Live Review: Marilyn Manson at Roseland Theater, 3/25


Willamette Week's Art Director, Kathleen Marie, is a huge Marilyn Manson fan. So not only did she shoot this show, we also let her tell you about it. See both her photos and writeup below:At the Roseland Theater Wednesday night, two years and one album since his last Portland show, Marilyn Manson—the band and the man himself, dressed to the nines in modest layers of worn black and painted up a la ...   More
Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Matthew Singer

Show Preview: Marilyn Manson at the Roseland

Music Stories
[AMERICAN HORROR STORY] In 2001, The Onion published an article with the headline, “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” The conceit was that, with Eminem having us   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Too Many Zooz: Saturday, Jan. 31, at Roseland Theater

Some real underground music.

Music Stories
In a way, the New York City subway system is kind of like Satyricon, Portland’s legendary punk club. Take it from drummer David Parks, who’s played both. “There’s a certain randomnes   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Live Review: Tune-Yards at Roseland Theater, 12/12


“Those inflatable worms kind of look like dicks,” a guy in the crowd commented at the start of Tune-Yards' show at Roseland Theater on Dec. 12. The Oakland-based experimental pop group certainly does have a preference for odd stage props. The stage was draped in baby-pink linens, obscenely large googly eyes, toy cacti and, yes, giant inflatable earthworms—an aesthetic best described as ...   More
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

Live Review: Swans at Roseland Theater, Sept. 6


Swans are the Game of Thrones of bands: epic in scale, tonally intense, and if you told me any of the members had once crushed a man's skull with their bare hands, I wouldn't question it. At the Roseland Theater on Sept. 6, each song unfurled with a season's worth of stomach-knotting dread, and most at about half the length of a typical GoT episode. (And even better: no stupid dragons were ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Ways To Dress Well…For The Cam’ron Show

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Wear your finest pink mink coat.Back in the early ’00s, Cam was affectionately known as “Harlem’s Pink Panther” for his collection of oversized outerwear pinker than Bubblicious watermelon   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: The Faint at Roseland Theater, 5/31


How does a band occupy its time in the decade following the release of a synth-rock milestone? In the case of Omaha’s the Faint, the answer involves mediocrity and laserbeams. Shitloads of laserbeams. I expected to be amongst a mass of shaking booties and spilled cocktails, but the light show had the crowd at the Roseland on Saturday in a near-epileptic state. No ambulances were dispatched ...   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Live Review: Danny Brown at Roseland Theater, 5/11


It’s been a while since I’ve seen a crowd so hyped to see an artist perform, but I’m guessing that’s the type of devotion that Detroit’s Danny Brown is used to these days. The kids packing the Roseland Theater this past Mother's Day were straight rowdy from the opening tip, pogoing in unison and shouting “Danny! Danny!” before the house lights turned low. Brown’s crew ...   More
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Danny Brown

Show Preview: Danny Brown at Roseland Theater

Music Stories
[DETROIT RAP CITY] If Drake is, as New York Times critic Jon Caramanica wrote last year, “all the emoji: prayer hands, dancing girls, diamond ring, blown kiss, laughing through tears,” then    More
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Photo Review: Little Dragon & Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Roseland Theater, 4/10


Little Dragon is one of the most well put-together live bands out there, and the Swedish electro-soul quartet proved it last Thursday night at Roseland Theater. Overcoming a sound system that tragically consumed opener Unknown Mortal Orchestra whole, the band kicked off the 2014 Soul'd Out Music Festival with set of meticulously arranged, precisely played futurist R&B, drawn primarily from ...   More
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER


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