The Portland contingent chimes in on its favorite MFNW memories.
[EPIC POP] Lost Lander hit the ground running in 2012 with its excellent first album, DRRT, pairing orchestral rock with rich vocal harmonies and a Sufjan Stevens-like dos
[INTERNET ROCK] Like a proud father, Portland has watched
the Helio Sequence grow over the years, from Beaverton startups playing
the 24-hour Starbucks to Sub Pop darlings. Throughout, the duo o
Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel of Helio Sequence have been at it for almost 20 years now, turning out textured electro-rock that sounds much more like the work of a quartet than a duo. On April 13, the Hellio Sequence again proved their ability to multitask, Weikel punishing his drum kit in perfect time and running samples while Summers juggled the guitar, harmonica and crisp vocals. The pride ...
The five must-hear new songs from Portland artists this week.
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. The Helio Sequence, “Stoic Resemblance” The Helio Sequence’s first eponymous album is their sixth, and symbolizes a creative rebirth of the Portland—by way of Beaverton—duo. Brandon Summers and Benjamin ...
Golden Retriever, Occupied With the Unspoken (July 24)More majestic electronic craziness from these Thrill Jockey signees. There’s a release show for this one at Holocene on Aug. 1. Raymond Byr
SO LONG AND THANKS FOR THE PITAS: Portland is set to lose one of its most beloved food carts: Ziba’s Pitas is up for sale on Craigslist.
“After 5 years of serving Portland I have decided to retir