Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-65-1-.html Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 A Requiem For Jiggles - The booze-free strip club that local teens turned into an icon. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22132-a_requiem_for_jiggles_the_booze_free_strip_club_that_local_teens_turned_into_an_icon.html In June, Portland will lose a legend. For three decades, the Jiggles sign at exit 289 on I-5 has stood as a tantalizing promise of adult privilege to adolescent males of all ages. It may be diff]]> I Think I Was There - An oral history of Satyricon. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12560-i_think_i_was_there_an_oral_history_of_satyricon.html

In 1983, Portland’s Chinatown was, by all accounts, a real shithole. Peppered with empty lots, boarded-up storefronts and dealers pushing cocaine and heroin as casually as a grocery store clerk might ask “paper or plastic?”—it was a part of town best avoided altogether. It was in the heart of this dubious neighborhood that George Touhouliotis, a 36-year-old Greek immigrant and former cab driver with a fondness for poetry and rebellious youth culture, opened an equally dirty bar called Satyricon...

<i>One Night With Janis Joplin</i> (PCS) - Miles and miles and miles of heart. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17563-one_night_with_janis_joplin_%28pcs%29_miles_and_miles_and_miles_of_heart.html Portland Center Stage, inexplicably determined that its final show of the season pay tribute to a long-deceased blues belter of dimming celebrity, decided mid-season to shelve the originally schedul]]> <i>Trek</i> in the Park (Atomic Arts) - Summer Spock theater. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17750-trek_in_the_park_%28atomic_arts%29_summer_spock_theater.html Seating space: the final frontier. Rapidly growing and ever more eclectic (though, shall we say, far from diverse) crowds have overwhelmed the smallish amphitheater within Northeast Portland’s Wo]]> Portland Rock Trivia - Twelve absolutely random things you didn’t know about the Portland music scene. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19623-portland_rock_trivia_twelve_absolutely_random_things_you_didnt_know_about_the_portland_music_scene.html 1.MusicfestNW began as the bastard child of SXSW...]]> Flayed Alive - A Food Network loudmouth hits town, and a Portland band rediscovers the term "starving artists." http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-943-flayed_alive_a_food_network_loudmouth_hits_town_and_a_portland_band_rediscovers_the_term_starving_ar.html <i>Kinfolk</i> - <i>Better Homes and Grey Gardens.</i> http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20311-kinfolk_better_homes_and_grey_gardens.html For all the tears shed over the withering magazine industry, certain niche periodicals have actually thrived. Design-oriented mags require the printed page for best effect, foodies aren’t yet ]]> <i>Hot Gun</i> (Wonderdiamond Productions) - The Iceman cometh. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12079-hot_gun_%28wonderdiamond_productions%29_the_iceman_cometh.html Safeway, Here He Comes - Portland’s “Godlike Genius”-in-Residence, Johnny Marr, goes back to the new house. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20475-safeway_here_he_comes_portlands_%E2%80%9Cgodlike_genius%E2%80%9D_in_residence_johnny_marr_goes_back_.html Johnny Marr is that rarest of all creatures: He is living, and he is legend.  After roaming the globe for a quarter century to briefly aid a dizzying litany of acts, his résumé reads like]]> Live 365 - Local musicophile goes to concerts every single day for a year and manages to keep his sanity. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4155-live_365_local_musicophile_goes_to_concerts_every_single_day_for_a_year_and_manages_to_keep_his_sani.html P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.: Saturday, Nov. 26 - Portland rock supergroup blitzes Europe behind its vinyl debut. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18227-problems_saturday_nov_26_portland_rock_supergroup_blitzes_europe_behind_its_vinyl_debut.html [ROCK] It’s not, to answer the most obvious question, an acronym. When Kelly Halliburton (Pierced Arrows) first asked Bradly (Weaklings, Lucky 13s) in the spring of 1999 to step in as vocalist as hi]]> Primer: Smoochknob - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18120-primer_smoochknob_.html Formed: Around the turn of the millennium, when frontman-to-be Donnie Rife abandoned the Midwest for the promise of Portland. Sounds like: Weezer, should a lovely and uncomplicated girl have approach]]> Van Lear Rosebud - Ten years after Jack White and Loretta Lynn’s tryst in “Portland, Oregon,” <i>WW</i> attempts to solve its greatest mystery. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22978-van_lear_rosebud_ten_years_after_jack_white_and_loretta_lynns_tryst_in_%E2%80%9Cportland_oregon%E2%8.html Until 2004, a sloe gin fizz usually meant a nasty hangover and some collegiate fumbling. But following that year’s release of Van Lear Rose—the epochal collaboration between dispossessed Queen]]> The Best Thing I Heard This Year: Portland Edition - <i>WW</i>’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21668-the_best_thing_i_heard_this_year_portland_edition_wws_music_staff_picks_its_favorite_local_albums_of.html Blitzen Trapper, VII A consistently suggestive blend of robust alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of genre-roving Americana. (GS) Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle]]> The Beautiful and the Damned - <i>American Idol</i> is coming to Portland. Here are some things you should know. