir Meadows Stage: Lightning Dust (Friday, 7:40 pm)The first day of Pickathon is typically
dedicated to finding camping, then booze, then the square dance, but a
pre-sundown, open-air performance
After six days of blood, sweat and bumper dunks, there is a new Rigsketball champion, and their name is Rio Grands! The swingin' lounge-pop newcomers (formerly known as Rocky and the Proms) defeated electro-poppers (and Portugal the Man affiliates) Hustle and Drone in two hard-fought, grind-it-out games of street ball. Congrat...
Joe Haege has never been easy to pin down. Whether making fractured art-rock in Portland cult legends 31Knots or moody, noirish torch-pop with Tu Fawning, the guy's made the people who have my job work extra hard to even get close to pigeonholing him.Naturally, he doesn't make things ...
Shock! Awe! Chaos! Bedlam! Turmoil! Entropy! Tumult! Pandemonium! Bedlam! Did I say that one already? Whatever other synonyms you can think of that generally mean "Holy crap, I didn't see that coming" can be applied to this year's Rigsketball tournament.Two key upsets have essentially blown up the brackets: First, party-rock goofballs Con ...More
“If the Flaming Lips’ music isn’t enough to convince you
of Wayne Coyne’s genius, consider this: The dude designed a video that
would allow him to audition bare breasts fo
A son of hard-rock royalty forges his own path in EDM.
[ROCK-CAMP STAR] In one form or another, Dustyn Astbury
grew up training for a life in music. From age 13, he spent many of his
summers attending Rock & Roll Camp in his hometown of Pendleton,