Gates to the City

After years of wandering, Rebecca Gates returns to pop and Portland.

Music Stories
“I was living in Rhode Island, at a friends’ house in the middle of the country. I was spending a lot of time at the ocean, in the morning and in the evening.” Rebecca Gates is explaining    More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Q&A: Rebecca Gates on Music and Money

The former Spinanes frontwoman tells us what she's been up to as of late

Rebecca Gates

Portland singer-songwriter Rebecca Gates will soon release her first solo album in over 10 years (she occasionally talks about that here), but the ex-Spinanes frontwoman would rather talk about surveys than new tunes. One survey, in particular: The Future of Music Coalition, an organization she works for, is attempting an ambitious project to identify US musicians' revenue streams. It may sound a touch ...   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Pancakes and (the Dude From) Pavement

Rock & Roll Pancake Brunch with Stephen Malkmus and Rebecca Gates.


Pencil this one in: Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) and Rebecca Gates (the Spinanes) will be performing sets at a "Rock & Roll Pancake Breakfast Benefit" for New York-based artist and activist Dara Greenwald on Sunday, May 22. Greenwald is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, and artists around the country have been hosting fundraising events to help with her medical bills. It's all going down ...   More
Thursday, May 5, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Finding the Links Between Sustainability and Music


Arts & Books
In those lists of buzzwords that should be banned every year, “sustainability” should be at the top. Not because the concept isn’t vital; certainly the idea of an economy and way of life that pays attention to the future has been neglected by our greed-is-good, I-want-it-now, consumer/casino economy for the last , oh, millennium or so. But the term has gotten so overused, folded, spindled, mutilated, ...   More
Friday, February 11, 2011 BRETT CAMPBELL


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