WEDNESDAY JUNE 17
[CONTEMPO ELECTRO] Cecile Schott’s challenging new record, Captain of None,
is a punch in the gut for pure pop lovers, a warm embrace for
esotericists. The record��
WW’s music writers pick their favorite Portland songs of the year.
No one is going to miss 2014, least of all Portland’s
music scene. It was a year of loss, from people (Linda Hornbuckle, Paul
Revere, Pink Martini’s Derek Rieth) to institutions (Slabtown, E
Last year, on a balmy night in mid-August, a trailer
rolled up in Old Town carrying a bunch of gear and two masked men in
full-length druid cloaks. Signs posted on walls and telephone poles
Portland is set to experience a huge year in music, with
several long-anticipated big-name albums scheduled to drop in the next
few months. But in this city, the year is often made by artists wh
Friday, July 25Oregon Brewers Fest [BEER] The 27th annual installment of Oregon’s biggest, drunkest party. Here are our recommendations. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, main entrance at Southwest Oak Street and Naito Parkway, oregonbrewfest.com. Noon-9 pm Wednesday-Saturday, noon-7 pm Sunday, July 23-27. Free admission, taste tokens $1 after $7 glass purchase. Jaw: A Playwrights Festival [THEATER] ...
Sharon Van Etten’s life is a highway. She wants to pull over.
When Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten returned from a grueling yearlong stint touring behind her 2012 album, Tramp,
she was physically and emotionally spent. She promised her boyfriend
10 local artists Portland’s music insiders say you must hear.
In the decade we’ve been polling Portland’s most
knowledgeable music fans and professionals to compile our annual Best
New Band list, we’ve learned one thing: Bands here don’t just break u
Who: Steven Fusco (vocals, guitar), Stone Laurila
(guitar), Anthony Brisson (drums, backing vocals), Scott Page (bass),
Eddie Bond (keyboards).
Sounds like: If Jason Segel’s character in Forget
Friday, May 9Bridgetown Comedy Fest[COMEDY] Oh, man. Plenty to see. Go here and here for recommendations, or here for tickets. May 9-11, bridgetowncomedy.com. “Best $10 Red” Blind Wine Tasting [WINE] You pay $10, you get $10 wines. A little of a lot of them. As a cheap-wine gimmick on overdrive, Woodstock Deli asks its favored wine suppliers and its sales force to find ...