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

Music
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!

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Music
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

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Features
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


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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


Music
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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