Live Review: Sleep at Crystal Ballroom, Feb. 6


Sleep finally delivered the reunion show that Portland deserved to see. Back in 2010, when the stoner metal legends headlined the Roseland for MusicfestNW, only the most head-in-the-grass worshippers failed to notice that something was awry onstage. Guitarist Matt Pike was in the depths of his alcohol abuse, and those revealing looks of confusion between band members during the encore were followed ...   More
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 NATHAN CARSON

Move That Dope

The saga of Sleep’s stoner metal opus, as told by its Portland-based producer.

Music Stories
Sleep is a case study in the classic underground success story. High-school pals in San Jose, Calif., who went on to create a blueprint for modern  Sabbath-worshipping stoner metal, the ban   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 NATHAN CARSON

Album Review: Sleep

Oregon Failure (Oldominion)

Album Reviews
[PO-HOP] On the first verse of “Rap Rehab,” a playfully introspective track on Oregon Failure, the newest album from Portland MC Sleep, the 37-year-old poses a question that most rappers undou   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 REED JACKSON

Top Five Favorite Rakim Lyrics

by Sleep (Oldominion/The Chicharones)

Top 5
“Even if it’s jazz or the quiet storm/ I hook a beat up, convert it into hip-hop form.” —“I Ain’t No Joke” (Paid in Full, 1987) “Thinkin’ of a master plan/ ’Cause ain’t nothin�   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF


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