Scary Monsters

With his stunning new album, Perfume Genius stops being sad and starts getting even.

Music Stories From a young age, Mike Hadreas has been keenly aware that his existence makes other people... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: King Tuff, Le Sera

Music Stories [MACABRE POP] Kyle Thomas, better known by the moniker King Tuff, likes spooky shit.... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by ASHLEY JOCZ

Martin Bisi: Thursday, Oct. 23

A producer from New York’s cutting edge leaves the studio.

Music Stories In the early ’80s, New York was a magical place. The disco scene spilled... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by NATHAN CARSON
 
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Scary Monsters

With his stunning new album, Perfume Genius stops being sad and starts getting even.

Music Stories From a young age, Mike Hadreas has been keenly aware that his existence makes other people uncomfortable. To put it lightly, that used to bum him out. The first two albums he released as Perfume ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: King Tuff, Le Sera

Music Stories [MACABRE POP] Kyle Thomas, better known by the moniker King Tuff, likes spooky shit. Whether it’s conveyed sonically via ominous basslines, lyrically through references to graveyards and freak c ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by ASHLEY JOCZ

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

Martin Bisi: Thursday, Oct. 23

A producer from New York’s cutting edge leaves the studio.

Music Stories In the early ’80s, New York was a magical place. The disco scene spilled out across the city from Studio 54, and musical styles as disparate as No Wave and hip-hop mingled and matured in tande ... More

Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am by NATHAN CARSON

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

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

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: 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

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

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

White Hinterland: Sunday, Oct. 12

Casey Dienel left Portland to move back in with her parents. Then she made her best album yet.

Music Stories After Al Capone’s release from prison and frequent hospitalization, he moved to Palm Island, an exclusive neighborhood in Miami Beach. In order to escape his criminal past and any further mi ... More

Oct 8, 2014 12:01 am by ASHLEY JOCZ

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

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

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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