Album Review: TxE, TxE VS PRTLND (Self-Released)

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[PO-HOP] Local hip-hop trio TxE knows how things work around here. The group, made up of members Tope, Epp and producer Calvin Valentine, realize they’re living in a city where indie rock is king and rap is often viewed as something that only comes from somewhere else. So they’ve decided to do something that surprisingly hasn’t been done before: create an album using samples of songs by some ...   More
Friday, December 27, 2013 REED JACKSON

Cut of the Day Exclusive: "Climb," TxE

On the first single from its upcoming album, the Portland hip-hop trio turns Typhoon into a quiet storm.

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More than any other local hip-hop act, TxE has bridged the gap between Portland's rap and indie rock scenes. Between its appearances at PDX Pop Now, past associations with the Amigo/Amiga label and participation (and victory) in And And And's annual Rigsketball tournament, the group—rappers Tope and Epp and producer G_Force—have traveled between musical worlds that remain largely stratified.And ...   More
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Gossip Says Name the Bridge for Working Kirk.

SLANTED AND DISENCHANTED: Portland dance-rock group the Slants’ four-year battle with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is moving to federal court. In 2009, the USPTO rejected the band’s at   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Album Review: Typhoon

White Lighter (Roll Call)

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[ORCHESTRAL POP] Well, Portland, hopefully you didn’t expect Typhoon to stay yours forever. A band built like a junior orchestra clearly has ambitions no basement could contain for long. With    More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: “Dreams of Cannibalism,” Typhoon

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Alright, I’ve had enough. I’m done trying to figure out how many people are in Typhoon. Let’s just say it’s somewhere around 10 or a few members shy of Sweden’s flagship 28-piece band I’m From Barcelona. Regardless, the orchestral rock band is up to big things here in Stumptown. Big, grandiose things involving hotter-than-hell Texan festivals and new, butterfly-endowed records. Typhoon ...   More
Monday, May 13, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Scoop: Typhoon Wants an Intern

Gossip happily accepting its party’s nomination.

BAND AID: Typhoon wants help sell its stuff! The increasingly popular Portland indie-pop ensemble is searching for an “intern.” The job description sounds like what would have been call   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 WW Culture Staff

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


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

Portland's "Late Show" Invasion

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We've known for a long time now that New York City is obsessed with our little town (seriously, guys, all those local media think pieces are getting a little creepy), but who knew the bookers at one of the Big Apple's greatest television programs were so in love with us as well? We all found out this week, as The Late Show with David Letterman hosted two of the Rose City's most promising musical exports ...   More
Friday, August 5, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

JUICY SUITS: Troubled Thai Restaurant Typhoon! Sued for Unpaid Produce Bills


 A Tigard-based Thai restaurant chain's legal troubles continue this week with a series of lawsuits in Multnomah County Circuit Court for alleged unpaid produce bills.According to three lawsuits filed March 8, Typhoon! locations in Northwest Portland, downtown Portland, Beaverton and Gresham owe a total of more than $88,500 in unpaid bills to Portland-based T.P. Produce. The lawsuits include attached ...   More
Friday, March 11, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Typhoon Releases Debut Album in May

For the first year that I was writing about music in Portland, Typhoon was more of a myth than a band. Everywhere I went, I heard stories: how the could quiet the drunkest house show crowd; that it could swell from seven to over 12 members; that all the dudes would take their shirts off and start pounding the living shit out of a few drum sets. But until recently, Typhoon was also a band that was spoken ...   More
Monday, February 22, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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