[CLASSIC POP] When it comes to songwriting, Jesse Bettis
is an unabashed classicist. That was true of Oh Captain My Captain, his
former band, whose widescreen pop drew upon Bowie, Queen and Radi
Comedy and Variety
For Nariko Ott, being funny isn’t a
personality trait, it’s a survival instinct. As the second of four
children raised by a single mother, he knew from a young age that if he
Remembering Dekum Manor, Portland's most infamous house-show venue.
Last week, Dekum Manor—for many years Portland's preeminent house show venue, located at 422 NE Dekum St.—burned down. Though its heyday had passed, the loss represents yet another casualty during a year that has been the disappearance of many local cultural institutions. We aske...More
It’s easy to forget how long Justin Timberlake has been famous. Even though I’m well aware that he shed the boy-band image more than a decade ago, until last night part of me imagined his shows were still filled with a sea of teenage girls screaming themselves hoarse. There was plenty of screaming happening at the Moda Center, but the sources were varied. There was the scrawny 16-year-...
JC Chasez, Schizophrenic (2004)
While Timberlake was still in his Off the Wall phase, Chasez—the brooding underwear model to JT’s boy next door—skipped straight to FutureSex/LoveSounds,
A week after it closed for good, owner Doug Rogers says he will attempt to reopen the Northwest Portland rock club.
Though it had nothing to do with Portland, the episode of AMC's megahit zombie drama The Walking Dead that aired the day after Slabtown's supposed last show ever was titled “Slabtown.”Now, little over a week later, it appears the much-lamented Northwest Portland rock club itself might be rising from the graveMore
Forty years ago, Portland’s best band was a funky soul orchestra from the streets of the Northeast.
In 1974, Portland was a much funkier place. Though still
primarily a rock town, one of the most popular and successful groups to
emerge in that era was Pleasure, a nine-piece, jazz-tinged disco-so