It only takes a few minutes for Travis Morrison to start messing with me.
“When you finish a
record, there’s this period where some of the songs quickly join the
party,” he says, describin
The Hackney brothers tried to bury their old band. It wouldn’t stay dead.
Up in Bobby Hackney’s attic, sealed in a white cardboard
box, lay a secret. A secret he and his brother, Dannis Hackney, kept
hidden from their closest family and friends for over 30 years.
Exhuming Portland’s forgotten extreme metal pioneers.
Metal has waged an uphill battle in Portland. For a long
time, the city’s indie-centricity kept heavier genres shoved away in the
deepest, darkest corners of the local music scene. Things are di
[KEYBOARD EXPRESSIONISM] Thollem McDonas is quite
literally a man without a home. The 46-year-old keyboard master has been
circumnavigating the world on a journey of musical exploration for
Born: In Vallejo, Calif., in 1967.
Sounds like: A sugar-tongued gangster with a flair for the dramatic.
For fans of: Too Short, Rappin’ 4-Tay, Spice 1, 3x Krazy.
Latest release: History: Function
Ain’t no sunshine in this songwriter’s doom-y folk.
[GOTHIC FOLK] It’s raining in Los Angeles, but Chelsea
Wolfe doesn’t mind. “I kind of hate how it’s always sunny here,” says
the lanky, darkly eyelined singer-songwriter, sitting in a co
We didn’t just sit around listening to records all year. Some of us actually left the house.
Best Show Almost No One Saw: Matthew Shipp Trio It
was quite a surprise to find Jimmy Mak’s not even one-third full for a
rare Portland appearance by powerhouse pianist Matthew Shipp and his
Compared to spending a Friday night circling the streets
of downtown Portland looking for a free parking spot, venturing 15
minutes north on I-5 and slipping into Vancouver’s city center at nigh
We are happy to announce the first installment of Live Reel, a new LocalCut video series that features local artists performing live songs in various locations—meaning, pretty much wherever we can find that will fit musicians and their instruments. The goal is to capture unique and intimate performances specific to Portland’s music scene by getting up close and personal with the city’s bands. ...
Parisians are about to kick off a lengthy celebration of Portland and they are doing it in a magnifique way. Starting today and extending till the end of the month, four different cultural institutions will be celebrating our music, our DIY culture, and what the French are calling(the English translation is bit rough), "a village full of 21st century hippies." Le Monde recently ...