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17657-the_beautiful_and_the_damned_american_idol_is_coming_to_portland_here_are_some_things_you_should_kno.html Whether because so few of our residents profess to own a television set or so many of our well-pitched homegrown larynxes manage to attract fans ]]> Pillars of Portlandia - How a proto-<i>Portlandia</i> based on a <i>WW</i> column turned into the biggest debacle in local TV history. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23828-pillars_of_portlandia_how_a_proto_portlandia_based_on_a_ww_column_turned_into_the_biggest_debacle_in.html On Dec. 14, 1983, Portland was poised for TV greatness: America’s first regional soap opera. Portland station KOIN pre-empted regular CBS programming for a locally produced original movie, Pillars]]> <b>Jenny Conlee</b> Thursday, Jan. 17 - The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee kicks out the pipe-organ jams. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8285-jenny_conlee_thursday_jan_17_the_decemberists_jenny_conlee_kicks_out_the_pipe_organ_jams.html The Dandy Warhols: Dec. 9-11 - The Dandy Warhols are for the children. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18286-the_dandy_warhols_dec_9_11_the_dandy_warhols_are_for_the_children.html [HOLIDAY PSYCH ROCK] In the 17 years since the Dandy Warhols first recorded their weirdly definitive rendition of “Little Drummer Boy,” the Portland icons—our most continuously successful ]]> Primer: Taylor Swift - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17902-primer_taylor_swift_.html Born: 1989 in Wyomissing, Pa. Sounds like: Avril Lavigne’s smarter, soulful, slightly southern gal pal For fans of: Radio Disney Emo Hour Latest release: 2010’s Speak Now, her third album, which ]]> Rave On - Portland’s Monarques (finally) spread their wings. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19406-rave_on_portlands_monarques_%28finally%29_spread_their_wings.html Even for a town rife with butterfly collectors eager to net especially rarefied species, Monarques’ fitful approach toward maintaining band loyalty would ordinarily test the patience of even the]]> Family Tree - Lewi Longmire, “The Session Player's Session Player,” branches out. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8873-family_tree_lewi_longmire_ldthe_session_players_session_playerrd_branches_out.html Album Review: Leigh Marble - <i>Where the Knives Meet Between the Rows</i> (Laughing Stock) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18975-album_review_leigh_marble_where_the_knives_meet_between_the_rows_%28laughing_stock%29.html [SINGER-SONGWRITER] It has been more than four years since Leigh Marble recorded critically acclaimed sophomore album Red Tornado, and during the elongated gestation of latest offering Where the Knive]]> <i>The Tooth Of Crime (Second Dance)</i> (Contagious Theatre) - Sam Shepard’s rock-’n’-roll homicides. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17784-the_tooth_of_crime_%28second_dance%29_%28contagious_theatre%29_sam_shepards_rock_n_roll_homicides.html Rock ’n’ roll and stage drama haven’t always made the best of pairings, but, despite a snarling blues-bar-of-the-damned T Bone Burnett score ably wrangled by live band Outland Prey, The Tooth ]]> The Young Immortals When History Meets Fiction (self-released) - The Young Immortals belie their age with an almost too mature debut. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-7616-the_young_immortals_when_history_meets_fiction_%28self_released%29_the_young_immortals_belie_their_a.html Last Season, On The Real World - The deadliest sins of seven strangers who stopped being polite long, long ago. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20765-last_season_on_the_real_world_the_deadliest_sins_of_seven_strangers_who_stopped_being_polite_long_lo.html Portland, The Real World is over. On Wednesday, June 12, MTV will air the final hour of the Stumptown season, as well as the customary reunion. As you may have seen over the past 11 weeks—thou]]> Primer: Calobo - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19716-primer_calobo_.html Formed: 1988 on Washington’s Orcas Island.  Sounds like: Indigo Girls meet Blues Traveler, then go on to form Fleetwood Mac. For fans of: The ’90s; the Beavers; a wildly talented troupe o]]> Primer: KMRIA - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18927-primer_kmria_.html Formed: Around Christmas Eve 2005, when Portland musicians Ezra Holbrook and Jenny Conlee-Drizos first shared an admiration for the Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York.” KMRIA (Kiss My Royal Ir]]> Headout: An Adult Guide to Justin Bieber - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19719-headout_an_adult_guide_to_justin_bieber_.html Q: What is a “Bieber”?A: The latest iteration of a peculiar American rite of generational passage that serves up one relatively palatable teen idol to grab the hearts of our adolescents withou]]> Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy - All creatures Groot and small. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22872-movie_review_guardians_of_the_galaxy_all_creatures_groot_and_small.html From the beginning, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was plagued by questions about a largely untested director and wholly unknown characters. It hardly helped that the initial trailer seemed ]]> The Last Pogo - Portland's old New-Wave champions Theatre of Sheep tend the flock. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8174-the_last_pogo_portlands_old_new_wave_champions_theatre_of_sheep_tend_the_flock.html