Album Review: Gaytheist and Rabbits

Gay*Bits (Good to Die)

Album Reviews
[BRUTAL BROMANCE] As musical couplings go, Gaytheist and Rabbits are a match made in a center for tinnitus research. Beyond sheer volume, the Portland punk-metal agitators also share a common distaste   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from Wild Ones, Alia Zin, Joel Magid, Tony Ozier and Gaytheist x Rabbits.


Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. Wild Ones, “Dim the Lights” Last week, synth-pop darlings Wild Ones announced its new EP with a slick teaser video that seemed to double as singer Danielle Sullivan’s audition tape for the sequel to Drive. Now ...   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: Amebix at the Know, May 2009

Plus: A full list of the Alberta punk dive's 10th anniversary shows.


Starting tomorrow, sticky-floored Northeast Portland dive the Know—a favorite haunt of local punks, metalheads and Jonathan Richman—celebrates its decade anniversary with 10 days of shows, featuring some of the venue's favorite regular performers. But we wanted to know: What's the best show at the Know? According to Derek Willman, bassist of the Estranged and one of the club's longtime bartender, ...   More
Thursday, January 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Willamette Weekend: 17 Things to Do in Portland, Jan. 2-4


Friday, January 2Primus & the Chocolate Factory [SNOZZBERRY STOMP] How did Primus take this long to record a tribute to the Willy Wonka soundtrack? I mean, the originals sounded like stuff Les Claypool would write two decades before his claymation-funk power trio stomped out of the Bay Area in the early Alternative Nation days. Did the world technically need a fulllength re-recording of those ...   More
Friday, January 2, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Live Review: A Treefort 2014 Wrap-Up

Bands under overpasses, bands in coffee shops, bands in 113-year-old bars and other highlights from the Boise music festival.


There’s something interesting happening in Boise, Idaho: It’s the Friday morning of a busy festival weekend, and the locals are still in town.   The Treefort Music Festival, celebrating its third anniversary this year, is the pride of a changing town. Stylistically, it's loosely related to SXSW, fit with music, tech, film and literature showcases. Seventeen venues share roughly 350 bands over ...   More
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 MARK STOCK

Video: “Stomach Pains,” Gaytheist


No one wants to read that pounding two tablets of ibuprofen after the Big Float could cause severe stomach bleeding. Nor do I want to read any prescription label highlighting the laundry-list of potential hazards that might ensue — drowsiness, headaches, death — if I use any run-of-the-mill pain reliever. I’ve never, however, read a drug label warning me of my potential for spontaneous combustion, ...   More
Monday, July 29, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Album Review: Gaytheist

Hold Me…But Not So Tight (Good to Die)

Album Reviews
[PUNK METAL] As the Minutemen’s Mike Watt once observed, a good song title is worth a thousand lyrics. With Gaytheist, that advice is well-heeded: Lest anyone feel fatigued by the bulldozing pun   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Portland Exceptionalism

The best local albums of 2012.

Music Stories
Admit it: You love lists. C’mon, you know you’re reading every single “Best of 2012” piece, either nodding with the satisfaction of having your own opinions validated or boiling with anger   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Album Review: Gaytheist

Stealth Beats (Good To Die)

Album Reviews
[PUNK METAL] A name like Gaytheist is meant to antagonize, and on Stealth Beats, the new full-length from this pulverizing trio, that is precisely what the band does. Armed with a rumbling low end   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER


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