A Guide to Portland Record Stores

In Portland, every day is Record Store Day. This is a guide to all of them.

Music Stories NORTH PORTLAND Beacon Sound 3636 N Mississippi Ave., wearebeaconsound.com.  Noon-7 pm... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Get On the Train

The highlights of this year’s Soul’d Out Music Festival.

Music Stories Robert Glasper Experiment Exhibit A in the case for jazz’s survival, pianist Robert... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Introducing: B.S. Wright

Music Stories Who: Shane Wright (production, vocals). Sounds like: Someone bought those murderous... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Philip Selway, Adem at the Old Church

Music Stories [EVERY BEAT IN ITS RIGHT PLACE] Drummer Philip Selway might be the least well-known... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Dead Moon

Live at Satyricon (Voodoo Doughnut Recordings)

Album Reviews [GHOST OF PUNK PAST] In 1993, the year of this live recording issued for... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Hutch and Kathy

Hutch and Kathy (Jealous Butcher)

Album Reviews [PRE-PUNK] In an attic somewhere, there’s a cache of photos of... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN
 
 

A Guide to Portland Record Stores

In Portland, every day is Record Store Day. This is a guide to all of them.

Music Stories NORTH PORTLAND Beacon Sound 3636 N Mississippi Ave., wearebeaconsound.com.  Noon-7 pm daily. With its clean, minimalist design, Beacon Sound has the air of an art gallery, which might als ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Introducing: B.S. Wright

Music Stories Who: Shane Wright (production, vocals). Sounds like: Someone bought those murderous demon children from David Cronenberg’s The Brood a bunch of synthesizers and loop pedals and introduced them to ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Philip Selway, Adem at the Old Church

Music Stories [EVERY BEAT IN ITS RIGHT PLACE] Drummer Philip Selway might be the least well-known member of Radiohead. For years, glossy features by the likes of Spin and Rolling Stone lauded the band’s democra ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Get On the Train

The highlights of this year’s Soul’d Out Music Festival.

Music Stories Robert Glasper Experiment Exhibit A in the case for jazz’s survival, pianist Robert Glasper’s fluid combinations of jazz, R&B and hip-hop sound as organically related as these not-so-di ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Album Review: Hutch and Kathy

Hutch and Kathy (Jealous Butcher)

Album Reviews [PRE-PUNK] In an attic somewhere, there’s a cache of photos of me in high school, all zitty and blue-haired, playing Hacky Sack in saggy JNCO jeans. Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster were a few ye ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: No. 2

No Memory (Jackpot)

Album Reviews [LOST PORTLAND ROCK] At some point, Elliott Smith fans burn through his all-too-finite discography and wind up at Heatmiser’s last album, Mic City Sons. What that record makes clear is that, d ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Dead Moon

Live at Satyricon (Voodoo Doughnut Recordings)

Album Reviews [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 ... More

Apr 15, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Boise Bands Portland Must See At Treefort

Top 5 History of Boise Rock Showcase (7 pm Wednesday at El Korah Shrine) It kicks off with a tribute to Paul Revere and the Raiders, who got their start in Boise but, after a brief hiatus for some me ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by TODD DUNNIGAN

Garth Brooks: Sunday-Thursday, April 12-16

Why No Fences is the best album of the early ’90s.

Music Stories Garth Brooks has a reputation for going over the top. And if you have tickets to see one of his five sold-out shows at the Moda Center next week, surely you expect smoke machines, a drum kit s ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by MARTIN CIZMAR

It’s the Little Things

Twerps are a tiny band building a big buzz singing about small issues.

Music Stories When Australian indie-rock band Twerps set out to make their second album, the group hit the studio dogged by multiple uncertainties: new members, new songs and no record label. But instead of ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Natural Magic

Natural Magic (Boomarm Nation)

Album Reviews [BALEARIC BEAUTY] Natural Magic, the duo of Mike McKinnon and Matthew Quiet, puts on the Limited Edition parties in Portland that are as exclusive as the name suggests. I’ve never been to one, ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Album Review: The Minus 5

Dungeon Golds (Yep Roc)

Album Reviews [PSYCH ADJACENT] If the Minus 5 wants to count this as its 10th album, fine. But the dozen tracks on Dungeon Golds originate from Scott the Hoople in the Dungeon of Horror, a 2014 Record Store Day b ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Cool Nutz

#BRUH (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [ORIGINAL ROSE CITY HIP-HOP] Rappers have always had a penchant for crowning themselves the “king” or “queen” of whatever town they happen to lord over, but few actually have the track r ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by TJ LOVE
 

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