Trial By Fire

The Growlers learn you can’t go home again—especially after your home burns to the ground.

Music Stories There comes a time in every young punk’s life when it’s time to abandon the squat and... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Bob Dylan vs. Jimmy Buffett

Music Stories Bob Dylan and Jimmy Buffett are playing Portland the same night. One is the poet... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

The 11 Best Shows of Doug Fir’s First Decade

By Doug Fir’s bookers.

Top 5 Alicia Rose: Quasi and the Joggers (Oct. 9, 2004) This first night really... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Show Preview: Hozier, James Bay

Music Stories [RUSTIC SOUL] While it's easy to bask in the warm glow of Sam Smith... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Introducing Roselit Bone

Music Stories Who: Josh McCaslin (vocals, guitar); Victor Franco (guitar);... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER
 
 

Bob Dylan vs. Jimmy Buffett

Music Stories Bob Dylan and Jimmy Buffett are playing Portland the same night. One is the poet laureate of the ’60s, a bard of social upheaval and one of most crucial all-around figures of the 20th century. T ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Hozier, James Bay

Music Stories [RUSTIC SOUL] While it's easy to bask in the warm glow of Sam Smith and the Black Keys individually these days, why not embrace an artist who evokes both? Andrew Hozier-Byrne, aka Hozier, is a ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

The 11 Best Shows of Doug Fir’s First Decade

By Doug Fir’s bookers.

Top 5 Alicia Rose: Quasi and the Joggers (Oct. 9, 2004) This first night really set the pace for what was to come at Doug Fir. Sam and Janet of Quasi tore it up like they had built the place, and the ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by WW MUSIC STAFF

Trial By Fire

The Growlers learn you can’t go home again—especially after your home burns to the ground.

Music Stories There comes a time in every young punk’s life when it’s time to abandon the squat and move on to bigger ventures. For Orange County’s the Growlers, that decision did not come voluntarily. ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Greylag: Album Review

Greylag (Dead Oceans)

Album Reviews [FOLK ROCK] Greylag’s self-titled album is a perfect introduction to Portland’s impending rainy season. The debut LP from the local three-piece is heavy on moody vocals and blustery instru ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Introducing Roselit Bone

Music Stories Who: Josh McCaslin (vocals, guitar); Victor Franco (guitar); Don Ankrom (bass); Barry A. Walker Jr. (pedal steel); Daniel Gruszka, David Binnig, Poom Aempoo (trumpets); Peter Mullally (baritone ... More

Oct 15, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Sallie Ford

Slap Back (Vanguard)

Album Reviews [CONFESSIONAL GARAGE ROCK] Sallie Ford’s debut solo album probably won’t earn the comparisons to Ella Fitzgerald she received with her previous band, the Sound Outside. On Slap Back, she s ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Album Review: Witch Mountain

Mobile of Angels (Profound Lore)

Album Reviews [DIRGE METAL] Witch Mountain’s Mobile of Angels starts with slow, bluesy riffage, which is exactly what fans have come to expect from the band after nearly 20 years together. But around the ... More

Sep 24, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Show Preview: Too Many Zooz, Neka & Kahlo, DJ Hwy 7 & the Ghost Train

Music Stories [SUBWAY SOUNDS] Calling New York’s Too Many Zooz an overnight success would be a mistake, though it’s an easy one to make. Thanks to Reddit, a video of one of the trio’s energetic performanc ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by JAMES HELMSWORTH

Flirting With The Flicks

The new Elliott Smith documentary puts the focus where it belongs: His music.

Music Stories The phrase “a documentary on Elliott Smith” must induce a twinge of post-traumatic stress in fans of the late singer-songwriter, not to mention those who actually knew him. The last time s ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

How to Dance Like Future Islands: An Animated Guide

MFNW 2014 On a Monday night in early March, everything changed for Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop trio was in New York to make its national television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, p ... More

Aug 13, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Pranks, Lies and Videotape

The Dandy Warhols and Dig!, a decade later.

Music Stories Of all the damning moments for the Dandy Warhols in the 2004 documentary Dig!, the worst occurs the morning after a wild party at the shared house of their friends, fellow psych-rockers the Bria ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Night Mechanic

Day Surgery (AIO Soundings)

Album Reviews [BLUE-COLLAR GUITAR POP] Night Mechanic’s third album will hit like a rush of blood to the heart for anyone wondering where all the great indie-rock guitar bands have gone. It’s not just tha ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Elton Cray

Music Stories Sounds like: Andre 3000 as a motivational speaker.  For fans of: Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, College Dropout-era Kanye.  Why you care: Elton Cray has never cared whether hip-hop excluded hi ... More

Oct 1, 2014 12:01 am by SHANNON GORMLEY

Album Review: Lubec

The Thrall (Like Young)

Album Reviews [ROCK DEVELOPMENTS] At times overwrought in its effort to convey some heavy emotional states, Portland quartet Lubec turns in 11 tracks on a full-length debut that surveys life around the city. ... More

Sep 17, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Hustle and Drone

Holyland (Red Bull Sound Select)

Album Reviews [SYNTH POP] Despite its ubiquity on Top 40 charts the past three decades, synth-pop music has rarely felt both modern and sincere. In the ’80s, the omnipresence of chintzy Casio presets often ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL
 

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