Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-295-1-.html Tue, 02 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 RIFF CITY - The rise and fall of the great pop hopes that ruled Portland's early-'90s music scene. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4779-riff_city_the_rise_and_fall_of_the_great_pop_hopes_that_ruled_portlands_early_90s_music_scene.html A Year in the Death of Elliott Smith - Unpacking the life of indie rock's poet laureate. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3700-a_year_in_the_death_of_elliott_smith_unpacking_the_life_of_indie_rocks_poet_laureate.html COSMIC DANCE - Remembering Orion Satushek and the Spooky Dance Band. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4514-cosmic_dance_remembering_orion_satushek_and_the_spooky_dance_band.html He Is A Scientist - Part two of the Courtney Taylor-Taylor interview. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5133-he_is_a_scientist_part_two_of_the_courtney_taylor_taylor_interview.html Shipwrecked - The FCC sinks Portland's radio pirates' signal. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5371-shipwrecked_the_fcc_sinks_portlands_radio_pirates_signal.html Portland, Loveless? - Rumors persist that the eastside's big concrete box is crumbling. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5086-portland_loveless_rumors_persist_that_the_eastsides_big_concrete_box_is_crumbling.html Do Strokes Dream of Electric Groupies? - Are these guys for real? Do we care? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3108-do_strokes_dream_of_electric_groupies_are_these_guys_for_real_do_we_care.html Gates to the City - After years of wandering, Rebecca Gates returns to pop and Portland. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19297-gates_to_the_city_after_years_of_wandering_rebecca_gates_returns_to_pop_and_portland.html “I was living in Rhode Island, at a friends’ house in the middle of the country. I was spending a lot of time at the ocean, in the morning and in the evening.” Rebecca Gates is explaining ]]> HORN AGAIN - Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, the Crazy 8's bring back serious ska. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3472-horn_again_celebrating_the_20th_anniversary_of_their_debut_album_the_crazy_8s_bring_back_serious_ska.html NOTHING IS REVEALED - Bob Dylan has lied to us for years. Can two new explorations of his life offer a grain of truth? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3890-nothing_is_revealed_bob_dylan_has_lied_to_us_for_years_can_two_new_explorations_of_his_life_offer_a_.html Top Five K Records Songs I Came to Love While Writing <i>Love Rock Revolution</i>. - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19408-top_five_k_records_songs_i_came_to_love_while_writing_love_rock_revolution_.html “Youth,” Beat HappeningThis 1984 ditty is a fitting prologue to the whole K story. “I thought there must be more to this world than we’re being told,” Calvin Johnson sings. “When you��]]> Portland Band Obituaries - These are bands that died, died. All these bands, they died. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4889-portland_band_obituaries_these_are_bands_that_died_died_all_these_bands_they_died.html The Warlord From Mars - My first—and probably last— interview with Courtney Taylor-Taylor. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5109-the_warlord_from_mars_my_firstmdashand_probably_lastmdash_interview_with_courtney_taylor_taylor.html Artist Breaks For Pleasure - Boy Eats Drum Machine teams up with some of Portland's best drummers, and they didn't even know it. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4989-artist_breaks_for_pleasure_boy_eats_drum_machine_teams_up_with_some_of_portlands_best_drummers_and_t.html Return Of The Pleasantness - For almost a year, loyal talk-radio listeners waited for Rick Emerson's return. They wait no more. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5420-return_of_the_pleasantness_for_almost_a_year_loyal_talk_radio_listeners_waited_for_rick_emersons_ret.html TIME IN A BOTTLE - Wobbling down the whiskey river with Little Sue and Lynn Conover. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4854-time_in_a_bottle_wobbling_down_the_whiskey_river_with_little_sue_and_lynn_conover.html Positive Exposure - The Wanteds' Tommy Harrington marches to the beat of vulnerability. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4037-positive_exposure_the_wanteds_tommy_harrington_marches_to_the_beat_of_vulnerability.html Indymedia Lied! - A call for accountability on the wide-open Web. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5424-indymedia_lied__a_call_for_accountability_on_the_wide_open_web.html PORTLAND IS YOUR LAND - Welcome to the paper of record for your music scene. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4807-portland_is_your_land_welcome_to_the_paper_of_record_for_your_music_scene.html WHO ARE WE? - Don't listen to the journalists. Listen to the music. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4622-who_are_we_dont_listen_to_the_journalists_listen_to_the_music.html I Wish I Could Quit You - Once a little bit country, always a little bit country. Right? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5263-i_wish_i_could_quit_you_once_a_little_bit_country_always_a_little_bit_country_right.html ALL PDX POP, ALL WEEKEND LONG - For the second year in a row, local music festival spreads the love. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4676-all_pdx_pop_all_weekend_long_for_the_second_year_in_a_row_local_music_festival_spreads_the_love.html THE STACK with Monkey Trick's Trevor Solomon - Warning: The description of these albums may offend, which is just the way the Jesus Lizard would have wanted it. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3990-the_stack_with_monkey_tricks_trevor_solomon_warning_the_description_of_these_albums_may_offend_which.html Hedging Bets - Richmond Fontaine shows that small times can come up big. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-2835-hedging_bets_richmond_fontaine_shows_that_small_times_can_come_up_big.html BIRTH OF A FESTIVAL - How 14 local musicians and fans turned an email discussion into a three-day music festival. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3377-birth_of_a_festival_how_14_local_musicians_and_fans_turned_an_email_discussion_into_a_three_day_musi.html The Mellowing Of Meloy - The Decemberists lead man talks about the joys of letting go. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6138-the_mellowing_of_meloy_the_decemberists_lead_man_talks_about_the_joys_of_letting_go.html Berbati's Turns to Rental Space - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5201-berbatis_turns_to_rental_space_.html 500 Words with ... Tommy Stinson - How telemarketing saved the former Replacement's career. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3553-500_words_with_tommy_stinson_how_telemarketing_saved_the_former_replacements_career.html Select, Cut... - A regular Joe by day, Marius Libman will make you work by night. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5222-select_cut_a_regular_joe_by_day_marius_libman_will_make_you_work_by_night.html BRIGHT EYES, BIG DITTY - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4554-bright_eyes_big_ditty_.html