[GHOST OF PUNK PAST] In 1993, the year of this live
recording issued for the first time by Voodoo Doughnut’s boutique record
label, the grandparents of Portland punk would’ve been a spry 44
Now with Cloud Nothings, Ex Hex, King Tuff , Thundercat and more.
Last year, Pickathon, Portland's best small-scale music festival, seemed to learn a valuable lesson. After flirting with bigger-name headliners, the festival went back to a broader lineup of mostly smaller acts, interspersing Pitchfork-approved indie-rockers with the Americana artists that once made up the bulk of the weekend, and seemed to find a new a...
No one threw a couch out a window. No one needed to get stitches. Everyone’s clothes stayed on, and the chandelier hanging above the venue floor survived unscathed. But it was still the Replacements—or, at least, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson playing the Replacements, which is good enough for me. And, as much as one could hope or expect in 2015, the show at the Crystal Ballroom on Frida...More
The Replacements played a lot of terrible shows. The only one it apologized for happened in Portland.
About the time the couch crash-landed on Southeast Ash
Street, it became clear this was a Replacements show that would live in
always brought out the worst in the Replacemen
Predicting the NBA futures of the Nike Hoop Summit’s graduating class.
Basketball never stops, they say, but it
does slow down. In fact, this particular week is among the most
interminable for hardcore hoopsheads. March Madness is over, and the NBA
Moments before her apartment caught fire, Laura Gibson spoke about singing into New York’s noise.
Her first week in New York, on the way to her first
classes in the creative writing program at Hunter College, Laura Gibson
stepped off a curb and broke her foot. To some, that would register as
Best New Portland Music
[POSTCARDS FROM SOMEWHERE] Appropriately for an album informed by the perpetual displacement of life on the road, No News From Home,
the second full-length from kaleidoscopic folkies Houndstooth,
An online relief effort for the singer-songwriter has already doubled its goal.
As you've likely already seen, Portland singer-songwriter Laura Gibson's New York apartment was the victim of a gas line explosion in the East Village on March 26 that collapsed two buildings and killed two people. Though she escaped unharmed, Gibson, who m...
Jessica Lea Mayfield and an Avett Brother pay homage to Elliott Smith.
Jessica Lea Mayfield has waltzed into a minefield.
Earlier this month,
the Ohio singer-songwriter, in collaboration with Seth Avett of the
Avett Brothers, released an album of Elliott Smith co