Music StoriesAndrew W.K. is a head-banging philosopher, a paragon of
positivity and a raging, sweaty, sometimes-bloody ball of light. He’s
also a musician, though that’s the least interesting part of his
personality. His glittery thrash-popMore
So tired/Tired of waiting/Tired of waiting for Snoo-oo-oop!
In general, Portland is a pretty patient town. Ask our citizens to stand in line for hours for shitty doughnuts and foie gras ice cream and they’ll do so gladly, with a smile on their face. Waiting is part of the culture here.Ask them to wait nearly two hours to see Snoop Lion, though, and things start to get tense.Tuesday night at the Roseland, the rapper formerly known (and, let’s face...
The trend of bands performing seminal albums live in their
entirety is a double-edged phenomenon. On one hand, it kills the
thrilling unpredictability of the set list, and forces audiences to sit
In 1995, the Rose Garden celebrated its
opening with an inaugural concert by David Bowie, with Nine Inch Nails
opening. Over the next 18 years, the arena enjoyed many more
Study the schedule.
Winging it is fun and all, until you’ve stumbled upon
nothing to your liking, then you realize Deerhunter just started at the
Crystal and you’re at Roseland, and then you
After four decades off the grid, a soul-funk genius resumes his career.
When an artist vanishes for 40 years, rumors are going to
spread, none of them good. So it was with Shuggie Otis. Nearly four
decades passed after the release of his third album, the psychedelic
In late-’70s England, there wasn’t a more fearsome creature
prowling the streets of London than Ian Rubbish. The levels of bile
pumping through his spleen made Johnny Rotten look like Mr. Bean
For six days, the entire city of Portland is bonded by a strip of plastic.
At MusicfestNW, the feedback permanently humming in the
Pacific Northwest air turns into a tangible object wrapped around our
wrists. In the daylight hours, when the noise is replaced by quiet
Founded: In 1996 in Los Angeles.
Signature style: Hip-hop based around crackling
rare grooves repurposed for rappers less willfully eccentric than just
supremely, transcendently high.
Let Amenta Abioto clear her throat. You won’t regret it.
[AVANT-GARDE SOUL] Singer Amenta Abioto thinks of herself
as a magician. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean she goes around pulling
quarters out from behind the ears of the audience. She’s refer