Elliott Smith’s story told by his Portland compatriots.
Movie Reviews & Stories
The title is wrong. It sounds like a soft-focus TV movie about an angel who dreams of being a runway model. But Heaven Adores You is the most complete, least icky attempt to date at telling the stor
FRIDAY, MARCH 27Natasha Leggero[COMEDY] “Looks like Audrey Hepburn, jokes like Pryor,” according to Amy Schumer. Natasha might perform in satin gloves and tote her wig-topped Chihuahua on one hip, but she’s known for debauchery and a record-breaking, pantless bull ride on Burning Love. Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th Ave., 888-643-8669. 7:30 and 10 pm. $20-$25. 21+.The Velvet Teen, Slow Bird, ...
Check out the teaser video, featuring Elliott Smith...and his underwear.
In the classic '90s Portland band Heatmiser, Neil Gust was the Mick Jones to Elliott Smith's Joe Strummer—the one with the more enhanced pop sensibility and less severe demeanor. After the band broke up following 1996's Mic City Sons, Smith went on to sign with a major label, get nominated for an Oscar and become one of indie rock's most treasured songwriters. Gust, meanwhile, formed another ...
On the morning of Oct. 22, I was startled
awake by a ringing phone. It was my editor calling to tell me that
Elliott Smith had killed himself.
were bumping the upcoming issue’s big featur
The new Elliott Smith documentary puts the focus where it belongs: His music.
The phrase “a documentary on Elliott
Smith” must induce a twinge of post-traumatic stress in fans of the late
singer-songwriter, not to mention those who actually knew him. The last
"It has taken on a significance that it doesn't deserve."
By now, you've likely heard about the brouhaha surrounding the release this week of previously unheard Elliott Smith material. Normally, this would be treated as a grand occurrence, given that, unlike many of his peers in the gone-too-soon club, Smith's recorded legacy seemed to more or less end when he died in 2003. Sure, there have been posthumous albums—2004's From a Basement on the Hill, half-completed ...
10 years after his death, Elliott Smith is still estranged from Portland.
Elliott Smith sang it himself: Pictures of him are always wrong.
So the photo of him
at Disneyland, taken in 1996, must be Photoshopped, right? The saddest
songwriter in the world—a man who co
A brief guide to finding Elliott Smith in Portland.
Southeast 29th Avenue and Taylor StreetThe home where Smith recorded Roman Candle.
According to his then-girlfriend, J.J. Gonson, she returned years later
and knocked on the door to find the Shins