Kneebody: Wednesday, April 9

Virtuosic electro-jazz for the indie rock generation.


Music Stories
Since a diverse group of teenage CalArts and Eastman School of Music students coalesced as Kneebody in Los Angeles in 2001, the instrumental ensemble has built the kind of growing young audience   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 BRETT CAMPBELL

Old Age: Thursday, Feb. 20

Frontier folk-rock born in the Oregon woods gets wild in Portland.


Music Stories
Alsea is a woodsy outpost roughly halfway between Corvallis and the Oregon Coast. It’s the kind of place that’s colored with every shade of green and brown, a logging target and sportsman’   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARK STOCK

Primer: Come

Reunion Tour


Music Stories
Years active: 1990-2001, 2008, 2010-present.  Sounds like: Television and the Stooges-inspired darkness, with dueling, strained guitar lines turning into a lascivious, bluesy and slightly dr   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Shred the Light Fantastic

The adorable electrocution of Marnie Stern.


Music Stories
In 2006, Ben Parrish of the Portland- and Olympia-based record label Kill Rock Stars received a demo from a 31-year-old New York singer-guitarist named Marnie Stern. At the time, the label was bei   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MARK STOCK

Video: "Never Be Your Lover/Jam (live at Mississippi Studios)," Typhoon

typhoon

Music
Ask any local music fan who won 2011 and the answer is clearly Typhoon. From appearing on David Letterman to having its EP, A New Kind of House, named the best of the year by Paste Magazine, it's been a stellar 12 months for the Portland google-tet (seriously, how many people are in this fucking band, anyway?). As a cap to its banner year, the group sold out three shows at Mississippi Studios earlier ...   More
 
Thursday, December 15, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

WHAT HAPPENED? Alicia Rose and Jim Brunberg on Rose's Exit from Mississippi Studios


Music
Alicia Rose, the former Doug Fir promoter who became Mississippi Studios' primary booker after the club's expansion in 2009, was fired on Friday. Rose, who was also one of five club co-owners (she was given "a very generous severance package," according to Mississippi Studios founder Jim Brunberg), blamed a bad economy and a change in direction from the club when she met with WW at Northeast Portland ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Collymore Vs. Smith: Election-Night Plans as Prologue?


News
If a candidate's election-night plans are any indication of their campaigns' mindsets, we found recent announcements from Karol Collymore and Loretta Smith particularly interesting. The two women are vying to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Collymore's friend, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, sent out Facebook invitations last week to "join us in ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Collymore Vs. Smith: Election-Night Plans as Prologue?


News
  If a candidate’s election-night plans are any indication of their campaigns’ mindsets, we found recent announcements from Karol Collymore and Loretta Smith particularly interesting. The two women are vying to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Collymore’s friend, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, sent out Facebook invitations last week to “join ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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