[TRAD COUNTRY] “Better days are coming soon,” promises
W.C. Beck on this set of purist country tunes, though what he really
means to say is that the best days—for country music, anyway—are
[GLAM POP] In the video for “Gold Standard,” off last year’s Exotic Cakes LP,
the Missouri transplants in Minden introduced themselves to Portland by
stuffing their most hirsute member into
Apologies to Hunter S. Thompson, but there’s nothing
decadent about horse racing in 2013. Now that the sport of kings has
been lowered to plebeian level, though, a day at the races holds a
Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a little power-pop
group from Memphis was once as famous as the Beatles. Children by the
millions sang odes to the lead singer, and teenagers of the 1970s
Plus a stack of vinyl courtesy of Metal Postcard Records!
As you may have heard, there are a few music festivals going on in Portland this weekend. There's PDX Pop Now, of course. But there's also the 8 Track Relay, which combines a who's-who of Northwest luminaries—Menomena, Blitzen Trapper, Cave Sin...
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Few people, I’m guessing, have been to Harrisville, R.I., site of the alleged true-life incident that inspired The Conjuring.
But everyone will find it familiar: an isolated nowhere town where
Revisiting the first edition of Portland’s all-ages music tradition a decade later.
In 2004, a group of 50 musicians and aficionados, spurred by a
conversation on a Web forum, met at the Lucky Lab to discuss how to
better connect the community of Portland to the music being made
[LOVE STONED] In describing the aesthetic of the Memories’
second batch of basement-pop balladry, “lo-fi” doesn’t quite cut it: If
it turned out the band fashioned its four-track into a sm
The Etsy shirt design that sparked a bazillion other Internet parodies. Bonus points for the “Meow War” spinoff.Black Fag
Don’t freak out: It’s a gay Black Flag cover band from, ahe