Who is Rynne Stump, and how the hell did she get her own music festival?
As Andy Warhol said, “Everyone gets their
15 minutes of fame—and, in the future, their own music festival.” But
when Rynne Stump persuaded Mississippi Studios to let her book a night
of ... More
Two decades later, the band behind the music of Pete & Pete gets real.
Like many acclaimed cultural artifacts of the ’90s, Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete
ended right as it hit its stride. Besides lasting only three seasons,
then being decommiss ... More
[FOLK SOUL] Early in her career,
Catherine Feeny had what seemed like a pretty straight shot at a life of
recording safe, folky pop tunes tailor-made for licensing success. But
she chose growt ... More
[FLOATING FUNK] When they first emerged a
few years ago, the members of Swahili were psychedelic sound-painters
whose work implied rhythm more often than actually providing any. With
second al ... More
[SOUNDTRACK SANS FILM] Like Talkdemonic before it, 1939
Ensemble is a minimal instrumental outfit that is slowly loosening its
internal set of rules. The former drums-and-vibes duo of Jose Medel ... More
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
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
[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
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
[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
[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
[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