Gary Wilson, Nurses, Fog Father, Wampire DJs: June 30 at Holocene

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Music Stories
Gary Wilson emerged from the New York underground scene in the late ’70s with the seminal album You Think You Really Know Me, mining a never-before-heard fusion of lounge-singer bravado and lite jaz   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 WYATT SCHAFFNER

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concert picks for Nov. 19-25.


Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist.WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19Wampire, Grace Mitchell, Soccer Moms, New Social Outcasts [PSYCH-POP] Bazaar, the second album in two years from Portland house-show heroes-made-good Wampire, is very much a sequel to the ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Cut of the Day: "Wizard Staff," Wampire


Portland’s favorite slackers-turned-indie-stars (and part-time pancake chefs) just dropped a new song. It’s called “Wizard Staff,” and it’s the first single off their upcoming second album, Bazaar.  Wampire has come a long way from the days when Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps played sloppy basement shows to iPod backing tracks, somehow always ending up in their underwear. After ...   More
Thursday, July 31, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

The PDX Pop Now! Superlatives

From Wampire's pancakes to Myke Bogan's spliff, our favorite moments from this year's all-Portland music festival.

tre redeau with vinnie dewayne 4 mps

I’ll admit it: After last Friday night, I was preparing to write PDX Pop Now’s obituary. Or at least a lengthy think-piece about the shifting tides of Portland youth culture. The all-ages local music festival was created 11 years ago to galvanize a flourishing music community and engage a demographic often shut out of the scene, and it’s been one of the city’s most anticipated annual traditions ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Video Roundup: Red Fang! Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks! Wampire! Nick Jaina!


Put these videos in your eyes and…uh…see 'em! Red Fang, "Blood Like Cream"Good to know that no matter how big stoner-metal kings get Red Fang, they remain Portland as fuck. The video for the catchiest (head)banger off third album Whales & Leeches is another Whitey McConnaughy special, staging a Shaun of the Dead style throw-down between zombies and pub-dwelling miscreants (played ...   More
Thursday, December 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The It List: The Top 10 Things in Portland and the World


Each week our culture scientists rank their 10 favorite things in the universe. The resulting list is infallible. The list is perfect. If you don't agree with the list, you are wrong. Some items may stay atop the list for weeks, others may only make a brief appearance. Some items are Portland-centric, but only because Portland is at the center of the universe. Please do not write to us, asking ...   More
Monday, March 4, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Top Five Into the Woods Videos

Top 5
Our favorite Pacific Northwest "music media" site Into the Woods:Feels LIke Home #40, Guidance Counselor The sadly defunct dance-punk group’s Ian Anderson belts the Bushwick-hipster-skewering “   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Photo Review: Typhoon, Reporter, Wampire & Skeletron, Friday, August 6 @ Enchanted Forest

You don't call a music festival "The Great Idea" unless the name really applies. Still, we can't think of a better name for a fest of local music that takes place at a creepy old amusement park. Last Friday a bunch of bands from Portland and Salem—including Typhoon, Reporter, Wampire and Skeletron—stormed the Enchanted Forest for a day of games, tunes, and lots of smiles. Photographer Bobby ...   More
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Local Cut


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