Live Video: Floater at Crystal Ballroom, 1/11


Floater is Portland's most polarizing band. Beloved and hated in equal measure—though, as this 2010 Willamette Week cover story backs up, I'd argue the group is loved enough outside the city that it fully eclipses the hate—the band's been around for damn near 20 years, and regardless of which side of that divide you fall on, you must admit that's mighty impressive. Longevity at that scale doesn't ...   More
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Rob Wynia

Iron By Water (Self-Released)

Album Reviews
[NAKED SONGS] The first time I heard Rob Wynia’s solo recordings, he was experimenting with soundscapes and edgy spoken-word pieces. I was shocked at how far off course the material was from the    More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Floater: Of Amp Disasters and Good People (Boise, ID)

The Knitting Factory, Boise, ID, 10/2/09 The local rock station here (100.3 The X) is, as far as I can tell, a completely unique and singular station in commercial radio. They pick what they play! It's amazing. Like stepping back in time to the era when DJs could do that. Sure, they play a lot of the stuff you hear on standard stations, but they also spin bands you might not have ever heard, ...   More
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Floater

Floater: Ride the Funk (San Diego)

The band got into San Diego in the wee hours of the morning and I took off for a walk through Presidio Park. I navigated the sleeping homeless scattered around the grass and all the while saw the historical Presidio looming high over the land. It's preserved from the mid 1700's when Spanish missionaries and soldiers built it to help gently persuade the indigenous people to become serfs to the Spanish ...   More
Thursday, May 20, 2010 Floater

Floater: I Don't Think My Whispering to Them Helped (Portland, Chico, San Francisco)

Portland to Chico We headed out of Portland on Thursday night so we could knock a good chunk out of our long drive, planning to nap in the van somewhere after the pass into California. It was cold on the mountains and we stopped to get beers and turkey sandwiches to help with sleep, but ended up just being full and cold instead. So by Friday morning we were not in the best of moods as a group and ...   More
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Floater

The 2010 Best of Portland Poll: One Week Left To Vote!

Hey, you! Voting for the 2010 Best of Portland Poll closes July 14. Want to make your voice heard? Want to be represented? Want to remind everyone that Floater is not the best band in the city, thankyouverymuch, and that my failure to include The People's Sandwich of Portland in our Cheap Eats guide was a travesty on the order of BP's ongoing disaster in the gulf? Head on over to the voting page ...   More
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE


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