One night in 2008, while on tour in Europe, Valet died onstage. It was only 2 years old. “All
my gear was destroyed because this record store didn’t have a power
converter,” says singer Hone
[POST-PUNK] It doesn’t take a geneticist to map the DNA of post-punk resurrectors Lunch—only a BBC radio host from the 1980s. On its second album, the band wears its debt to such harbingers of Eng
The historic Hawthorne venue's latest incarnation hosts its final shows this month.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Alhambra Theatre is closing. Again. According to a post on the venue's Facebook page, the current occupants of the century-old music venue at the corner of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and 49th Avenue "have been unable to come ...
Well, hey there, PDX Pop Now lineup. Fancy seeing you here. Now in its 12th year, the annual local music festival is, as always, a snapshot of the Portland music scene at this moment. It's hard to identify the headliners among this group, but it speaks to how wide-open the landscape is right now: Every act has a chance to rule the weekend. Stylistically, there's a little bit of every...
It’s time to admit that punk rock failed. In terms of
widespread cultural revolution, punk and its offspring now sit at the
losers’ table with the hippies, watching as hip-hop and electronic
Sufjan Stevens’ new record might be his “Oregon album,” but don’t expect to see him in ads for the tourism bureau any time soon.
“I forgive you,
mother, I can hear you/ And I long to b
“Whooooooooa!” A dozen heads turn toward the
potbellied man in the white NASCAR hat and Jimmy Buffett tour T-shirt
standing in the doorway. “I like the light in here!” At last, they’ve