In 1964’s Dizzie Gillespie, filmmaker Les Blank’s
first music-based documentary, the titular giant of jazz trumpet speaks
into the camera, attempting to describe his playing style. He has a ha
You know Band of Horses, don't you? If not, let one of our contributing music writers, Brandon Widder, tell you a bit about them: [WILD HORSES] Expectations were high when producer Glyn Johns stepped in to helm Band of Horses’ latest effort, Mirage Rock. Why wouldn't they be? The man engineered the first Zeppelin album, for Ch...
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 ...