C’mon, Get Happy

Horse Feathers’ Justin Ringle cheers up…sort of.

Music Stories Justin Ringle generally doesn’t see things in black and white. As the lead vocalist and... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by BRANDON WIDDER

Primer: A Concerned Parent’s Guide to Trapfest

Music Stories Ah! What is that horrible noise?! It sounds like a bunch of alarm clocks going off... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Q&A: Hutch Harris on Standup Comedy

How the Thermals’ frontman went from shouting down injustice to joking about man boobs.

Music Stories Comedy is the new punk rock, they say, but in the case of Hutch Harris,... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Rap Class

“Alone” (Dropping Gems)

Album Reviews [TECHNO SHOUT-OUT]  It doesn’t take too long into Rap Class’... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Album Review: New Move

“Don’t Wanna Lose” (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [CLASSIC POP] When it comes to songwriting, Jesse Bettis is... More

Nov 26, 2014 10:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER
 
 

C’mon, Get Happy

Horse Feathers’ Justin Ringle cheers up…sort of.

Music Stories Justin Ringle generally doesn’t see things in black and white. As the lead vocalist and songwriter behind Portland’s Horse Feathers, he’s spent the better part of a decade struggling to ma ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by BRANDON WIDDER

Primer: A Concerned Parent’s Guide to Trapfest

Music Stories Ah! What is that horrible noise?! It sounds like a bunch of alarm clocks going off at once, but with a horn section behind it!   It’s a song called— That’s a song? Yes. The name is � ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Album Review: New Move

“Don’t Wanna Lose” (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [CLASSIC POP] When it comes to songwriting, Jesse Bettis is an unabashed classicist. That was true of Oh Captain My Captain, his former band, whose widescreen pop drew upon Bowie, Queen and Radi ... More

Nov 26, 2014 10:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Q&A: Hutch Harris on Standup Comedy

How the Thermals’ frontman went from shouting down injustice to joking about man boobs.

Music Stories Comedy is the new punk rock, they say, but in the case of Hutch Harris, punks are the new comics. In recent weeks, the Thermals’ singer-guitarist has gone from Portland comedy-scene booster to ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: New Move

“Don’t Wanna Lose” (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [CLASSIC POP] When it comes to songwriting, Jesse Bettis is an unabashed classicist. That was true of Oh Captain My Captain, his former band, whose widescreen pop drew upon Bowie, Queen and Radi ... More

Nov 26, 2014 10:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Boy-Band Solo Albums Not By Justin Timberlake

Top 5 JC Chasez, Schizophrenic (2004) While Timberlake was still in his Off the Wall phase, Chasez—the brooding underwear model to JT’s boy next door—skipped straight to FutureSex/LoveSounds, ropin ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Unknown Pleasures

Peter Hook brings New Order’s deep cuts into the light.

Music Stories “I’ve never seen a group bicker as plainly and as openly as me and twat-face,” Peter Hook says over the phone from his room at a Toronto Holiday Inn. The founding bassist of Joy Division a ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Rap Class

“Alone” (Dropping Gems)

Album Reviews [TECHNO SHOUT-OUT]  It doesn’t take too long into Rap Class’ new single, “Alone,” to forget about the golden-era hip-hop breakbeat that opens it up. But the techno rhythm and spar ... More

Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am by MITCH LILLIE

Album Review: Brakemouth

Marlene (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [SOLO SYNTH POP] Brakemouth is Casey Frantum, a one-man avalanche of guitar-driven electronica, operating high atop prefab samples, typically in the form of synthesizers and neatly ironed drums. ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by MARK STOCK

Show Preview: Sturgill Simpson, Lucette

Music Stories [BIG BRITCHES] Jesus gets name-checked in the first few lines of Sturgill Simpson's Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, the Kentucky native's second album. That dead guy's name, though, is qu ... More

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

Stockholm Syndrome

Why metal fans should love First Aid Kit.

Music Stories I hate to break it to you, but country music failed us. Once the genre of choice for outlaws and simple folks with big dreams, it’s become a streamlined industry of tepid tunes and Nashville ... More

Nov 12, 2014 12:01 am by NATHAN CARSON

Album Review: Rocket 3

Burn (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [POP ROCK] The fun of Rocket 3’s debut album, Burn, is in its contrasts. Framed by singer Ramune Nagisetty’s crunchy power chords and sweet, hazy vocals, the album leans toward rock-inflecte ... More

Nov 12, 2014 12:01 am by KAITIE TODD

Show Preview: Death From Above 1979

Music Stories [NO-WAVE FUNK] Looking back on the flash-in-the-pan success of Death From Above 1979’s debut record, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine, it’s hard to pin down what sort of precedent led to the To ... More

Nov 12, 2014 12:01 am by PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Flying Lotus, Thundercat

Music Stories [FUTURE JAZZ] Steven Ellison won’t settle down. The producer, better known to the world as Flying Lotus, isn’t just one of the most innovative musicians putting out material these days. He’s ... More

Nov 12, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Future Historians

Portrait of Self (Self-Released)

Album Reviews [SHIMMERY FOLK] When Future Historians’ Dave Shur set out to put together his band, he had a single quote in mind: “It’s actually very difficult to make something both simple and good.” ... More

Nov 5, 2014 12:01 am by BRANDON WIDDER

Album Review: Atriarch

An Unending Pathway (Relapse)

Album Reviews [MACABRE METAL] If time is indeed a ceaseless circle, as the opening track on An Unending Pathway posits, then Atriarch’s latest album makes a great deal of sense. Pulling from Christian Death ... More

Nov 5, 2014 12:01 am by DAVE CANTOR

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

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
 

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