A PSU student attempts to recreate a lost Grateful Dead show, based on the memories of those who were there. Good luck!
They say anyone who remembers the ’60s wasn’t there.
Tell it to Travis
Neel. For the last six months, the 29-year-old Portland State University
graduate student has been studying the Gratefu ... More
“The Cuckoo,” Clarence AshleyThis is one of those grand old songs from across the seas
that is timeless and transcends the limits of our current mode of
musical thought.“See That My Grave is ... More
At age 94, Portland’s accordion king is still pushing buttons.
The accordion has 233 buttons, 41 keys
and 8,888 chords. George Rozwick won’t claim he knows all the chords off
the top of his head. Pretty much everything else, though? He’s got it.
Of cour ... More
[HEARTBROKEN ROCK] Don’t be fooled by the picture on the
cover of Scout Niblett’s new album, a photo-booth shot of a couple in
full make-out mode. The heart of It’s Up to Emma is not a
rom ... More
[POP OPERA] Concept albums demand some suspension of disbelief and a little imagination from the listener. When the story being related is in the realm of epic fantasy, as is the case with Morni ... More
Six years ago, the last band anyone would’ve pegged to make it big outside of Portland might have been Wampire. First
of all, there’s that name. An inside joke goofing on the German
pronunciat ... More
Dalai Lama: “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.”
Anthony Kiedis: “And my friend’s named Bob. Like the de ... More
Born: In Savannah, Ga., in 1975.
Sounds like: Listening to the coolest dude at the
party shoot the shit as the DJ spins ’70s soul, ’80s boogie funk and the
occasional modern electro-pop recor ... More
[INSTRUMENTAL MINIMALISM] Ambient music
is a dangerous proposition for even the most studied of musicians. The
combination of elongated drones, stillness and washes of synth has to be
measured p ... More
[PSYCH-PUNK] One does not simply record
Sun Angle. Feeding psychedelic guitars and pan-global rhythms through
punk tempos delivered with free-jazz abandon, the band—a collaboration
between thr ... More
10 local acts that Portland’s music insiders think you should hear.
Close your eyes and think of a typical Portland band.
You’re imagining a group of sensitive lumberjacks playing sad-sack folk
tunes on old-timey instruments, aren’t you?
Ask those truly in ... More
Walter Salas-Humara and Charlie Salas-Humara have nothing in common.
Well, except for the
last name, of course. And Charlie’s dad, who happens to be Walter’s
brother. In musical terms, ... More
Apparently, someone or something by that name played the
Foggy Notion in March. That’s all we know, but c’mon: You’re just happy
to live in a city where something called “ ... More