The Trials of Tribute

Jessica Lea Mayfield and an Avett Brother pay homage to Elliott Smith.

Music Stories Jessica Lea Mayfield has waltzed into a minefield. Earlier this month, the Ohio singer-songwriter,... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: HANiF. (formerly Luck-One)

Music Stories A little over a year ago, rapper Hanif Collins left Portland as Luck-One. Now, he’s coming... More

Mar 25, 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... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by TODD DUNNIGAN

Show Preview: Marilyn Manson at the Roseland

Music Stories [AMERICAN HORROR STORY] In 2001, The Onion published an article with the headline,... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Dylan Stark

Music Stories Who: Dylan Stark (samples, digital arrangement). Sounds like: A cool, sunny,... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE
 
 

The Trials of Tribute

Jessica Lea Mayfield and an Avett Brother pay homage to Elliott Smith.

Music Stories 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 ... More

Mar 25, 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

Show Preview: Marilyn Manson at the Roseland

Music Stories [AMERICAN HORROR STORY] In 2001, The Onion published an article with the headline, “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” The conceit was that, with Eminem having us ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Dylan Stark

Music Stories Who: Dylan Stark (samples, digital arrangement). Sounds like: A cool, sunny, midmorning dance party on a tropical ecotour at the bittersweet end of your trip to the Amazon. For fans of: The Field, D ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Mic Check: HANiF. (formerly Luck-One)

Music Stories A little over a year ago, rapper Hanif Collins left Portland as Luck-One. Now, he’s coming back as Hanif. Or rather, HANiF.—please write the period. Once the self-proclaimed “King of the N ... More

Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Girls in Trouble

Music Stories Who: Alicia Jo Rabins (vocals, violin), Aaron Hartman (bass).   Sounds like: Soaring folk ballads mixed with dark 1990s alt-rock and Jewish theology. For fans of: Andrew Bird, Nina Nastasia, th ... More

Mar 18, 2015 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

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

Album Review: Summer Cannibals

Show Us Your Mind (New Moss)

Album Reviews [POLISHED DISTORTION] Anyone who’s ever walked through the streets with music blaring through headphones has experienced how whatever you’re listening to affects the way you move. If you’r ... More

Mar 4, 2015 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

The Regulator

Rappers age, but Warren G’s 21-year-old gangsta classic is timeless.

Music Stories In most situations, jumping into a back-alley dice game with a bunch of strangers is a spectacularly bad idea. But for Warren G, it turned out to be the best decision of his career. For a ge ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Lost Lander

Medallion (Glad I Did)

Album Reviews [EPIC POP] Whereas debut albums often begin with a bang, sophomore records tend to start with a statement. Lost Lander hit the ground running in 2012 with its excellent first album, DRRT, pair ... More

Feb 25, 2015 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Album Review: Alialujah Choir

Big Picture Show (Woodphone)

Album Reviews [FURTHER FOLK] Sequencing an album is a tougher and more important task than it seems. You often want to open with a bang—a song that immediately hooks the listener. On the other hand, no one ... More

Feb 11, 2015 12:01 am by BRANDON WIDDER

Album Review: Grand Lake Islands

Song From Far (Good Mountain)

Album Reviews [RATTLED FOLK] Song From Far begins exactly as that: a quiet cacophony of atmospheric rustling that sounds like faraway spirits tuning their collective voice. Very soon, the drifting experimen ... More

Feb 11, 2015 12:01 am by MARK STOCK
 

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