Pranks, Lies and Videotape

The Dandy Warhols and Dig!, a decade later.

Music Stories
Of all the damning moments for the Dandy Warhols in the 2004 documentary Dig!, the worst occurs the morning after a wild party at the shared house of their friends, fellow psych-rockers the Bria   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Louie Louie," the Cry! (featuring the Kingsmen's Mike Mitchell)

PLUS! A few tidbits about the ultimate garage rock nugget on the eve of Portland's inaugural Louie Louie Day!


Andy Warhol famously noted that everyone gets 15 minutes of fame. He failed to mention that at least half will get theirs by covering “Louie Louie.” It’s the greatest example of a song taking on a life of its own: If the downtown Portland studio where the Kingsmen laid down their definitive version collapsed immediately after the session, little of its legacy would’ve altered.According ...   More
Friday, October 4, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Legend of Hazel

A story of bearded Cupids, Christmas lights and Portland’s favorite songwriter.

Music Stories
Hazel didn’t care about being famous. It only wanted to be legendary. Which helps explain the Christmas lights. The power-pop foursome, led by singer-songwriter Pete Krebs, played its first s   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Stripes vs. Soul Patches

Comparing the careers of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame’s marquee inductees.

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YEARS ACTIVE U-Krew: 1984-1993 Everclear: 1992-“present” SOUND U-Krew: An early hybrid of R&B and hip-hop...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Ricker De-Winged in Brooklyn

Gossip that wants Pok Pok’s banana pancakes.

NEW PAD: Everything was not peachy at the now-closed Pok Pok Wing in Brooklyn. Last week, New York media reported that owner Andy Ricker was giving up his plan to open wing joints across the city    More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Kids in the Hall

Getting to know this year's Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees

Music Stories
There is no Oregon Music Hall of Fame. No building with vaulted archways and gold records lining the halls. But for its board of directors and 87 past inductees—punk guitarists, jazz drummers and    More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Guess the new Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductees! [Contest Over: Update in Comments Section]

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame is naming its 2010 inductees tonight. So who will be joining other local luminaries like Elliott Smith, Dead Moon, and, uh, Nu Shooz? We have no idea. But we'd love to hear your predictions. Have a crack in the comments below. Anyone who gets at least one inductee right (and anyone who makes us laugh) wins a prize. (Until we run out of prizes.) We've got copies ...   More
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 RUTH BROWN


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