In Portland, every day is Record Store Day. This is a guide to all of them.
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
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
[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
The highlights of this year’s Soul’d Out Music Festival.
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
[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
[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
[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
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
Why No Fences is the best album of the early ’90s.
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
Twerps are a tiny band building a big buzz singing about small issues.
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
[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
[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
[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